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Synopsis:

Brazilian music has exponentially increased in its popularity over the decade since the last edition of The Brazilian Sound was published. 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 like Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil and the mixing of bossa with electronica. This clearly written and lavishly illustrated encyclopedic survey features dozens of new entries and photographs, an extensive glossary of Brazilian music terms and more.

This edition of The Brazilian Sound contains new discussions of:

• musica sertaneja and musica caipira

• Brazilian funk and rap/hip-hop

• electronic dance music

• young contemporary musicians inspired by traditional music

• the rise of new samba artists

• Plus! an updated bibliography and glossary, and a new list of Web resources

About the Author

Chris McGowan has written about Brazilian music for Billboard, Musician and many other publications, and contributed to The Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. He blogs for the Huffington Post about Brazil and other subjects.

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised andExpanded Edition 

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

1. Five Centuries of Music 

2. Samba: The Heartbeat of Rio 

3. Bossa Nova: The New Way 

4. MPB: A Musical Rainbow 

5. Minas Gerais: Musical Treasures 

6. Bahia of All the Saints 

7. North by Northeast 

8. Brazilian Instrumental Music and Jazz 

9. Tropical Rock 

10. More Brazilian Sounds 

Notes 

Glossary 

Select Bibliography 

Select Discography and Resources 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592139286
Author:
Mcgowan, Christopher
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Author:
McGowan, Christopher
Author:
Pessanha, Ricardo
Author:
McGowan, Chris
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Genres & Styles - International
Subject:
Popular music -- Brazil.
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.00 in

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Brazilian music has exponentially increased in its popularity over the decade since the last edition of The Brazilian Sound was published. 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 like Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil and the mixing of bossa with electronica. This clearly written and lavishly illustrated encyclopedic survey features dozens of new entries and photographs, an extensive glossary of Brazilian music terms and more.

This edition of The Brazilian Sound contains new discussions of:

• musica sertaneja and musica caipira

• Brazilian funk and rap/hip-hop

• electronic dance music

• young contemporary musicians inspired by traditional music

• the rise of new samba artists

• Plus! an updated bibliography and glossary, and a new list of Web resources

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