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Bossa Nova, what Antonio Carlos Jobim called "the clean, washed out samba", was the sweet jazz influenced counter play to the hectic music of Brazil in the late 50s early 60s. The point was to make a relaxed lyrical music that still had that push and swing of a samba but had the restraint and refinement of jazz. It rose to international popularity when Jobim's Girl from Ipanema won four Grammy's in 1963.

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