The Best of Brazilian Music 2020

The Best of Brazilian Music 2020

Air Date: 12-26-20 through 01-02-21

On Demand: 12-26-20 through 01-10-21 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Happy New Year!

This week, we look back with 2020 hindsite for the Best of Brazilian Music from the year that was. For Brazilian music fans, 2020 will be remembered for the life-changing challenges we have faced, and for the role that music – and the talented musicians who create it – played in lifting our spirits and providing the comfort we need.

Click here for our 2020 Showcase – ten top songs and the stories behind them, Videos for each one, too!

I hope you’ll enjoy the show this week.    

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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The Best of Brazilian Music 2020

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Metti Una Serrra A Cena<>Emanuela Campana/Fortissimo
Emerald Bay<>Marcos Ariel/Wave Hunter
What A Wonderful World<>G-Flat/Single
Welcome to the Lounge
Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo 2010 (10 years ago)
Special Announcement

Pontal<>Arthur Nogueira w/Fernanda Takai/Single

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set

Beyond Paradise<>Torcuato Mariano & Toni Scruggs/Escola
Northern Lights<> Roy Stephansen/single
Introduce Next Song
Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo 2000 (20 years ago)
Camaleão<>Grover Washington, Jr./A Love Affair 2000 (20 years ago)
Cancao Do Sal<>Antonio Adolfo/BruMa 
Special Announcement

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
My Favorite Things<>Daniela Soledade/Single
A Night In Rio<>Fourplay/ Let’s Touch the Sky (CB Remix) 2010 (10 years ago)
Não Brinca Comigo<>Isabella Taviani/ Não Brinca Comigo

The Best of Brazilian Music 2020

Hour 2:
Set 1:

Mais Devagar<>Alexia Bomtempo/Suspiro
Welcome Back To Our Second Hour
Seja Gentil<>Kell Smith/ O Velho E Bom Novo (Lado A) 
Gratidao a Natureza<>Gabriel Martins/Mergulho
On The Beach<>Luca Giacco w/Groove da Praia/Reminiscences
Welcome Spring<>Richard Sorce/Bossambal Brazil

Special Announcement

Set 2:
My Remedy<>Ella & The Bossa Beat/My Remedy
Incendiando<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil 2015 (5 years ago)
Introduce Next Set
Bahia<>Rick Braun/Crossroads
Paraiso Estendido<>Jorge Vercillo/ Nas Minhas Mãos
‘Secret Entrance To Your Heart<>Breeze/Single
Special Announcement

Set 3:
Killer Joe<>Ricardo Bacelar/Ao Vivo No Rio

Rio’s Sun<> Aurys/ Nu Bossanova Trends, Vol. 1 2010 (10 years ago)

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Next Week: We’ll kick off January 2021 with the best of saxophoist Leo Gandelman. Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

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The Best of Brazilian Music 2020