The Best of Marisa Monte

The Best of Marisa Monte. brings us two hours of Brazilian warmth this week.

The Best of Marisa Monte: Listening Dates

Streaming and Radio: 11-27-22 through 12-04-22

On-Demand: 11-27-22 through 12-11-22 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Welcome to The Sounds of Brazil!

It’s official: Parts of the country are seeing their first snowflakes this week; ditto for the cold and below-normal temps… and we haven’t even reached Thanksgiving!

Well, the warmth of Brazilian Jazz will push all of our weather worries aside with a ‘best of’ show for Brazil’s greatest Diva… two full hours of singer Marisa Monte for The Sounds of Brazil this week (even more when you click here!).

The big news from Rio is Marisa Monte’s jaw-dropping announcement of her new deal with Sony Music and her new studio album, the first in a decade. Check out the links below:

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Let’s catch up with a few timely tips for the week ahead:

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Our new Connect Brazil Giveaway has copies of Brazilian jazz saxophonist Kenney Ploson’s Colors of Brazil CD to send to lucky fans! This album is one of 2021’s top Brazilian jazz releases. Click here to enter

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Join us for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch: Perfect for smoothing out the bumps of a busy week. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm. No app is needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

This Sunday, I’ll feature Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar, with our streaming debut of In Natura, Bacelar’s solo piano offering for the holiday season.

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Jingle, Jingle! Now you can choose from a light dusting of Brazilian Christmas favorites every hour PLUS all-day long every Saturday on our streaming station.  Or let it snow 24/7 with our Brazilian Christmas channel.

So, musical flurries, a weekend wonderland or non-stop cheer. Look for the Brazilian Christmas banner at or click here. That’s where you’ll find our Brazilian Christmas playlist, perfect for sharing or shopping. Happy Holidays!

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

‘The Best of Marisa Monte’

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Slow Motion Bossa<>Clara Moreno/Morena Bossa Nova
Stand Up Paddle Girl<>Gabriel Martins/Mergulho
É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É Essa

Welcome to the Lounge
Infinito Particular<>Marisa Monte/Infinito Particular
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Bem Que Se Quis<>Marisa Monte/MM
Cigano<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts
Introduce Next Set                           
Only A Dream In Rio<>James Taylor/That’s Why I’m Here
Flying To Bahia<>Caibedo Island/A Caibedo Tale
Eu Sei<>Marisa Monte/Mais

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Set
Diáspora<>Tribalistas/ Tribalistas (2017)
Ainda Lembro<>Scott Wilkie/Brasil
Nothing Will Be As It Was<>Ricardo Bacelar/Ao Vivo No Rio

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‘The Best of Marisa Monte’

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Na Estrada<> Marisa Monte/Rose And Charcoal
Welcome To Our Second Hour
High Night<> Til Bronner with Melody Gardot/Rio
Bossa Blue<>Chris Standring/Blue Bolero
Universo Ao Meu Redor<>Marisa Monte/Universo Ao Meu
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Featured Artist:
Maria De Verdade<>Marisa Monte/Rose & Charcoal
Spirits Of The Forest<>Leo Gandelman/Visions
Introduce Next Song
She Walks This Earth<>Sting/A Love Affair
Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary
Nunca Mais<>Joao Donato & Marisa Monte/Managarroba

Set 3:
Introduce Our Final Set
Noturna<>Silva with Marisa Monte/Silva Canta Marisa
Blackbird<>Brazil & Beyond/Beatles
Driving Ambition<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil

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Next Week: It’s two hours of fan favorites with our annual Alumni Show for Sergio Mendes and the Class of ’66, so plan to join me for this special program. Drop a request on the Lounge page!

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for listening every week. I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us. And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB and View our complete daily broadcast schedule here.

‘The Best of Marisa Monte’