In the 1950's Brazilian music entered the global stage when Bossa Nova (literally "new wave") exploded on to the scene. Artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Astrud Gilberto, and Milton Nascimento gained popularity mixing the Afro-Brazilian style of Samba with American Jazz and popular vocal music. Many American Jazz musicians like Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd championed this new wave which brought the sound of Bossa Nova to millions more people. In the late 1960's and early 70's an artistic movement called Tropicalia thrived. Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Gilberto Gil, and Os Mutantes combined elements of rock and the avant-garde with Jazz and Popular Brazilian music to create unique sounds which are now most closely identified with the Tropicalia movement. Further on Brazil produced some excellent Metal as well, most notably Sepultura and Sarcófago. In the 1990's and early 2000's, Bossa Nova and lounge inspired downtempo electronic music gained popularity, reviving the style for a whole new generation. From traditional Samba to contemporary electronic music, Brazil has added a distinct South American flavor to countless albums over the decades. This is just a small selection of essentials to get you started.Favourite Share
Real Groovy's Queen Street store is temporarily closed from 5pm Wednesday 25th March. But many of our staff members will be processing second-hand LPs, CDs and DVDs from home, and we will continue to list those online. We will also add new releases as the data comes through.
However we may not be able to dispatch these until the Level 4 Alert is lifted. Instead, items that you order will be set aside for you for delivery when business is back to normal.
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