The Music Plays On — João Gilberto

João Gilberto

When João Gilberto passed away in July 2019, we lost someone who was responsible for creating an entire style of music-making.

Bossa Nova, which literally means new trend or new wave came from two sources — samba and jazz. Samba, a national symbol of Brazil, is a musical genre and dance style that has its roots in West African religions and it originated in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.