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The authentic, chill out sounds of BossaNova 77 are created by the very experienced musical duo of Al Alabado, vocals and percussion, and guitarist, Artie Grijalva. Sample their mesmerizing interpretations of the Brazilian sound on our Videos page.

“The mellow-voiced Al Alabado must be channeling the spirits of the samba singers of yore, because, folks, this is no gringo here!”
Mara Weiss – The Beat Magazine

“Both Alabado and guitarist Grijalva have worked long and hard to be faithful interpreters of the Brazilian sound, and it shows!”
Dennis Miller – Bossa Magazine

“Alabado and Grijalva are Phoenix natives who have assimilated the Brazilian sound. Alabado’s vocals are as authentically Brazilian as you can get without being a carioca. The mix of uptempo sambas, soothing bossas, lilting vocals, and contained yet driving rhythms had me feeling as if I were lying on Copacabana beach.”
Marcela Breton – Jazz Times Magazine