One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Brazil was my love of its music, especially 60s Bossa Nova. No other music can bring out the same range of emotions out of me.
When I hear the strum of the nylon string guitar, I feel excited and invigorated by the complex harmonies and beats. When I hear Jobim’s piano, I feel calm and pensive. And when I hear Astrud’s fragile voice, I feel a sadness and longing. To me, the music reflects life, altogether complex, difficult and delicate.