Tag Archive: Josee Koning

Jun 18 2016

Brasil Sinfônico

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

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

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

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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