Bola SeteWhen I was growing up, my parents made a concerted effort to expose me to music, culture, and travel. It’s because of their influence that I have such a passion for all of those things today.

Back in October I did a really fun Saturday Morning Music post that shared a style of music called Taiko which I heard as a child while in my mother’s tow. Today, my father has put together a selection of music for our listening pleasure that I am thrilled to share with you.

Here’s a quick note from my dad:

In 1967 I saw Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete in a small theater in Los Gatos, California.  It was a solo performance and i was immediately hooked with the Bossa Nova sound.  California in the late 1960s was a turbulent time of peace versus war. Listening to Bossa Nova was a peaceful break in the turmoil and helped me get through my university studies.

Kelly’s dad John Doscher


This music makes me smile and leaves me very nostalgic. You can be sure that I’m going to be tuning in to this post tomorrow while I’m having my morning coffee.

Enjoy everyone… and Thanks daddy!

Hug someone you love today, OK?


Bola Sete – Odeon (choro)


BOLA SETE – “Manhã de Carnaval”


Bola Sete: Tango El Bongo


BOLA SETE – “Meu Mundo Diferente”


Bola Sete – Soul Samba