Sick and tired of winter and want to jet off to somewhere warm… right now? If your answer is a resounding yes, try listening to the new CD Bossa Nova Around the World. Although you might not be able to fly to the place of your dreams at the moment, this CD will make you feel like you are already there.
The smooth sounds of bossa nova (think lounge music and the 1950’s sounds of Brazil) from Rio, Paris, Germany, Norway, and beyond blend relaxing beats with elegant melodies.
With artist ranging from Nancy Vieira with Tito Paris from Cape Verde/Portugal, Dusko Goylovich from Serbia, to Monla from South Korea, Putumayo World Music has put together a wonderful compilation of music that makes you feel you traveled the globe in 40 minutes.
Want it? Get it here.
I give it 3 1/2 Harlem Worlds.