Music From Brazil: The Rise of the Bossa Nova - 92Y, New York

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Music From Brazil

The Rise of the Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova develops in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the late 1950’s and marks a golden era of Brazilian musical history, with vocalist/guitarist Joao Gilberto, and composer/guitarist/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim at the forefront of bringing this “new beat” to international prominence.

Come explore the history, the sound, and the enchantingly sophisticated songwriting that has made Bossa Nova a style that continues to make its influence felt around the globe.


Louis Rosen

Composer, lyricist, author, performer, teacher—Louis Rosen has designed and taught the Music Appreciation/History and Music Theory curriculum for the 92Y’s School of Music for over 30 years.

Albums of Louis’ songs and compositions include Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues (The Langston Hughes Songs, 2016); Time Was (2013); The Ache of Possibility (2009); One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (2008); South Side Stories (2006); and the upcoming Fall 2017 release of Dust to Dus ...