Black Orpheus, a film released in June of 1959, set the music world on fire.

You’ll see why in the first ten minutes.

From the Wall Street Journal Review by John Edward Hasse:

“The movie led to an international craze for bossa nova in the early to mid-1960s. The 1962 record ‘Jazz Samba’ by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan Getz stayed on the charts for 70 weeks…Rarely has a movie done so much for a musical style.”

Here’s the English version – with the beautiful ending

– Ken McCarthy
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