I am a Bossa Nova fan and like to read and listen to it, it's the history of the city I was born in. Copacabana an Ipanema have the credit to be the inspiration for Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim and just the openers of this New Beat, New Wave... Many musicians, singers then flocked to Bossa Nova. Because of this new style is so connected to the beauties of Rio you have to take in the city first. August is a perfect time to start understanding the place and people here. See you!