March 02, 2009


When I was in my mid-twenties, by a chance, a friend introduced me to the Bossa Nova music. And I was hooked ever since. The melodies, the rhythm, the lyrics, the instruments used - all create a particular atmosphere that appeals to me incredibly. If I was ever to choose only one music style as my favourite, Bossa Nova would be it. This Brazilian type of music is as exotic and as sensual as any music can possibly be.

It has been immortalized by the famous Brazilian musician, Antônio Carlos Jobim, who composed the very well known "Girl from Ipanema", among numerous other hits.
The Bossa Nova music has been used in many movie soundtracks and have inspired many performers. Such as the Swedish born Lisa Ekdahl. After she met her husband, the American composer Salvadore Poe, they created together the most amazing album to date. A mixture of Latin Jazz, Easy Listening and heavily influenced by Bossa Nova, it is a precious part of my CD collection.

Below is the signature song of the album, that describes - in my opinion - the best part of the day.


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Julie Hibbard said...

I love it! I want to dance!! Love that kind of 60s soft song...
GREAT way to start my day!!!
Hope YOURS is fantastic!!!!

MHMS said...

That song is awesome :)

swenglishexpat said...

Great album, I agree. I bought it some years ago and still enjoy it!

Gal Friday said...

No wonder you like "Next Stop, Wonderland" so much! ;-)
This music is making me feel so warm and if I don't look out the window at the 10 inches of snow on the ground, I can almost imagine muself in a sundress dancing under the summer stars.

Donna said...

What a great song!

I've always love Girl From Ipanema too!



That's it. I am going to smile more for you, Protege!! heee heee =] seriously, next photo opt. I will keep it in mind. <3

I looooooooove Brasilian jazz and music! ♥


Melanie Gillispie said...

Work is blocking this for some reason, so I'll try to listen once I get home...if I get home...we're starting to get very busy around here, thank goodness!

Holly said...

I really like this music! I can't believe that I have never heard this before. My husband served a two year mission in Brazil and fell in love with their music. I will have to play this for him. Thankyou for sharing!

Zuzana said...

thank you for your kind words and for stopping by; I always enjoy meeting new people.;)

that is it exactly; some sort of 60's feeling over it.;))
I am happy this lightened your morning.;))

=Made U Look Today,
yes it is great; and I know you know of this artist well. Thank you for stopping by.;)

glad you too like Lisa; I find her voice to be very fragile and sensitive, perfect for singing Bossa Nova.;)

I knew this would make you remember that movie; what I found interesting was that the plot was taking place almost entirely in winter - spring and the music still fit in so well into those seasons.;))
Hope your Monday was great.;))

yes that is a great classic.;)) Always glad when you stop by.;))

=fashion chalet,
glad to hear that! There is a sense of fresh youth in that smile.;)))
Happy you too love Brazilian music.;)) That fits your exotic looks.;)

hope you got to listen to it later; nice to hear someone who actually likes when work is busy.;))

glad to know that now I can make someone dear aware of this beautiful music style. I hope your husband liked it too; I am sure he must recognize this - almost signature type - music from Brazil.;))

Noelle Chantal said...

I love to listen to Bosa Nova too. I find these music very relaxing and hearing the instruments used makes me want to sat down and day dream.

It's my first time to hear Lisa Ekdahl and i liked it! Thanks for sharing. :)

Zuzana said...

I am so happy you enjoyed hearing this; the Bossa Nova fits very well in your exotic world, I am sure.;))

Claus said...

Hello fellow bossa nova lover! As you know I really enjoy bossa nova very much. I never heard of this artist before, but I am definitely going to try and get my hand on her music now! Beautiful mix of rhythms and influences.

Zuzana said...

thank you for stopping by! Yes, Bossa Nova is the loveliest, most relaxing and dreamy kind of music; glad you liked Lisa.;))