Brazil 101: How To Make That Bossa Nova Rhythm

Music-lovers the world over have been bedeviled as they try to reproduce the intricate rhythms of Bossa Nova. In this vintage TV program, a Brazilian maestro explains it, beginning with a simple 4/4 beat, and progressing from there.

This is really fascinating, even if you don’t speak Portuguese.

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