The Brilliance of Joao Bosco

The brilliance of Joao Bosco.

The Brilliance of Joao Bosco: Listening Dates

Streaming and Radio: 11-12-23 through 11-19-23

On-Demand: 11-12-23 through 11-26-23 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Welcome to November!

Quick. Name three of your favorite Brazilian singers. Chances are, your top-of-mind list won’t include this week’s featured artist, singer, and songwriter Joao Bosco.

But his creativity is legendary and in 2017 he traveled to Las Vegas to receive the music industry’s highest honor: A Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Grammys.

We’ll salute four decades of an amazing career with two hours of his very best songs, plus a surprise or two!

Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

What’s Happening This Week at Connect Brazil

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Sunday’s ‘Brazilian Brunch’ serves up the softer side of Brazilian song on The Sounds of Brazil stream this weekend! We’ll sample some of the best and breeziest, along with a request or too! So make plans to join me this Sunday for three full hours beginning at 5 am, 9, 2 and 8 pm Central.

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Hour 1: The Brilliance of Joao Bosco

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Latin Lovers<>Lee Ritenour/Festival 

Use Your Head<>Money Mark/Redhot + Rio

Scarborough Fair<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Coisa Feita<>Joao Bosco/Millennium

Special Announcement

Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Dois Pra La, Dois Pra Ca<>Elis Regina/Fascinacao     

Piazza In The Rain<>Hiroko Kokubu/Moments

Introduce Next Song

Varadero<>Joao Bosco/Joao Bosco

Sessao Das Onze<>Ricardo Silveira/RSVC

Happiness<>De Phazz/Dinner Party

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Sei La<>Caro Pierotto/Sambalismo

Sabe Voce<>Antonio Adolfo/Bossa 65   

Dindi<>Ella & The Bossa Beat/Dindi

Hour 2: The Brilliance of Joao Bosco

Set 1:

Sulla Vespa<>Mazzachigno/Cafe Roma Vol 2

I Can’t Help It<>Torcuato Mariano/Paradise Station

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Se Voce Jurar<>Joao Bosco/Da Licensa Meu Senhor

Stand Up Paddle Girl<>Gabriel Martins/Mergulho

Libertar<>Mart’nalia/ + Misturado

Special Announcement

Fire & Water<>Carol Albert/ Magic Mirror

Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Senhoras do Amazonas<>Sergio Mendes/Brasileiro

I Thought About You<>Alexia Bomtempo/Chasing Storms and Stars

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Velas

Quando Voce Voltar<>J. Marino & Friends/My Little Town               

Ilha Dos Frades<>Velas/Velas        

A Felicidade<>Joao Bosco/Bossa Nova     

Set 3:

No Tabuleiro da Baiana<>Joao Bosco-Daniela Mercury/ Da Licenca Meu Senhor

Dancing With Angels<>Magrus Rainforest Band/Between Dreams   

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Next Week on The Sounds of Brazil

I’ll spin up two hours of Brazil’s best with a playlist perfect for your autumnal pleasure. It’s the Best of Emilio Santiago! Tune in on the radio and your favorite streaming device for our station on

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