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By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata will perform music legend’s Tom Jobim’s classics during a free concert on the sands of Ipanema beach at 5PM on Sunday, June 9th.

Vanessa da Mata Show in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News.
Vanessa da Mata will pay tribute to the works of Tom Jobim as she sings for free in a Nivea-sponsored event in Ipanema on Sunday, June 9th, photo by Lívia Stumpf/Flickr Creative Commons License.

Known for her Brazilian number one hits that include “Ai, Ai, Ai,” “Boa Sorte/Good Luck (featuring American singer Ben Harper),” “Amado” and “Não me Deixa Só,” da Mata has released four albums with the third album, Sim, earning a Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Brazilian Pop Album in 2008.

Her show on Sunday will be the last of a six-part concert tour series entitled, Viva Tom Jobim. Sponsored by NIVEA, the free shows features da Mata performing the works of legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter-composer, Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim).

Jobim is considered the co-creator and mastermind behind the bossa nova genre of music, a samba and jazz fusion. His compositions include the internationally-acclaimed, “Garota de Ipanema” (The Girl from Ipanema), “Desafinado” (Out of Tune) and “Águas de Março” (Waters of March), among many others.

He was also well-known for his collaborations with national and international musicians and for his thirteen studio albums, most notably 1967’s Wave. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Jobim’s first solo album, The Composer of Desafinado, Plays.

On Sunday, renowned Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso will also join da Mata on Ipanema beach to pay homage to the works of Tom Jobim.

What: NIVEA Viva Tom Jobim with Vanessa da Mata and special guest Caetano Veloso
When: Sunday, June 9th, 5PM
Where: Praia de Ipanema, Avenida Viera Souto. Entrance between Postos 10 and 11 (Posts 10 and 11), in front of Rua Paul Redfern
Entrance: FREE

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