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Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music invented in the 1950s by composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim[?]; the music derives from the samba but is more complex melodically and less percussive. The genre is highly influenced by jazz and became massively popular in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America, though its international success was limited to brief periods of popularity, such as after the release of the film Black Orpheus[?].

Perhaps the best known bossa nova song is Antonio Carlos Jobim's "The Girl from Ipanema," which is widely known in both its original Portugese and in English translation.

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