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Carnival in Rio

Carnival In Rio (book)
photos by Helmet Teissel

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Carnaval In Brazil


by George Ancona
Carnaval in Olinda

Carnival in Rio

Carnival In Rio
photographs by Helmut Teissl
(includes accompanying CD)
Quite simply, the most beautiful book of
Carnaval photos that we've ever seen

Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes
by Roberto Damatta

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

by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

Includes extensive descriptions of Brazil's Carnival celebrations, including Carnaval in Salvador and Recife, and the escola de samba parades in Rio de Janeiro.


by Alma Guillermoprieto

A year with Rio's Mangueira samba school and its Carnaval preparations and parade; the author has little knowledge of Brazilian music, but she is gifted at describing the Mangueira milieu and people she meets.

Carnival In Europe, Trinidad,
The Caribbean & Latin America

Bacchanal: The Carnival Culture of Trinidad

The Carnival Culture Of Trinidad

by Peter Mason


Barbara Mauldin

Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making

Carnival, Canboulay And Calypso:
Traditions In The Making

by John Cowley

The Politics Of Carnival:
Festive Misrule In Medieval England
(Manchester Medieval Studies)

by Chris Humphrey

Rituals of Power & Rebellion: The Carnival Tradition in Trinidad & Tobago, 1763-1962

Rituals Of Power & Rebellion:
The Carnival Tradition In
Trinidad & Tobago, 1763-1962

by Hollis Chalkdust

Tonight Is Carnaval (Picture Puffins)

Tonight Is Carnaval
by Arthur Dorros

Mardi Gras In New Orleans

All on a Mardi Gras Day: Episodes in the History of New Orleans Carnival

All On A Mardi Gras Day:
Episodes In The History
Of New Orleans Carnival

by Reid Mitchell

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks (Folk Art and Artists Series)

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks
by Carl Lindahl

Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History of Carnival in New Orleans

Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History
Of Carnival In New Orleans

by Leonard Huber

A Mardi Gras Dictionary
by Beverly Barras Vidrine

Mardi Gras Treasures:
Costume Designs Of The Golden Age

by Henri Schindler

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Masking And Madness:
Mardi Gras In New Orleans

by Kerri and Cynthia McAffety

Also See:
Carnaval CDs (Brazil)

Carnival In Rio & The Samba Schools (Book Excerpt)

Brazil Book Index


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