Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music (Beyond Ipanema: Ondas brasileiras na música global)
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Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music (Beyond Ipanema: Ondas brasileiras na música global)
Brazil is a nation whose culture is rich with musical influences, though for a long time most Americans only knew the country's music through Carmen Mirdanda, the singer and dancer with the fruit-basket headgear who turned Brazil's music into a playful Latin caricature that was acceptable to U.S. audiences. But in the 1960's, the rise of Bossa Nova brought Brazil's music to listeners around the world in purer and more honest form, and when Astrid Gilberto and Joao Gilberto collaborated with jazz legend Stan Getz on a recording of "The Girl From Ipanema", the song… More