bossa nova


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bos·sa no·va

 (bŏs′ə nō′və, bô′sə)
n.
1. A style of popular Brazilian music derived from the samba but with more melodic and harmonic complexity and less emphasis on percussion.
2. A lively Brazilian dance that is similar to the samba.

[Portuguese : bossa, trend + nova, new.]
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bossa nova

(ˈbɒsə ˈnəʊvə)
n
1. (Dancing) a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil
2. (Pop Music) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C20: Portuguese, literally: new voice]
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bos•sa no•va

(ˈbɒs ə ˈnoʊ və, ˈbɔ sə)
n., pl. bossa no•vas.
1. jazz-influenced music of Brazilian origin, rhythmically related to the samba.
2. a dance performed to this music.
[1960–65; < Portuguese: literally, new tendency, leaning]
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bossa nova

nBossa Nova m
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That ambitious Japanese reissue program has also resulted in the reappearance of such coveted albums as Barra Limpa (1967), an extremely rare recording by the obscure but highly talented vocalist Luiz Henrique; We and the Sea (1967), by the trend-setting instrumental group Tamba Four; guitarist Luiz Bonfa's 1962 release Bossa Nova featuring Argentine pianist Lalo Schifrin and Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves; and Sergio Mendes Presents Lobo (1970), the long-missing cornerstone of the great Edu Lobo's impressive bossa-influenced discography.
Gilberto is credited with originating the bossa nova style with the release of the 1959 record "Chega de Saudade." Bossa nova is characterized by the combination of Brazilian samba music with "cool jazz."
A fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova emerged in the late 1950s and gained a worldwide following in the 1960s, pioneered by Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, who composed the famous Girl From Ipanema that was sung by Gilberto, his wife Astrud and others.
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