Chris McGowan has written about Brazilian music for Billboard, Musician and many other publications, and contributed to The Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. He blogs for the Huffington Post about Brazil and other subjects. Ricardo Pessanha has worked as a Brazilian music consultant for foreign journalists, music producers and filmmakers and as a music lecturer for academic programs. He has been a translator and publicity writer for recording companies in Brazil and contributed articles to The Beat and other publications.
Preface to the Revised andExpanded Edition Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Five Centuries of Music 2. Samba: The Heartbeat of Rio 3. Bossa Nova: The New Way 4. MPB: A Musical Rainbow 5. Minas Gerais: Musical Treasures 6. Bahia of All the Saints 7. North by Northeast 8. Brazilian Instrumental Music and Jazz 9. Tropical Rock 10. More Brazilian Sounds Notes Glossary Select Bibliography Select Discography and Resources Index