Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song, which defines the moment Brazil charmed the world in the s. Show more 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 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, and a later English translation by Norman Gimbel, The Girl from Ipanema defines the moment Brazil charmed the world with a laid-back 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.
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Share via Email Born into bossa Katie Derham explores the history behind the music. In three minutes of exquisite American jazz-inflected samba, it contains everything that is the essence of bossa nova: All of which is swung out in abundance in The Girl from Ipanema: Which is precisely what presenter Katie Derham did minus the singing. Why Derham? Then it made sense.
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This track, which was written in by Antonio Carlos Jobim aka Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, two of the greatest Brazilian artists of all time, was responsible for providing Brazilian music with an unprecedented worldwide exposure. In the following lines, I will share with you some facts regarding the story and memorable recordings of one of the most enduring tracks in Latin music. The story of this song starts in the s. The two artists, who used to spend their afternoons with a nice glass of whiskey, never missed the opportunity to admire the beautiful girls of the area. In the winter of , a gorgeous girl who used to stop by the bar on a regular basis caught the attention of the two artists.
History[ edit ] Ipanema is a fashionable seaside neighborhood located in the southern region of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics. Her voice, without trained singer mannerisms, proved a perfect fit for the song.