About this Playlist

On November 21, 1962, a concert at Carnegie Hall introduced one of the most influential and unique musical styles of Latin America to US audiences. Bossa nova had emerged from the cafes and clubs of Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s, giving samba a cool, new beach vibe that to this day epitomizes the sounds of Brazil for listeners across the globe. Get in the spirit of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics with a Brazilian-inspired playlist of bossa nova, samba, and forró, including legendary artists (and performers from the 1962 concert) João Gilberto and Sérgio Mendes.

Pop — 1969
Brazilian — 1988