Wednesday, February 11, 2009

*Blame It on the Bossa Nova*

bos·sa no·va     (bŏs'ə nō'və, bô'sə) n.
[Portuguese : bossa, trend + nova, new.]
1. A style of popular Brazilian music derived from the samba but with more melodic and harmonic complexity and less emphasis on percussion.
2. A lively Brazilian dance that is similar to the samba.

In Brazil, to do something with 'bossa' is to do it with particular Charm and natural Flair. [innate ability] The exact origin of the term 'bossa nova' remains uncertain, but was initially used to refer to any new 'trend' 'fashionable wave.' The term gained notoriety as a reference to a New Music Style. The creators of 'bossa nova' referred to their new style of work as 'a bossa nova', as in 'the new thing.'

1 comment:

  1. It's good to learn new things:)

    Bossanova is an awesome word!