What happened to the girl from Ipanema? Today she is mostly black, overweight and from some Favela up in the hills. She will probably listen to Hip Hop and think of Joao Gilberto as a retired soccer player. The girl from Ipanema is dead, dead like Jobim, dead like Vinicius, Elis, Luiz, Chico and all the other beautiful voices that once were surfing the bossa nova right to the shores of the most famous strip of sand, which now covers their bodies and souls.
THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA / Rio de Janeiro 06/14