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Astrud Gilberto-RIP, Joao Gilberto-RIP - The Girl From Ipanema ( Garota De Ipanema)


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With ex husband Joao Gilberto-RIP (co-vocals, father of Bebel Gilberto w 2nd wife Miucha)  & Stan Getz (saxophone)


Brazilian classic





Music composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim-RIP....


Original Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes-RIP


English lyrics by Norman Gimbel-RIP



Astrud Gilberto, bossa nova singer of The Girl from Ipanema, dies aged 83



Singer had no previous recording experience when she sang a defining song of Brazilian culture in 1963


Tue 6 Jun 2023 12.18 BST

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That's the hill in Rio de Janeiro where the Christ statue is located






Was up there during my 1st Brazil trip in 1985...Really nice.....



But truly the best view is from the "Pao de Acucar" (sugarloaf) overlooking the Guanabara bay


Translation of "Corcovado" - Portuguese part sung by Joao Gilberto



She was born in Salvador, Bahia....Beautiful city ( African heart of Brazil: 92% of pop. black and mulatto)....

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Black Eyed Peas re-adapted the core melody of "Insensatez (how insensitive)" in the movie "Be cool" ( featuring Thurman / Travolta)....


On piano Brazilian composer / musician Sergio Mendes





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