The Brazilian Sound:
Exploring Brazilian Music

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, Japanese and Korean. A Kindle edition (readable on iPads, PCs and Macs with free Kindle reader apps) is 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 others: The Brazilian Music Book: Brazil's Singers, Songwriters, and Musicians Tell the Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and Brazilian Jazz and Pop.

Also visit our online music store, an Amazon.com affiliate (see below), where you will find Brazilian music CDs, books, DVDs, and instruments arranged for your convenience.

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

The Brazilian Sound
Blog & Archive

Descriptions, musings, notes, and blogs about the music of Brazil. A supplement to the The Brazilian Sound and The Brazilian Music Book.

NEW EDITION FOR 2016:
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 -- readable with the Kindle
app on iPad, Galaxy, PCs and Macs

Interviews with 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.

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Author Chris McGowan is also a leading
Portuguese/English translator and editor.

More info: jcmcgowan.net/translator.com

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