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Latin Roots 12 Bossa Nova (from the WC archives)

The "New Sound" of Bossa Nova - For our Sense of Place: Rio series we re-visit this installment of the Latin Roots series as we explore bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner who co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune.

In this segment of Latin Roots, Lechner joins World Cafe host David Dye to explore bossa nova — including the origins, influences and musical components of this popular style of Brazilian music. Bossa nova originated in Brazil in the late '50s, when a new generation of musicians, fascinated with American jazz, combined it with samba. Lechner shares two bossa nova tracks to give a sense of the genre: "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Silvia Telles and "So Nice (Summer Samba)" by Bebel Gilberto from the album Tanto Tempo.

Listen to Ernesto Lechner's essential bossa nova playlist on Spotify.

Session Setlist
Silvia Telles / "Samba De Uma Nota So" / Amor em Hi-Fi
Bebel Gilberto / "So Nice (Summer Samba) / Tanto Tempo

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