The Embassy of Brazil in Kuwait, in cooperation with Dar al-Athar al’Islamiyah organized Waves of Brazil, a Bossa Nova concert, a rithm originally developed and popularized in Brazil in the 1950s and 1960s. The performers were the famous couple Olivia and Francis Hime
The couple played traditional hits such as Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema), by Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes, Corcovado, by Jobim, Anoiteceu, by Hime and Vinícius, Insensatez, by Tom and Vinícius, Asa Branca, by Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira, Carinhoso, by Pixinguinha and Braguinha, Canção Moura, by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Francisco Mignone, and Vai Passar, by Hime and Chico Buarque
Brazil’s ambassador in Kuwait, Norton Rapesta, was present at the show at the Yarmouk Cultural Center, happy to see the 400 seats theater fully occupied.
In addition to the concert, the musicians gave interviews to the radio program Drive Back Show, to newspaper Kuwait Times and to TV network Kuwait TV. “In all of them, they highlighted the richness and variety of Brazilian music,” said the ambassador.
“The initiative [for the concert] fulfilled its planned goals of resuming the promotion of Brazilian culture in a country lacking a strong local culture production, but which has a very cosmopolitan features and is eager to expand its knowledge for cultural expressions from other parts of the world,” underlined the diplomat.