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Non Stop to Brazil: Astrud Gilberto

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Born in Bahia of North-Eastern Brazil, Astrud Weinert is a well known Brazilian singer of Brazilian and German descent. After marrying João Gilberto (1959), Astrud began her introduction into Brazilian Jazz and Popular music. Her unique fusion of American Jazz and Bossa Nova gained her much success with audiences in Brazil and the United States. 74272367

Gilberto’s sensual, naive vocals and exceptional command of the English language on “The Girl from Ipanema” skyrocketed the popularity of the track, delivering the cross-over appeal needed to penetrate the American market. Astrud Gilberto’s inclusion on the grammy-winning song “The Girl From Ipanema” gained her international attention and helped her establish a solo career, with her debut “The Astrud Gilberto Album” (1965).

Listen to Astrud Gilberto

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