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bossa nova

Bossa Nova – Embodying the Idea of Cool

Brazil in the 1960’s: a paradise of cool and suave. The nonchalant sentiment of an age typified by effortless class took musical form in Bossa Nova. Characterized by its smooth beats, cool sensibility, a slight off-tune rhythm, Bossa Nova created a whole culture which valued nothing at all, but simple existence. Singers like Astrud Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim created a form of expression where...

Written by Christopher in Daydreaming

Weekend Seduction

The weekend is around the corner and what could be a better start to it than some evening seduction? Paul Dupont and his Orchestra takes us on a steamy and sensual journey through what looks like clips from a kitschy 1960s Franco-Italian movie. For more lounge videos check out Soft Tempo Lounge on Youtube. What do you daydream about today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYYnXY24JL4...

A Tribute to Elis Regina
Written by Steven Padal in Music

A Tribute to Elis Regina

A well known Brazilian singer, Elis Regina, born on March 17, 1945 would have been 65. She unfortunately died very young at the age of 36 on January 19, 1982.  Regina is most notable for singing Bossa Nova music. Elis Regina began her singing career at the age of 11 and released her first album when she was 16 years old. She had released around 30 albums between...

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