As per Anna’s suggestion, I listened to some instrumental Bossa Nova during my evening yoga routine and got myself a few notes closer to being Brazilian.
Bossa Nova music makes me feel like I should be in a oceanside jazz club with a dance floor and a cocktail in my hand. And it should be the sixties.
The music is a derivative of Samba, but more melodic. The scores I was listening to tonight had entire horn and percussion arrangements, but much of the original and most famous Bossa Nova is executed with a simple acoustic guitar. Probably the most famous song that’s come out of Brazil is Bossa Nova, the Girl from Ipanema, performed by one of the most famous Bossa Nova artists, João Gilberto.
The music is relaxing and uplifting at the same time and just what I needed to end my evening. Here is some for yours…