Bossa Nova means the new style and originated in Brasil in the 50s. It has elements of samba and other Brasilian forms. Antonio Carlos Jobim was a famous Boos Nova composer with songs like Girl From Ipanema and One Note Samba. The Bossa Nova is a lighter, popular style which has also become a Latin Jazz staple. Brasil has many other musical forms which are more complicated and virtuosic like Choro and Samba. In all of these styles, the guitar plays a central role.