Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazilby Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha
First published in 1991, this encyclopedic survey of Brazilian music covers samba, MPB, jazz and instrumental music, bossa nova, and tropical rock, as well as the music of Bahia, the Northeast, and neo-Afro trends. Over 150 photos, glossary, bibliography, and an extensive discography complement the author's panoramic description of the Brazil's music scene.
- Temple University Press
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Meet the Author
Chris McGowan has written about Brazilian music for The Huffington Post, Billboard, Musician, and many other publications, and contributed to The Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. He has been interviewed about Brazilian music and culture by the New York Times, BBC, AirTalk, and various NPR affiliates.
Ricardo Pessanha has worked as a Brazilian music consultant for foreign journalists, music producers, and filmmakers and as a music lecturer for academic programs. He has been a translator and publicity writer for recording companies in Brazil and contributed articles to The Beat and other publications. He is the co-author of the musical biography "Caetano Veloso: L'âme brésilienne," in French.
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