The Brazilian sound: samba, bossa nova, and the popular music of Brazil

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Temple University Press, Dec 28, 2008 - Music - 267 pages
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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 encyclopaedic survey features dozens of new entries and photographs, an extensive glossary of Brazilian music terms and more.This edition ofThe Brazilian Soundcontains 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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For anyone with an interest in Brazilian culture and/or music or who needs an immediate upgrade in their musical life, this book is an absolute must. It will introduce you to a host of some of the ... Read full review

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Two new books on popular music present contrasting approaches to the diverse world of Hispanic music. Aparicio's (Spanish and American culture, Univ. of Michigan) work, aimed at an academic audience ... Read full review


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