Bossa Nova Exhibition Comes to Rio’s Espaço Cultural BNDES

Meaning literally ‘new trend’ or ‘new wave,’ Bossa nova is perhaps Brazil’s most famous musical export; originally mastered by composers João Gilberto, Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, it quickly beguiled international names such as Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Wednesday, July 18th to Thursday, September 6th, the ‘Espaço Cultural BNDES’ (Cultural Space BNDES) will be exhibiting ‘Passo a Compasso,’ (step by step) a tribute to the 60th anniversary of the bossa nova movement.

In an interview with Jornal do Brasil, the music critic and curator of this exhibition, Tárik de Souza, describes the show . . .

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