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By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - They say that Rio is the birthplace of Samba. Which makes it's younger sister Bossa Nova, or jazz samba, perhaps the second most honored music genre in town, and maybe the most internationally recognized Brazilian sound.

The greatest Bossa Nova hit of all time “The Girl From Ipanema” (1964) immediately triggers memories of white beaches, sunshine and beautiful girls. Composer Tom Jobim in partnership with poet Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?