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ENGLISH > BIOGRAPHY  Josee Koning | Bossa Nova | Samba | Jazz [2]

In 2005 Josee recorded another cd in Rio de Janeiro. This time she sung in her native language, Dutch. The album is called 'Verdronken Vlinder' (drowned butterfly) and is a tribute to her first husband, famous Dutch songwriter Lennaert Nijgh, that died in 2002. The Dutch songs received a wonderful Brasilian treat and was very succesful in the Netherlands. With this album Josee succeeded in blending beautiful Dutch lyrics with sensitive Brazilian chords and rhythms. The result is a delightful album, that proves that music is universal when it is performed by full-hearted super musicians

Josee's album Bem Brasileiro, was recorded in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo with the sublime musicians of Nosso Trio [Nelson Faria (guitar), Ney Conceição (bass) and Kiko Freitas (drums)] and participation of the great João Bosco.
Nosso Trio also participated at her Dutch [!] album Verdronken Vlinder.
The album was nominated twice for a Dutch Edison award.

After releasing Bem Brasileiro, Josee toured in October 2007 the Netherlands with Nosso Trio, João Bosco's band. In April 2008 she performed with Nosso Trio in Brazil and in July she played with Nosso Trio at a Tribute to 50 years of Bossa Nova in the Netherlands. For this project she also invited the fabulous Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti and Dutch piano player Hans Vroomans.