Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies aged 88

His 1964 album Getz/Gilberto with US saxophonist Stan Getz sold millions of copies and popularised bossa nova.
Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer considered to be one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s, has died aged 88. Joao Marcelo said his father had been battl[...]

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