Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies aged 88

//Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies aged 88

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies aged 88

Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who was a pioneer of the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced on Saturday.He was 88. The cause of death was not immediately known.“My father has passed,” the son, who lives in the US, wrote on Facebook. “His fight was noble, he tried to maintain dignity in light of losing his sovereignty.”Gilberto, whose soft voice singing The Girl From Ipanema in the 1960s made him world famous, was…

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