Bossa Negra

Bossa Negra is a new Brazilian band that conveys and invokes the excitement of Brazil’s crazy carnivals, football, beautiful beaches and the exhilarating nightlife of Rio de Janeiro.

Formed in Melbourne by drummer Howard Lee, this band is dedicated to the performance of Brazilian music.

After almost 2 years traveling in Brazil and studying the numerous Brazilian music styles from Recife down to Rio de Janeiro, he has complied a repertoire that includes the styles of samba, frevo, maracatu, forro, MPB (Brazilian pop) as well as the famous bossa nova that dominated the world since the 1960’s.

Songs made famous by well known Brazilian composers and musicians such as; Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Jorge Ben Jor, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Luiz Gonzaga and Pixinguinha are all included in the band’s repertoire.

From a large ballroom to a small café, Bossa Negra are flexible in adapting to all occasions, venues and budgets in the following formats:

Quintet (with vocals)
Vocals, drums, bass, guitar, saxophone

Quartet (Instrumental)
Drums, bass, guitar, saxophone

Trio (Instrumental)
Bass, guitar, saxophone

Duo (Instrumental)
Guitar, saxophone

Melbourne's ONLY dedicated band to the music of samba, Bossa Nova and Brazilian pop.


 
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