I love this music. I like the portuguese singers. In the first video the beautiful jazz singer leads a jazz quartet performing the classic Brazilian bossa nova "Wave" by Jobim. I wonder if she is Brazilian or Portuguese. She looks Portuguese, like Portuguese women I saw on the Portuguese Azores island São Miguel in Ponta Delgada and the North coast of that island, places like São Vicente Ferreira and Sao Miquel. "Água de Beber" ("Drinking-Water") is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and originally recorded in the key of A minor, with lyrics written by Vinicius de Moraes. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel.
So this music brings me through the lady of your first video with the Portuguese and Portuguese singing look back to this view of the 2008 Sao Miquel vacation
I am happy you enjoyed those Brazilian music styles, for my self I have always enjoyed most of the Brazilian music. This is an example of that type of Jazz as also I enjoy it very much.
Yes, the lady singer in question resembles Portuguese very closely and possible may be so, I am not sure. This group through is based in the UK and as you have very accurately mentioned, the music was written by Mr. Antonie Carlos Jobim. Brazil people are very mixed and most likely noticed by Jaga when she visited Brazil in past.
It has been many years since to have been in Brazil, I did like it and thought very well of most people I met there. The two Brazilian ladies I got in to trouble with whilst a young man on my uncles Estancia: Eastra and Abreu were Moreno or mix, in this case African and white.
How so deft my brain has become, I had totally forgotten you had spent a nice action on the Isl of Sao Miquel. Other wise I could have dedicated the presentation to you...Well, there is always the next time and another day....