A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz the Bossa Nova developed and was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.
This is the famous bossa nova ‘One note samba’, by Jobim. We are playing it with cajón, maracas and xylophone.
The english lyrics:
This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note
Other notes are bound to follow
But the root is still that note
Now this new note is the consequence
Of the one we’ve just been through
As I’m bound to be
The unavoidable consequence of you!
Here one basic pattern: