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Bossa Nova Legend Who Composed “The Girl from Ipanema” Died in 1994

Bossa Nova Legend Who Composed “The Girl from Ipanema” Died in 1994

Photo: Antônio Carlos Jobim

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Today in Latin American history, Brazilian composer and arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim who composed “The Girl from Ipanema” died in 1994.

He is regarded as one of the greatest legends of bossa nova. Jobim’s compositions, many performed by João Gilberto, gave birth to the genre in the early 1960s.

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