“Meditação” is a beautiful bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, one of the most influential Brazilian musicians and composers of the 20th century. Jobim, also known as Tom Jobim, was a key figure in the development of the bossa nova genre, which blends traditional Brazilian rhythms with jazz harmonies.

“Meditação” was written by Jobim in collaboration with Newton Mendonça, another prominent Brazilian songwriter. The song was originally recorded in 1961 and released as part of the album “The Composer of Desafinado, Plays” by Jobim himself. It has since become a popular standard in the bossa nova repertoire.

The lyrics of “Meditação” convey a sense of tranquility and introspection, encouraging the listener to find inner peace through meditation. The melodic lines and harmonies created by Jobim reflect the serene atmosphere and evoke a sense of calmness. The song’s rhythmic patterns are characterized by the gentle sway of the bossa nova style.

Over the years, “Meditação” has been covered by numerous artists in various languages, contributing to its enduring popularity. The song’s soothing melody and thoughtful lyrics continue to resonate with audiences who appreciate the timeless beauty of bossa nova music.

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