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Adding the Brazilian touch

There is a baroque classical version of popular beatles songs. It is an interesting way of listening to the music of Beatles. The untimely death of Michael Jackson has also spawned a Bossa Nova version of 14 of his popular songs.

Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music created in the late 1950s and is described as the music of Brazilian middle and upper classes. Bossa nova (which is Portuguese for ‘new trend’), contributed a number of songs to the standard jazz repertoire. Bossa nova is most commonly performed on the nylon-string classical guitar, played with the fingers rather than with a pick. Its purest form could be considered unaccompanied guitar with vocals. Drums and other percussion are generally not considered essential bossa nova instruments. Nonetheless, there is a distinctive bossa nova drumming style. The Bossa version of Michael Jackson’s songs is something which we have not heard before. It is a fresh way of listening to his classic songs. It is a sort of stripped-down version of his original songs by various male and female artistes from Brazil. The songs are originally recorded by the Albantroz label in Brazil and. 

Songs in this tribute album include like ‘Thriller’ by Lulu Joppert, ‘Rock with you’ (Marcela Mangabeira), ‘Billie Jean’ (Barbara Mendes), ‘Man in the mirror’ (Paulinho Loureiro), and ‘Beat it’ (Chris Delano) among others. Other songs include Off the wall, Human nature, The girl is mine, Don’t stop ‘til you get enough, Wanna be startin’ something, I can’t help it, The lady in my life, Baby be mine and Remember the time.

Just imagine listening to “Beat it’ without the guitar sound of Eddie Van Halen in the original version. Nevertheless it is an interesting and new way of listening to the King of Pop.

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Times Music

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