MUSIC
ORIGIN OF THE TERM "BOSSA NOVA"

In Brazil, to do something with "Bossa" is to do it with particular charm and natural flair, as in an innate ability. The term "Bossa" was used to refer to any new "trend" or "fashionable wave" within the artistic beach-culture of late 1950's Rio de Janeiro.

The term finally became known and widely used to refer to a new music style, a fusion of Samba and jazz, when the now famous creators of "Bossa Nova" referred to their new style of work as "a Bossa Nova", as in "the new thing".
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Art Music
The first registration of the musical activity in Brazil comes from the activities of two Jesuit priests, since 1549. Ten years later, they had already founded settlements for indigenous people (the Redu?šes), with a musical-educational structure.
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Popular Music
The field of Brazilian popular music can be traced back to the 1930s, when radio era spread songs across the country. This period also marks the beginning of a substantial predominance of women: from the divas of this radio era until our days, women sharply prevail
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The Origin of Bossa Nova
The field of Brazilian popular music can be traced back to the 1930s, when radio era spread songs across the country. This period also marks the beginning of a substantial predominance of women: from the divas of this radio era until our days, women sharply prevail
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