The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil


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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 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