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Videos: Bossa Nova

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I love everything about bossa nova—the sound, the rhythm, the melody, the harmony, the feel and the enthusiasm by artists and fans, especially those in Rio. Like the blues, the bossa nova can wrap itself around virtually anything if it's applied tastefully. In celebration of warmer weather, here are five favorite bossa nova clips...

Here's João Gilberto singing Desafinado...



Here's Antonio Carlos Jobim singing One Note Samba and Desafinado with João Donato on piano...



Here's Johnny Alf...



Here's Elis Regina in 1967...



And here's Roberto Menescal and Nara Leão...


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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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