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Bossa Nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Vinicius de Moraes, Antônio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto and was first introduced in Brazil in 1958, with Elizete Cardoso's recording of "Chega de Saudade" on the Canção do Amor Demais LP. Composed by Vinícius de Moraes (lyrics) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (music). The song was soon after released by Gilberto himself.

With João Gilberto as "guru", Bossa Nova acquired a large following right away, initially by young musicians and college students. Since then, people of all ages and walks of life have become admirers of the style.



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