The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach

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The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach

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Documentary in which Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil’s most famous and enduring song. Written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, with a later English translation by Norman Gimbel, The Girl from Ipanema defines the moment Brazil charmed the world stage with a laidback song about a haunting woman. It’s a vibrant musical journey to the stunning beaches, majestic mountains and buzzy clubs of Rio, where Katie meets key musicians and architects of bossa nova (including Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Joyce, Daniel Jobim and Marcos Valle), witnesses intimate musical performances, and uncovers the genesis and story behind Brazil’s most successful musical export. The Girl from Ipanema is quintessential bossa nova and tracing its roots reveals the fascinating story of this unique musical style. Invented by a gang of young bohemians in Rio in the late 1950s, bossa grew into a 1960s phenomenon, …

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