The Brazilian Minute: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Braazilian Minute - Antonio Carlos Jobim
"One not" at a time. Antonio Carlos Jobim at work. (Instituto Jobim)

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The Brazilian Minute: Antonio Carlos Jobim and his melodies brought Joao Gilberto’s Bossa Nova rhythms to life.


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In celebration of Brazil’s Bicentennial year, 1822 – 2022

This week’s Brazilian Minute: Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Script from Audio:

Welcome to Brazilian Minute, brought to you by the Consulate-General of Brazil in Chicago and the Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Department.

No single musician has popularized Brazilian music worldwide as Antonio Carlos Jobim. 

He composed more than 300 certified hit songs, including ‘Corcovado’, ‘One Note Samba’, and one of the most recorded songs of all time, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’.

Born in Rio de Janeiro on January 25th, 1927, Jobim literally “fell” into music at age 18: breaking his back from a fall from atop a human pyramid. 

His first song was recorded in 1953 and it paved the way for the birth of Bossa Nova which made him world-famous. Today, Jobim’s music still influences Jazz, Bossa Nova, and pop performers worldwide.

Antonio Carlos Jobim: One of the world’s most important songwriters and a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

For The Brazilian Minute, I’m Scott Adams.

Sergio Mendes (left) with Antonio Carlos Jobim, walking along W. 34th Street in New York City, 1962. (Publicity Photo)

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