Samba / Edition 1

Samba / Edition 1

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by Alma Guillermoprieto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 067973256X

ISBN-13: 9780679732563

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba—the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous beat—and to take part in Rio's renowned carnivale parade.

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For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba—the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous beat—and to take part in Rio's renowned carnivale parade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679732563
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Series:
Vintage Departures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
801,312
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.58(d)

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Samba 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I purchased SAMBA out of a life-long interest in Rio da Janeiro, its carnivalesque culture, and the glorious music that emanates from Afro-Brazilian tradition. I was pleased to find in SAMBA much detailed information about Afro-Brazilian culture and history, yet SAMBA is anything but an academic book. In fact, it makes you want to dance! The author lived for a year in one of the poorest, most dangerous shanties in Rio, in order to understand her subject through and through. But what happened was that her subjects understood her through and through, and with her we end up throwing caution to the winds as she dances up a storm. Folded into all this is an intriguing discussion on the 'exotic' as percieved by Americans, and the roots of such racist sentimentality. The book is marvelously written, and shows a singular depth of understanding of the Afro-Brazilian world of Samba. Gostoso!