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