The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil  (Chris McGowan;  Ricardo Pessanha)
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The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil  (Chris McGowan;  Ricardo Pessanha)
B0055. THE BRAZILIAN SOUND: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. (Chris McGowan; Ricardo Pessanha). Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1998. 248pp. Index; Bibliography; Discograpjy; 175 black-and-white photos, 12 maps, and 12 figures. (Revised, softbound Edition). Final Copy! - 9781566395458

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“This book, the first of its kind, is much more than a pioneering work...THE BRAZILIAN SOUND is both an enthusiastic introduction for the newcomer and a thoughtful analysis for the confirmed fan."

- Alan Ryan, THE BEAT





"[T]his book has been revised and expanded again to be bigger and better than the previous highly praised incarnations. Ten years on, the music is still evolving, with many new artists and hybridizations, and McGowan and Pessanha are certainly keeping up with the changes. Their book features new coverage of funk, rap, and hip-hop and profiles new samba artists as well as artists on the rise in electronic dance music and other genres. Now that the Internet has made it easier to find and explore once-exotic musical genres, people looking for information about all the kinds of music in Brazil will love this book. Lavishly illustrated with 175 black-and-white photos, 12 maps, and 12 figures, it covers the remarkable breadth of Brazilian music in a highly readable, lively manner. Highly recommended for all public libraries and world music collections, even those owning an earlier edition."

- LIBRARY JOURNAL, 15 Nov., 2008