Music From Rio

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It seems that there is something important going on in Rio…….

Love them or loathe them, the Olympics give us a chance to savour the cultural aspects of the host city and npr have put together a luscious playlist of the music of Brazil.

It includes Antônio Carlos Jobim’s incomparable Girl from Ipanema, sung only as Astrud Gilberto could; Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, Toccata and music form Gilberto Gil.

We’d like to add Astrud Gilberto singing Corcovado and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria, sung here by Kathleen Battle. 


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