Lost Sambista

A Brazil never seen.

The on-line home of Bossa Nova

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Sometimes the internet surprises us. We tried to search a site about Brazilian culture in English and found out that there were very few written by non-Brazilians. There was one heart warming exception: bossanovamusic.com. As the name suggests this is a site dedicated to our favorit style of music. We were happy to find a passionate account of the history of Bossa Nova, articles about its main exponents, interviews with Bossa Nova artists, excerpts of news about Bossa Nova throughout the world, reviews on albums and on related publications, everything done with great quality and care.

We got in touch with the guys and asked them to tell us more about the site. The answer was:

“… Bnovamusic.com is a site run by a group of fans that are passionate about bossa nova and its culture. Wanting to delve in further than just the music we decided we wanted to find blogs and websites and were surprised to find that they are really were few site and blogs that provided bossa nova content, especially for English speakers. Therefore, we decided to take up the responsibility ourselves. Since then we have been fortunate to work alongside very talented artists and other people in the industry. It’s been very rewarding and enjoyable to date and we are very thankful.”

Their site is a sister, or brother, of Lost Samba, in their passion and in taking it upon themselves to promote Brazilian culture in the English-speaking world. Bossanovamusic is an indispensable resource to anyone who wants to know more about the magic of artists like Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Joao Gilberto. We thoroughly recommend it.

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2 thoughts on “The on-line home of Bossa Nova

  1. I understand what you mean about blogs on Brazilian culture. I have written quite a few articles on this, including one on Joia Rara, and often get praise for my writing from Brazilians. I also wrote about the revolutionary music of Brazil hence I am also very much enjoying your blog too.

    • Hi Simon, that’s great. It amazes me that there is this gap in the English speaking world, there is very little information out there, and perhaps a lack of curiosity. The result is that people generally see Brazil through stereotypes and are ignorant about it. I am still trying to figure out why.

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