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Bossa Nova

Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes and João Gilberto. Bossa nova (which is Portuguese for "new trend") acquired a large following, initially by young musicians and college students. Although the bossa nova movement only lasted six years (1957–63), it contributed a number of songs to the standard repertoire. The musical style evolved from but is more complex harmonically and is less percussive.