Bossa Negra

Albums:

Brazilian Essence 2016 (Eng Version) (Studio Masters 24/96)

Note: track 08 of Eng Version -Summer Samba (So Nice) (Samba de Verão) [extended mix] feat. Jacqueline Gawler is Upsample 24/96 from 16/44.1 file. All other tracks are Studio Master 24/96.

Bossa Negra is a musical concept created by producers Howard Lee and Latin Grammy winner Sérgio Luiz Brandão with the aim of making Brazilian music accessible outside of Brazil without compromising the integrity of the music.
This pioneering collaboration has resulted in the first ever studio recording of well-known Brazilian songs rearranged, reinterpreted and sung with Chinese and English lyrics.
In addition to the project’s lyrical reinterpretation of these Brazilian songs, the producers have also created the first ever fusion of Chinese, Australian and Brazilian music into one album.
By taking popular songs from China and Australia, Bossa Negra has pioneered a new direction in world music by recording songs with a Brazilian arrangement and incorporating instruments from each of these countries.
The latest album from Bossa Negra consists of 2 different editions, one for the Chinese region and one for the English speaking market.
Giants of the Brazilian music industry were recruited to write the arrangements for this album including Renato Fonseca (who toured with Djavan on keyboards), Luiz Brasil (whose arrangements have appeared on the albums of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Gal Costa), Marco Brito (Ivan Lins’ current pianist) and Sérgio Luiz Brandão.
The majority of the album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro Brazil from 2009 - 2016 as well as NYC, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and China. It consists of the crème de la crème of Brazilian musicians including many Grammy winners.
Howard X – Founder/Co-producer (Hong Kong- China)
Musician, promoter and producer Howard Lee was first exposed to Brazilian music whilst performing with various jazz bands in China and Australia. To further explore his curiosity in Brazilian music, he travelled to Brazil in 2003 for lived there for almost 2 years. The aim of the trip was to study the many facets of Brazilian music, culture, and the historical/social context in how music plays a role in Brazilian society. These cities included Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Porto de Galinhas, Olinda, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Manaus, Foz do Iguaçu and Sao Paulo. During this period he had the fortunate opportunity to study with some of Brazil’s most respected musicians including the drummer of Hermeto Pascoal’s band for the past 20 years Márcio Bahia, Grammy winner Edu Ribeiro band as well as percussionists from Mono Bloco and the Mangueira samba school.
---Studio Master 24/96
---WAV/FLAC 
---Buy whole album for $160

Brazilian Essence 2016 (Chinese version)

Bossa Negra is a musical concept created by producers Howard Lee and Latin Grammy winner Sérgio Luiz Brandão with the aim of making Brazilian music accessible outside of Brazil without compromising the integrity of the music.
This pioneering collaboration has resulted in the first ever studio recording of well-known Brazilian songs rearranged, reinterpreted and sung with Chinese and English lyrics.
In addition to the project’s lyrical reinterpretation of these Brazilian songs, the producers have also created the first ever fusion of Chinese, Australian and Brazilian music into one album.
By taking popular songs from China and Australia, Bossa Negra has pioneered a new direction in world music by recording songs with a Brazilian arrangement and incorporating instruments from each of these countries.
The latest album from Bossa Negra consists of 2 different editions, one for the Chinese region and one for the English speaking market.
Giants of the Brazilian music industry were recruited to write the arrangements for this album including Renato Fonseca (who toured with Djavan on keyboards), Luiz Brasil (whose arrangements have appeared on the albums of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Gal Costa), Marco Brito (Ivan Lins’ current pianist) and Sérgio Luiz Brandão.
The majority of the album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro Brazil from 2009 - 2016 as well as NYC, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and China. It consists of the crème de la crème of Brazilian musicians including many Grammy winners.
Howard X – Founder/Co-producer (Hong Kong- China)
Musician, promoter and producer Howard Lee was first exposed to Brazilian music whilst performing with various jazz bands in China and Australia. To further explore his curiosity in Brazilian music, he travelled to Brazil in 2003 for lived there for almost 2 years. The aim of the trip was to study the many facets of Brazilian music, culture, and the historical/social context in how music plays a role in Brazilian society. These cities included Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Porto de Galinhas, Olinda, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Manaus, Foz do Iguaçu and Sao Paulo. During this period he had the fortunate opportunity to study with some of Brazil’s most respected musicians including the drummer of Hermeto Pascoal’s band for the past 20 years Márcio Bahia, Grammy winner Edu Ribeiro band as well as percussionists from Mono Bloco and the Mangueira samba school.
Upon the return of this trip, Howard Lee has made it a mission to promote Brazilian music wherever he goes. This included the formation of the Hong Kong Bloco, the first samba percussion ensemble of it’s kind in the region as well as being the founder of the band Bossa Negra.
---Studio Master 24/96
---WAV/FLAC 
---Buy whole album for $160

Bossa Negra (Studio Masters 24/96)

After 5 years in the making Bossa Negra have released their first album. This record was recorded 24/96 in Brazil, HK, Taipei, China and is the first ever Brazilian/Chinese collaboration featuring Brazilian music sung in both Cantonese and Mandarin. It was mixed at ESTUDIOS DE GRABACION PANDA Studio in Argentina (http://www.estudiopanda.com.ar/) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Studios and Scott Hull of Masterdisk NYC. 30 musicians from Brazil, Macau, Singapore and Shanghai contributed their best, 9 of them are Grammy winners. Feat. Soler, Erika Lee, Ginger Kwan, Joanna Dong and many more!
--- Studio Master 24/96.
---WAV/FLAC
---With hi res cover

Down Under (Studio Masters 24/96)

To celebrate Australia Qualifies for Brazil 2014 World Cup, Bossa Negra recorded “Down Under”for all
Brazilian Samba music lovers. “Down Under” in Studio Master 24/96 format, plus news report sound clip, 6 loop-percussion & drums tracks, all for HK﹩30 only.
---Studio Master 24/96.
---WAV/FLAC
---With Hi Res Cover and inlay PDF.
---All 9 tracks for HK﹩30 only.

Summer Samba (Upsample 24/96)

Buy 1 Get 7! For the price of 1 song(HK﹩20), now you can download all 7 versions of Summer Samba ”!The 7 versions include Mandarin version, English version. Radio Edit, Karaoke version etc...

This is the first time an authentic Brazilian bossa nova has been sung in Chinese and features the Singaporean singer Joanna Dong on vocals in Mandarin as well as ARIA nominee Jacqueline Gawler on the English tracks.

Bossa Negra is a musical concept created by producers Howard Lee and Sérgio Luiz Brandão with the aim of making Brazilian music accessible outside of Brazil without compromising the integrity of the music.

Giants of the Brazilian music industry were recruited to write the arrangements for “Summer Samba ” including Renato Fonseca (who toured with Djavan on keyboards), Luiz Brasil (whose arrangements have appeared on the albums of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Gal Costa), Marco Brito (Ivan Lins’ current pianist) and Sérgio Luiz Brandão.

“Summer Samba ” was recorded in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 2009 and consisted the crème de la crème of Brazilian musicians including the following Grammy winners:
---Armando Marçal - multiple recipient of numerous Grammys for his role as the percussionist of Pat Metheny’s band during the 1990’s
---Renato Fonseca - “Best Brazilian Song” received in 2000 for his role as the keyboardist and programmer on Djavan Ao Vivo album.
---Marco Brito - “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” & “Best MPB album” as the pianist for the album Cantando Histórias with Ivan Lins received in 2005.
---Other musicians include Cassio Cunha (Alceu Valena), Carlos Balá (Djavan), João Viana (Djavan’s son), Cesinha (Caetano Veloso), Pantico Rocha (Lenine) on drums, Luiz Brasil (Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa), João Castilho (Djavan, Simone) on guitars, Jesse Sadoc, Marcelo Martins, Aiduas Ayres (Joao Bosco) on horns, Marco Lobo on percussion, William Barton on didgeridoo, Aria nominee Jacqueline Gawler and “asian new talent” recipient Joanna Dong on the vocals.
---Special guests include Samba legend Tia Surica of Portela Samba School, Paulinho da Viola’s daughter Eliane Faria, Brazilian rock legend Evandro Mesquita plus Grammy recipient and Brazilian pop sensation Jorge Vercilo.

With the support of the Brazilian consulate of Shanghai, Bossa Negra made its international debut in the final week at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 with a series of performances at the Americas and the Greenland stage.

-- 7 versions in Mandarin ,English
-- Recorded in Brazil, analofue mixed in Argentina, ,astered by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound
-- Upsample 24/96 by Weiss Saracon
-- WAV/FLAC
-- with detailed cover and album art
-- all 7 tracks sold for HK$ 40. tracks not to be sold seperately