The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil

by Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha
     
 

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Here is an illustrated guide to the rich music of Brazil—its history, styles, performers, instruments, and impact on musicians around the globe. From the boisterous rhythms of samba to the cool elegance of bossa nova to the hot percussion of Bahian axé music, The Brazilian Sound celebrates a world music phenomenon. This revised and expanded edition… See more details below

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Here is an illustrated guide to the rich music of Brazil—its history, styles, performers, instruments, and impact on musicians around the globe. From the boisterous rhythms of samba to the cool elegance of bossa nova to the hot percussion of Bahian axé music, The Brazilian Sound celebrates a world music phenomenon. This revised and expanded edition includes discussions of developments in samba and other key genres, the rise of female singer-songwriters in recent years, new works by established artists, current Brazilian jazz and instrumental music, the mixing of bossa nova with electronica, and the popularity of Brazilian funk, hip hop and sertaneja (country) music. This clearly written and lavishly illustrated encyclopedic survey features new entries and photographs, an extensive glossary of Brazilian music terms and more.

Editorial Reviews

Carlos Suarez
"One of the top ten books ever written about Latin music."
Charles Perrone
"The coverage is complete.... Above all, this welcome survey is responsible and reliable."
Don Heckman
"It continues to be the most informative -- and eminently readable -- book about Brazilian popular music."
Fernando Gonzalez
"An informed, useful introduction to Brazilian music."
Randal Johnson
"Well researched...its breadth of coverage is impressive."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013292178
Publisher:
Culture Planet
Publication date:
10/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
267
File size:
3 MB

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