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This is Bossa Nova2012

  • 4.1
Paulo Thiago's acclaimed documentary THIS IS BOSSA NOVA tells the story of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian music born in the early-1950s that would attain definite international recognition a decade later with a memorable concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. This film includes interviews with, and exclusive musical performances by, Bossa Nova musicians, composers and performers such as Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato and Iko Castro Neves, to name a few. Also included are exclusive archive material of international shows and performances of Brazilian and international artists who participated in the movement during its golden years.

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Member Reviews (5)

If you love Bossa Nova and want to learn more about it, this is the film for you.

Lots of fascinating information about the origin of this movement. I don't know how the Brazilians are able to make such beautiful music. Maybe it's something in the water they drink!

Seriously, though, the tunes and the perfomances are just great, and this movie captures it.

super cool doc


An introduction to the artistry behind the bossa nova movement that reached a worldwide peak during the middle of the 20th century, as sophisticated and cool as the tunes themselves.

Fantastic movie. Great music and fascinating dialogue about the bossa nova community of the 50s and 60s.