|Publisher:||Temple Univ Pr|
|Publish Date:||Dec 2008|
|Number of Pages:||267|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.05|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.0 x 9.5 x 0.5|
|Five Centuries of Music|
|Samba: The Heartbeat of Rio|
|Bossa Nova: The New Way|
|MPB: A Musical Rainbow|
|Minas Gerais: Musical Treasure|
|Bahia of All the Saints|
|North by Northeast|
|Brazilian Instrumental Music and Jazz|
|More Brazilian Sounds|
|Resources - Select Discography|
|Additional Reference CDs, Select DVDs, Internet Resources (in English), Internet Resources (in Portuguese), Independent Labels in Brazil|
Originally published in 1991 and revised in 1998, this 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.
-Bill Walker, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., Manteca, CA
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