Synopses & Reviews
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 like Milton Nascimento and Marisa Monte, and the mixing of bossa with electronica. This clearly written and lavishly illustrated encyclopedic survey features new entries and photographs, an extensive glossary of Brazilian music terms and more.
This edition of The Brazilian Sound contains new discussions of:
· música sertaneja and música caipira
· Brazilian funk, rap/hip-hop, and electronic dance music
· important new samba and MPB artists
· Plus! An updated bibliography and glossary, and a 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
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
Select Discography and Resources