The sultry sounds of bossa nova are eternally soothing. One whiff of this music and you will instantly find yourself transported to a beachside café on Copacabana, enjoying warm sea breezes and strong coffee under a glowing moon. Derived from samba, but a bit slower and less complex, bossa nova grew wings in the Sixties and has become popular around the world. For those craving this Brazilian musical delicacy, catch singer-songwriter Mariana Martin during her weekly residency at the Van Dyke Café. With a guitar strapped on her shoulder, Martin belts out calming yet commanding hits.
Mariana Martin performs at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday,
October 3, at the Van Dyke Café, 846
Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. Admission is $6. Call
305-534-3600 for more information.