BOOTLEG LIKE JAZZ: BOSSA NOVA WITH RAÚL

In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards joins Q and discusses the history, major contributions and the impact Joao Gilberto had on Bossa Nova.

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In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards joins Q and discusses the history, major contributions and the impact Joao Gilberto had on Bossa Nova. We look into Bossa Nova’s rich origin story in the protests movement, similar to Jazz and later Hip-Hop, that would come to influence much of Brazil throughout the mid 20th century. Our conversation doesn’t end there as we dive into the exchange of cultures between many Black American and LatinX/Afro-LatinX musicians – most notably Quincy Jones and Rahsaan Roland Kirk producing their version of Bossa Nova in “Soul Bossa Nova”. Lastly, we spend time discussing the impact the nylon acoustic guitar and Samba had on the South American continent and beyond.

Helpful links:

1) https://www.npr.org/2008/06/02/91087907/the-birth-of-bossa-nova
2) https://www.britannica.com/art/bossa-nova
3) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remembering-bossa-nova-pioneer-joao-gilberto-180972578/

Author: The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Black American or a African-American, began in this country as a diminished experience. We were 3/5ths of a human. Subjugated, denied education, denied having family and only given the scraps. Here comes jazz, in order to learn how to play music Black folks had to learn by ear, from watching other people perform and from knowledge passed down. That’s Bootleg Like Jazz.

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