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Bossa Nova was born on the beaches of Rio De Janeiro in the late 1950s, where a group of students, artists and musicians famously blended a soft samba based on traditional Brazilian rhythms with American jazz and a new style of Portuguese lyrics. Well-known musicians like João Gilberto, Roberto Menescal, Marcos Valle, and Antonio Carlos Jobim adopted and popularized the “new wave” music style, transforming it over time into the best-known Brazilian music genre in the world. After a historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1962, Bossa Nova caught the attention of American contemporaries such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. The sophisticated fusion went on to influence entire generations of performers including Herbie Mann, Paul McCartney and Sting.
Bossa Nova's biggest names are bringing their talents to the Magic City for a five-day, soul-filled celebration of the genre's 60-year anniversary, kicking off with a spectacular performance by legendary Bossa Nova artist Marcos Valle on October 24 at 9:00 PM at Faena Theater.
An original founder and influential composer of Bossa Nova music, Marcos Valle will light up the stage alongside the "Bossa Nova All-Stars," including iconic musicians Jesse Sadoc, Renato Massa and Patricia Valle to perform his international hits like "Summer Samba (So Nice)", "Batucada" and "If You Went Away".
The star-studded concert is the first of many for Viva Bossa Nova, an international music festival featuring an impressive lineup of performances by Bossa Nova's most famous musicians and rising talents.
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