Hot Brazilian Nights

This week’s show takes you deep into the Brazilian night. As far as you want to go…

Hot Brazilian Nights:

Air Date: 07-30-23 through 08-06-23

On Demand: 07-30-23 through 08-13-23 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Ahh, summer and hot Brazilian nights! Too hot? How about just right?

When it comes to the seasons and Brazil, everything gets a bit upside down.  So as the land of Samba and Sun slips into the tropical chill of winter in the southern hemisphere, memories of a blazing hot summer still linger on the tan lines of the Copacabana faithful.

And here on this side of the equator? We are entering the hottest part of the year.

Yep, America’s summertime playgrounds from South Beach to South Padre, and from Venice Beach to Chicago’s Oak Street Beach are blazing hot again this year.

Can you recall a summer when it wasn’t?

In more ways than one: we’re back to living our lives again. This is the summer we’ve been waiting for. And Hot Brazilian Nights is here to revive you with a special two-hour soundtrack!

Think of those Copacabana memories as a preview of coming attractions because this week, The Sounds of Brazil takes you away for ‘Hot Brazilian Nights’.

The mix befits the occasion: rhythmic tunes from Bossacucanova, Bebel Gilberto, and Kaoma. Gilberto Gil throws down a reggae vibe and Marina Elali taps into the spirit of Celine Dion. On the ‘wind down and chill’ side, there’s Claudio Zolli, Tom & Julie, Adrianna Calconhotto (with her acoustic Brazilian guitar), and Deodato at “Sunset”.

And I’ll even try to include a few new tunes from our Top Brazilian Summer Sounds Music Showcase, too!

~ Scott Adams

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Feed your Inner Bossa by experiencing the life and times of Bossa Nova’s birth in Rio de Janeiro.  Bossa Nova’s most important book makes for a great summer read: it’s almost like being there!

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch will serve up long sets of summery sambas – the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on this weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm, and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station from the player. 

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This Week’s Show: Hot Brazilian Nights

Hot Brazilian Nights: Hour One

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Muito Tarde (It’s Too Late)<>Guilherme Arantes/Classicos

Welcome to The Connect Brazil Listening Lounge             

Azul<>Bebel Gilberto/Momento

Special Announcement

One Night In Rio (Ipanema Chill)<>DJ Maretimo/Nightflight Rio

Set 2: Introduce Next Set

Voce<>Emilio Santiago/Perdido de Amor

Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1

Introduce Next Song

Bird of Paradise<>Djavan/Bird Of Paradise

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

O Amor e O Poder (Power of Love)<>Marina Elali/Marina

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Baby Come To Me<>Eliane Elias/Love Stories    

Bari Bossa<>Leo Gandelman/Lounjazz

É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Our Kind Of Bossa

Hot Brazilian Nights: Hour Two

Set 1: The First Song

Devolva-me<>Adrianna Calconhotto/Publico

Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Corcovado<>Astrud Gilberto/Next Stop Wonderland

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Lamba Caribe<>Kaoma/Kaoma

Special Announcement

Come with Me to Rio (CB Mix)<>U-Nam/Sunshine of Mine

Set 2: Introduce Next Song

Lamento<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Wave

O Lugar De Nosso Amor<>Gilberto Gil/Quanta

Mais Feliz<>Marcio Menescal/Bossa Now #6 After Dark

Introduce Next Song

Rio de Janeiro Blue<>Randy Crawford/Secret Combination

Batucada<>Boney James/The Beat

Il Cerchio Rosso/Crimsom Circle<>Nicola Conte/Bossa Per Due

Set 3: This Week’s Final Set

So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits

Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky

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