Do you love the Portuguese language and Brazilian music? Looking to brush up on your portuguese before the World cup? If you love Brazillian music you will of course know the song “The Girl From Ipanema”
At Strommen we think that learning songs helps students to get a good ear for the language. We recommend learning this song and sining along Karaoke style! If you would like to use this for your class, we just ask that you link to our blog. For more Free portuguese lessons and free class materials follow the links!
History of “Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema“)
“Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema“) is a well-known Brazilian bossa nova song, a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel.
The first commercial recording was in 1962, by Pery Ribeiro. The version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit.