Combo Bossa Nova
Greetings music lovers,
This coming Saturday, May 4th, Combo Bossa Nova will be performing outdoors at the Halo Ice Cream Pub from 6:30-9pm in downtown Princeton (9 Hullfish St). And hey, it’s a free concert!
Combo Bossa Nova is a sextet that brings to its audiences a taste of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian music that “seduced the world” in the late 1950’s and early ’60’s. To this day the quintessential Bossa Nova hit “The Girl From Ipanema” is one of the two most performed songs in the world, second only to “Yesterday” by the Beatles. Formed in the winter of 2010-2011 by four friends from varying musical backgrounds, CBN has quickly grown into a sextet that employs vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, upright bass and percussion to perform the works of such Brazilian musical luminaries as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Roberto Menescal, Eliane Elias, and Marcos Valle (with a few surprises thrown in). It’s been said that an evening of CBN’s latin rhythms and lyrics helps listeners to momentarily steal away to the easy, care-free life that was Brazilian beach culture of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Please join us on our tropical journey. Desfrute! (Enjoy!)
Combo Bossa Nova is:
Heather Robbins, vocals & hand percussion
Darla Tarpinian, upright bass
John Timpane, flute
Rich Tarpinian, guitar
Bo Child, mandolin
George Arguila (drums) will be filling in for our percussionist Cliff Hochberg
Peace and Corcovado grease,*
* Corcovado is a famous bossa nova song composed by (arguably) the most famous bossa nova composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. The title of the song comes from the iconic Brazilian landmark of the same name, Corcovado mountain, located in central Rio de Janeiro. It’s the huge granite dome that has a 125 ft statue of Christ (with outstretched arms) on top. Not to be disrespectful, but I have to admit that the twisted part of me has always thought of Corcovado mountain as a big-ass meatloaf. But then again, Christ wouldn’t be standing on a meatloaf, now would he….