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Top 9 Interesting Facts About Rio de Janeiro

#5. Rio de Janeiro incubated Bossa Nova

Rio de Janeiro incubated Bossa Nova

Rio de Janeiro’s rich cultural history includes the creation and popularization of Bossa Nova. Translated, Bossa Nova means “new trend.” It is a lively mix of jazz and samba that came to life in the 1950s and 1960s. It has spread around the globe and become known as a distinctly Brazilian sound.

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