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  • ORIGIN OF THE TERM "BOSSA NOVA"


  • ORIGIN OF THE TERM "BOSSA NOVA"

    In Brazil, to do something with "Bossa" is to do it with particular charm and natural flair, as in an innate ability. The term "Bossa" was used to refer to any new "trend" or "fashionable wave" within the artistic beach-culture of late 1950's Rio de Janeiro. The term finally became known and widely used to refer to a new music style, a fusion of Samba and jazz, when the now famous creators of "Bossa Nova" referred to their new style of work as "a Bossa Nova", as in "the new thing".