Why is This Country Dancing?: A One Man Samba to the Beat of Brazil

Why is This Country Dancing?: A One Man Samba to the Beat of Brazil

by John Kirch
     
 

Details the major aspect of Brazilian popular music and its relation to the formation of national identity in Brazil including a wealth of in-depth musical history about such sub-genres as choro, bahia, bossa nova, axe music, Brazilian jazz, and a retrospective on leading musicians. There are extensive portraits on great singers, composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim

Overview

Details the major aspect of Brazilian popular music and its relation to the formation of national identity in Brazil including a wealth of in-depth musical history about such sub-genres as choro, bahia, bossa nova, axe music, Brazilian jazz, and a retrospective on leading musicians. There are extensive portraits on great singers, composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Girl from Ipanema"), and Americans such as Lyle Mays, Herbie Mann who have long been associated with Brazil's music.

Editorial Reviews

Dirty Linen
A delightfully compelling survey of the Brazillian geography and its music.

This is a fun, captivation read that you will indeed dance through.
— Linda Dailey Paulson

Dirty Linen - Linda Dailey Paulson
A delightfully compelling survey of the Brazillian geography and its music.

This is a fun, captivation read that you will indeed dance through.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412618
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

John Krich's travel and sports writing, reportage and fiction, have appeared in Mother Jones, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, the Village Voice, Image, Commentary, California, The New York Times and many others. His novel on the private life of Fidel Castro, A Totally Free Man, won a Special Citation, PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award. He leaves his luggage in San Francisco.

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