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August 13, 2016

Bossa Nova would not have been entirely what it was without Nara Leão, known as "the Muse" of this movement. Nelson Motta called her "the most intelligent voice of Brazil", discrete, balanced, profound and sensitive. She was all that, and much more! As a middle class y...

August 9, 2016

Yesterday I started writing a post on tributes & heroes inspired by 3 artists whom I greatly admire for their qualities as human beings and as musicians: Roberto Menescal, Nara Leão and Joyce.

But in the last 48 hours, I could not stay indifferent to 3 young w...

August 6, 2016

Tonight there was a heavy storm in Skopje. The lightening, thunder and wind were pretty scary...! Best antidote to fear? Thinking of beauty, music, and inevitably, Tom Jobim! This chain of thought led me to the bookcase where my Bossa Nova sources are preciously kept f...

August 2, 2016

Voices have colors; so do photographs even when they are in black & white! Music can be blue, joyful, shiny or shady, and it can all be captured by photographers who feel the music, and go beyond the sound seizing the emotions of the musicians. I love checking pictures...

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