bossa nova

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bossa nova

a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil
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The bossa nova is characterized by its use of dissonant chords, modulating harmonies and very personal vocal interpretations.
While there, he continued to develop and refine the bossa nova beat.
It launched the bossa nova movement as well as Joao Gilberto's career.
There are many other figures of primary importance in the bossa nova movement.
One of the central figures in the creation of the bossa nova was Vinicius de Moraes.
That song launched the bossa nova into the world scene.
Another seminal figure in the bossa nova movement was Carlos Lyra.
Luiz Bonfa is the fourth important leader of the bossa nova movement that we shall consider.
These songs showed some of the first traces of the bossa nova trend.
Luiz Bonfa was instrumental in popularizing bossa nova in the United States.
The Brazilian bossa nova also grew seeds in foreign soil, especially in the United States.
The bossa nova attracted several important artists from the United States, who recorded some of the best songs from its repertoire, including vocalists Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Peggy Lee, Eydie Gorme, Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald.