Tag: Josee Koning

Jun 18 2016

Brasil Sinfônico

Paulinho da Viola

Brasil Sinfônico It was an evening of magic, in that beautiful concert hall De Doelen in Rotterdam, Holland. For this special occasion, the graceful Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Manuel López-Gómez (1983, Caracas, Venezuela). His name is known all around the world also because of his inspiring knowledge of the Latin music tradition. He …

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Nov 14 2014

Who’s the Bossa?: The Chamber Music Project

Who's the Bossa?

The Democracy of Bossa Nova   It was on July 10th, 1958 when “Chega de Saudade” had its final recording as title track on João Gilberto’s album. The composition by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes is marked as the beginning of Bossa Nova. Exact 50 years later, in 2008 on the same day, …

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Dec 07 2007

Josee Koning: Bem Brasileiro

Bem Brasileiro

Having Fun   It makes sense that Dutch singer Josee Koning chose to feature Nosso Trio on her new album Bem Brasileiro. Like the Brazilian trio [Nelson Faria (guitar), Ney Conceição (bass) and Kiko Freitas (drums)], Josee also is in full control of her instrument, the voice. Also like Nosso Trio, Josee dedicates that extraordinary …

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Sep 07 2005

Josee Koning: Verdronken Vlinder

Universal Music   After three albums in Portuguese, Josee Koning decided to try another concept. It sounds rather complicated, but the result is superb. What happened? Lennaert Nijgh was one of the most important lyricists in The Netherlands. Together with composer/singer Boudewijn de Groot he dominated the Dutch chanson scene in the 1960s and 1970s. …

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Jun 07 2003

Josee Koning: Recorded In Rio

Recorded in Rio

Star-Studded Musical Gift     If in Brazil artists get stuck recording and releasing live albums with nothing or hardly anything new, where are the audiences turning to for new and innovative projects? One answer is the international market, and among those outside of Brazil, Josee Koning is a shining star. Recorded in Rio is …

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Dec 07 2002

Josee Koning

Josee Koning

Originally from the Netherlands, Josee fell in love with Brazilian music in the 1970′s. Her command of the Portuguese language is remarkable. Her singing is passionately touching and heart warming. Official web site: Josee Koning   Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim (1995) Dois Mundos (Two Worlds) (1998) Interview (2002) Recorded in Rio (2003) Verdronken Vlinder (2005) Bem Brasileiro (2007) …

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Dec 07 2002

Kees Schoof Chats with Josee Koning

Josee Koning

Kees Schoof Chats with Josee Koning   When you listen to Brazilian Music, it isn’t hard to tell whether the singer is from Brazil or not. Sometimes, however, you can’t tell the difference. Josee Koning is from Holland, but sounds like she was born in Rio de Janeiro.  She’s no doubt the most Brazilian singer …

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Dec 07 2002

Josee Koning: Dois Mundos (Two Worlds)

Dois Mundos

  A Broader and Very Solid Repertoire   Three years after having released her tribute to Tom Jobim, Josee Koning repeated the feat of recording yet another good album of Brazilian songs. With special participations by Ivan Lins and Dori Caymmi, who was again given the task of producing and arranging, Dois Mundos delves into …

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Dec 07 2002

Josee Koning: Tribute To Antonio Carlos Jobim

Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim

A Well-Deserving Tribute   Take a look at the CD cover… This was no ordinary tribute. It was a labor of love from Koning to one of the world’s most beloved songwriters. The chance Josee Koning had to meet Antonio Carlos Jobim in September of 1993 gave birth to this album. With three previous Brazilian …

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