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Luciana Souza

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Luciana Souza

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Luciana Souza

September 16, 2010 The vocalist evokes her native Brazil in new bossa novas and her own interpretations in concert.

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October 2, 2008 In "O Pato," bossa nova chanteuse Souza sings (and quacks) in Portuguese at the Kennedy Center.

Interviews & Profiles

Luciana Souza has two new albums out, Duos III and The Book of Chet.

August 31, 2012 The Brazilian singer's two new albums of cover songs explore her love of both jazz and bossa nova.

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October 21, 2007 Songs by Sting, James Taylor and other pop artists are remodeled with help from a bossa nova beat.

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December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

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October 15, 2007 Luciana Souza's The New Bossa Nova features bossa nova versions of pop standards.

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May 14, 2005 On Duos II the singer adds rich vocals to a typically instrumental genre, the choro.

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Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade."

February 28, 2014 We explore the Portuguese and Galician concept of saudade, and how it plays out in music.

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April 6, 2009 Hear five songs that were originally written as poems to be read, not as lyrics to be sung.

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Book of Chet

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  • Album: Book of Chet
  • Artist: Luciana Souza
  • Label: Sunnyside Communications
  • Released: 2012
 

Duos III

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The New Bossa Nova

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Duos II

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  • Album: Duos II
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  • Label: Sunnyside
  • Released: 2005
 

Brazilian Duos

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  • Album: Brazilian Duos
  • Artist: Luciana Souza
  • Label: Sunnyside
  • Released: 2001
 

New Bossa Nova

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  • Album: New Bossa Nova
  • Artist: Luciana Souza
  • Label: Verve
  • Released: 2007