“We consider ourselves a ‘composition core’ precisely because of our aim, which is composing above all”, explains Bernando, regarding the working methodology of the project. “Because it’s only the two of us, we work with musician friends, always accordingly to the way we want to present a particular song in each concert.” Working with diverse influences such as the erudite, the samba and regional rhythms, the songs from the pair possess a lightness that justifies the term “contemporary bossa”, invented by them.

“At the time of Bossa Nova, João Gilberto incorporated jazz elements into the very cell of samba. The ‘contemporary bossa’ would be these same elements, mixed to rhythms like the waltz, the maxixe, regional ballads and the jazz.”


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