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Bossa Nova: Antonio Carlo Jobim

Friday, June 9 – 7:00 pm
MuSa Rehearsal Room, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

On Friday, Sapienza will hold an event dedicated to the Bossa Nova of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) and to his successors, including Ary Barroso and Dorival Caymmi.

The project builds on previous programmes: “Tom Jobin from Brazil to the World” (2015) and “Bossa Nova Lab” (2016). In collaboration with the Aquarela Choir and with the participation of Poet Luis Elòi Stein, MuSa Blues will present a vast new repertoire of Portuguese music. Entrance is free.

Carlos Jobim was a composer, songwriter and singer born in Rio de Janeiro. Throughout the 50s and 60s, Jobim developed the new Brazilian Bossa Nova style, the best known Brazilian music genre abroad. Bossa Nova, which means “new trend,” is a fusion between samba and jazz. In 1965, the Getz/Gilberto album was the first jazz album to win a Grammy Award as best Album of the Year.