August 30, 2013

Lisa Ono decorated with Brazil’s highest honor, sings at ceremony

Brazil recognized Lisa Ono’s contributions to music, awarding her the Order of Rio Branco Medal, one of the highest civilian medals given in the country. The conferment took place on August 20th at Brazil’s embassy in Gaienmae, Tokyo. Past recipients include Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ryu Ramos. The medal is awarded to people who make significant contributions to relations between Japan and Brazil. After being presented a certificate of decoration and the medal by the ambassador... Read More

January 1, 2011

Lisa Ono

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lisa Ono spent her childhood in Brazil until she became 10 years old. She started singing and playing the guitar when she was 15 years old, and her debut as a professional Bossa Nova singer was in 1989. Her natural voice, rhythmic guitar playing, and her charming smile led her to a huge success and helped Bossa Nova to be popular in Japan. She has performed with many top musicians such as the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Jazz Samba giant Joao... Read More