A Tribute to Bossa Nova and Samba Music

Our Band is a group of talented woman formed in Luxemburg, who share their love for Latin music and was created 2017.
The Meninas Band don't want the Bossa Nova of the 1950s to be forgotten and recreate and give a typical personal sound.
Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which developed and was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad. A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, Bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s, initially among young musicians and college students.
A brief history of Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova is a musical sub-genre derived from samba and with strong American jazz influences. Initially, the term Bossa Nova referred to a way of singing and playing samba but gradually became one of the most important movements in what is known in Brazil as MPB (Música Popular Brasileira, or, Brazilian Popular Music).

The typical instruments heard in Bossa Nova songs are the classical guitar, piano, electronic organ, acoustic bass and drums. Furthermore, a key element in Bossa Nova is something that usually goes unnoticed, and is not commonly used in music, which is silence. As Tom Jobim, one of the fathers of Bossa Nova, used to say: "music is the silence between the notes".
Personal touch
The personal touch plays around the two sisters voices omnipresent and playing around.
Menina & Meninas have their own YouTube channel

Subtitles available on our videos.

The recordings of our trilogy of Christmas carols can be seen on YouTube.

Interview with Menina & Meninas on radio RGL „Radio Gutt Laun"

Let's join us to hear the most beautiful brazilian songs played for the celebration of the brazilian national day. Nice to meet you there!

Menina & Meninas will perform on Sunday 17. june 2018 at 17:15 in Echternach.