Online Lectures on Bossa Nova


Associate Professor of music education Bohdan Syroyid Syroyid from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, gives a lecture series on the music genre of bossa nova to the students of musicology and others interested in the topic. The lectures arranged on Fridays in March, April and May can be attended via Zoom.

Lectures are open to students at the University of Turku.


Time: Fri 19.3., 26.3., 9.4., 16.4., 23.4., 7.5., 14.5.2021, 14.15–15.45

Place: Zoom

Bohdan Syroyid Syroyid is associate professor of music education at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and collaborating professor in musicology at the Valencian International University. He has taught at the University of Valladolid (Spain), University of Rhode Island (USA), International University of La Rioja (Spain), and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria). He has written on a wide range of topics in music journals and his main research lines include functions of musical silences, music composition, music analysis, new music, and music education in general.


19.3. Bossa nova. Listening. Previous knowledge. Course introduction

26.3. Brazilian traditional musical (samba) and American cool jazz of 1940s

9.4. 1950s and the birth of bossa nova

16.4. 1960s Bossa era: international acclaim and secession

23.4. João Gilberto (1931–2019): the voice of seven decades in bossa nova

7.5. Bossa nova and issues on identity

14.5. Conclusion: Who influenced who?


More information and Zoom-links by request:

Sara Suvitie, Academic Affairs Secretary


Created 25.03.2021 | Updated 25.03.2021