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Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States

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Exhibition: Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm Exhibition September 10 - December 12, 2014 Open during the Learning Resources Division's hours The exhibition Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States returns to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives after its debut as part of the critically acclaimed Jazz Samba Project at Strathmore. For nearly fifty years, radio broadcaster Felix Grant was a familiar voice to Washington, D.C. jazz lovers. His early interest in and fascination with Brazilian culture and music played a pivotal role in introducing bossa nova to the United States. This exhibition includes photographs; concert programs; correspondence; awards; unique interviews of prominent artists such as João Gilberto, Leny Andrade, Sergio Mendes and Dorival Caymmi; and a digital collection, the Bossa Nova Project, which forms the basis for exhibits that may be accessed online. Together they provide a glimpse into Brazilian music of this period and its explosive impact on the American jazz scene. Exhibition courtesy of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia. Curated by Judith A. Korey and Michael Fitzgerald, with exhibit designer Serdar Sirtanadolu. Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, Learning Resources Division University of the District of Columbia (Library-Bldg. 41, Level-A) 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 More info: http://jazzaliveudc.org Flyer design: Serdar Sirtanadolu

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