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Bossa Negra

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Bossa Negra

Bossa Negra is a new band that conveys and invokes the excitement of Brazil's crazy carnivals, football, beautiful beaches and the exhilarating nightlife of Rio de Janeiro.

Formed in Melbourne by drummer Howard Lee, this band is dedicated to the performance of Brazilian music. After almost 2 years traveling in Brazil and studying the numerous Brazilian music styles from Recife down to Rio de Janeiro, he has complied a repertoire that includes the styles of samba, frevo, maracatu, forro, MPB (Brazilian pop) as well as the famous bossa nova that dominated the world since the 1960's.

Songs made famous by well known Brazilian composers and musicians such as; Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Jorge Ben Jor, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Luiz Gonzaga and Pixinguinha are all included in the band's repertoire.

From a large ballroom to a small cafe, Bossa Negra are flexible in adapting to all occasions, venues and budgets in the following formats:


Quintet (with vocals)
Vocals, drums, bass, guitar, saxophone

Quartet (Instrumental)
Drums, bass, guitar, saxophone

Trio (Instrumental)
Bass, guitar, saxophone

Duo (Instrumental)
Guitar, saxophone

Roaming-Duo & Trio (Instrumental)
Duo - Guitar, saxophone /Trio - Brazilian Tambourine, Guitar, saxophone


Songlist:

Bossa Nova
Agua De Beber
Brigas, Nunca Mais
Chega de Saudade
Ela Carioca
Fotographia
Morro Nao Tem Vez (favela)
Samba triste
So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
Tristeza
Tristeza De Nos Dois (Sad For The Both Of Us)
Voce E Eu (You And I)

Samba
Maracangalha
Samba da minha terra
Samba De Orfeu

Bossa Nova ballads
Eu sei que vou te amar
Minha Namorada
Para Machuchar Meu Coracao

Forro
Asa Branca

Frevo
Teu Cabelo Nao Nega

MPB
Berimbau
Flor-de-Liz
Madalena
Mas Que nada
Upa Neguinho

Brazilian Jazz
Canto de Ossanha
Lamentos no Morro
Partido Alto Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)
Vera Cruz

 


 

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