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The clave pattern sounds very similar to the two-three or three-two son clave of Cuban styles such as mambo but is dissimilar in that the "two" side of the clave is pushed by an eighth note.
Also important in the percussion section for bossa nova is the cabasa, which plays a steady sixteenth-note pattern.
Even in larger, jazz-like arrangements for groups, there is almost always a guitar that plays the underlying rhythm.
Gilberto basically took one of the several rhythmic layers from a samba ensemble, specifically the tamborim, and applied it to the picking hand.
Castro claims that the term "bossa nova" might have first been used in public for a concert given in 1957 by the Grupo Universitário Hebraico do Brasil (Hebrew University Group of Brazil).
The authorship of the term "bossa nova" is attributed to the then-young journalist Moyses Fuks, who was promoting the event.
This session was chaired by Carlos Diegues (later a prominent Cinema Novo film director), a law student whom Leão ultimately married.Samba combines the rhythmic patterns and feel originating in former African slave communities.