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João Gilberto: Brazilian 'father of bossa nova' dies aged 88

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10 days ago - Saturday 7/6/19 - 7:05:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
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The singer and composer was known best as a pioneer of the bossa nova genre, which found international popularity in the 1960s.

Reports say Gilberto died at home in Rio de Janeiro after a period of illness. His son confirmed the news of his death in a Saturday Facebook post.

Born in the north-east state of Bahia in 1931, Gilberto began singing aged 18.

João Gilberto introduced bossa nova to the world in 1958: he created a new beat, with his unique guitar style, mixing traditional samba music with modern jazz influences.

His music depicted a period of huge optimism in Brazil: an urban, industrialised country that was building a new capital and dreaming of better

His versions of songs like Quiet Nights and The Girl from Ipanema became standards in world music.
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I should ask my Brazilian Ex about this guy... except she probably doesn't want to hear from me anymore...
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