Nara Leao

According to music scholars, the Brazilian music genre, Bossa Nova was born in the apartment of Nara Leao where she frequently held jam sessions. .
Endowed with a talent for spotting new composers, Nara launched several songwriters by lending her voice to songs that were turned into big hits, like “Pedro Pedreiro”, “Olê Olá” (both by Chico Buarque), “Maria Moita” (Carlos Lyra/ Vinicius), “Corisco” (Sergio Ricardo/ Glauber Rocha), “Esse Mundo É Meu” (Sergio Ricardo), “Maria Joana”, “Pede Passagem” (Sidney Miller), “Recado” (Casquinha/ Paulinho da Viola), “Coisas do Mundo, Minha Nega” (Paulinho da Viola), “João e Maria” (Sivuca/ Chico Buarque), “Com Açúcar, com Afeto” (Chico Buarque), “Apanhei-te Cavaquinho” (Ernesto Nazareth/ Nara Leão). She also recorded basically all of the bossa nova classics.

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