"She's made the Bossa Nova sexy again... Her voice, which is at once exotic and strangely familiar, is magnificent."
~ All About Jazz
Antonio Carlos Jobim, father of the Bossa Nova, would be delighted to attend her concerts. She makes João Gilberto, the master of Brazilian music, proud.
Rosa Passos, hailed as the prime exponent of contemporary Bossa Nova, is one of Brazil's finest singers, composers and guitarists. Critics have compared her to such divas as Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae and Nancy Wilson. Her voice evokes the beauty of innocence and touches the heart and soul. As well as writing her own songs, Passos is also a dab hand at reinterpreting the great Brazilian classics. Recent collaborations with Ron Carter and Yo-Yo Ma have further extended her global musical presence.
For her first trip to Hong Kong, Passos has selected a range of beautiful works. This concert features Jobim's classics I know I will love you (Eu sei que vou te amar) and It had to be with you only (Só tinha que se com você). From the No.1 hits of world-famous Brazilian singer-songwriter Djavan, Passos has chosen Dubbed Samba (Samba Dobrado) and Samurai. She will also perform the Oscar-winning theme song The Other Side of the River (Al otro lado del río ) from The Motorcycle Diaries.
Passos's talents enable audiences to enjoy the magic of Jobim, Gilberto, and many others. Her special form of Brazilian music is a natural remedy for stressful city lifestyle. So grasp this opportunity to treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous musical spa.