The Brazilian Sound:
Exploring Brazilian Music

Welcome to the online supplement to The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil (Temple University Press), by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha is the leading guide in English to Brazilian music. Now in its 3rd edition, it has been translated into French, German, and Japanese. Kindle, Nook and Kobo ebook editions are now available, along with the print edition. Click here: The Brazilian Sound.

And, co-author Chris McGowan has a new collection of interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Airto, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Dori Caymmi, Sergio Mendes, Lenine, and many others: The Brazilian Music Book: Brazil's Singers, Songwriters, and Musicians Tell the Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and Brazilian Jazz and Pop.

On this site, you can also read about the musicians and musical genres of Brazil, and explore our online music store, an Amazon.com affiliate (see below), where you will find Brazilian music CDs, books, DVDs, and instruments.

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

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

"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."


Samba On Your Feet (The Documentary)

Brazilian Music and DVDs at Amazon.com

Samba, bossa nova, MPB, frevo, forró, choro, Brazilian jazz, maracatu, axé music, lambada, música sertaneja, and funk CDs, MP3s, DVDs, songbooks, musical instruments, and books.


Brasileiro

Brazilian Music Archive

Descriptions, musings, notes, and blogs about the music of Brazil.This archive of recent and past writing is a supplement to the new, revised edition of our book The Brazilian Sound.

The Brazilian Music Book: Brazil's Singers, Songwriters,
and Musicians Tell the Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and
Brazilian Jazz and Pop
by Chris McGowan
(now available on Kindle)

Interviews with 24 Brazilian musical icons, including Antonio Carlos
Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Lenine, Cristina Braga,
Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, Laurindo Almeida, Luciana Souza and Dori Caymmi.

Read it on Kindle or with the Kindle app for iPad, Android, and Samsung.
 


The Brazilian Sound website is currently being renovated,
but these pages can still be accessed:

Top Twenty Brazilian Albums of the 20th Century (Critics' Choice)
 
Select YouTube Videos of Brazilian Music

Brazilian Musical Map

Brazilian Music Discography & Videography

Links


Find Brazilian Music on Amazon.com 

Brazilian Music and DVDs at Amazon.com (U.S.)
 
Brazilian Music at Amazon U.K.  Amazon Canada

 

More of The Brazilian Sound Online

The Brazilian Sound blog

The Brazilian Sound on Twitter

  The Brazilian Sound (Facebook)
 
Chris McGowan (Pinterest)

Contact