Bossa Nova & Flamenco

Latin & Spanish

Latin American music and Spanish folklore are closely linked to the guitar. The six strings play a central role in both bossa nova and flamenco, and many of the pieces by genre heroes such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francisco Tarrega or Paco de Lucia can be transferred to the duo context without further processing.

At the same time, this rhythmic music with its diverse tones offers a welcome platform to rediscover the most diverse pop and jazz classics and to arrange them for our guitar duo.

“You are the sunshine of my life” was a mega hit for Stevie Wonder in 1973. The song, which is stylistically classified as R&B / Easy Listening, has bossa nova influences and it is a SoB favourite.

Other titles from this genre:

  • The Girl from Ipanema (A. C. Jobim)
  • Blue Bossa (Joe Henderson)
  • Orfeo Negro (Luiz Bonfa)

“La Cumparsita” is described by many as the “tango of all tangos”. Gerardo Rodriguez’s masterpiece fuses the precise rhythm of tango with a march-like melody.

Other titles from this genre:

  • Tico Tico (Zequinha de Abreu)
  • Por una cabeza (Carlos Gardel)
  • El Choclo (Angel Villoldos)

Nino Rota composed the “Love Theme” in 1972 for the global cinema hit “The Godfather”. The Mediterranean flair of the melody inspired us to create this arrangement in the style of Spanish guitar music. 

Other titles in this genre:

  • Malaguenas (Traditional)
  • Aranjuez Concert (Joaquin Rodrigo)
  • Rio Ancho  (Paco de Lucia)

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