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Brasileiras Americana- Jobim, Sinatra and the influence of Bossa Nova
Sat., May 13, 2017  7:30pm   pre-concert reception @ 6:30pm
Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis

In the 1950’s Bossa Nova was a new way to play and sing in Rio fusing the syncopated rhythms of samba with the harmonies and swing of jazz.  It became one of the most influential movements in both Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) and the Great American Songbook. The Indianapolis Arts Chorale explores the sophisticated yet emotional style of Bossa Nova, tracing its expansion into New York City and the Top 40 charts and the historic partnership between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra performing classics like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars” to Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin, both of which were originally set to Latin rhythms.