Since I'm currently in a Brazilian mood, here are five Brazilian musicians with diverse styles. I don't know if you'll start thinking carnival thoughts or just feel like chilling. Your choice.
Let's start with Badi Assad, a classical guitarist-turn-pop-diva who has her own way around this thing we call music.
1. Badi Assad, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6t7iyjKY6g&playnext=1&list=PL2FA68C621EC9DD85&feature=results_main
Next let's listen to the sensual bossa nova strains of Celso Fonseca
2. Celso Fonseca, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7_irk8tyHU
Virginia Rodrigues has a voice that recalls opera as she sings Afro-Sambas once sung by another favorite, Astrud Gilberto, in a totally different style.
3. Virginia Rodrigues, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZZMivjTjg&playnext=1&list=PL510EE26420364C56&feature=results_video
And speaking of the legend, here is Astrud Gilberto singing her signature bossa nova song
4. Astrud Gilberto, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5QfXjsoNe4
Hamilton de Holanda is one of those instrumentalist that takes your breath away. Watch him in action.
5. Hamilton de Holanda, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAnLbNP2mC8