Bossa Nova Isn't Elevator Music, It's "The Highest Flowering Of Brazilian Culture" Caetano Veloso: "Bossa nova is a sacred music for many Brazilians. It's political and nationalistic and poetic. ... It was possibly the first popular music where the themes were existential. It's part of what makes it high art. ... It's a form of high modernist art that somehow became one of the most popular musics on earth."
The Guardian (UK) 10/01/13