Search The Infography: 
The Infography

Brazil -- Popular Music

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is contemporary Brazilian music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Appleby, David P. (1983). The Music of Brazil. University of Texas Press.

· Guillermoprieto, Alma. (1991). Samba. Vintage Books.

· McGowan, Chris, and Ricardo Pessanha. (1998). The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil. New Edition. Temple University Press.

· Perrone, Charles A. (1989). Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985. University of Texas Press.

· Perrone, Charles A., and Christopher Dunn (eds.). (2002). Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization. Routledge.

· Vianna, Hermano, and John C. Chasteen (eds.). (1999). The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. University of North Carolina Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· MIDI Music from Brazil: Bossa Nova, Samba....

· All Brazilian Music.

· The Villa-Lobos and Brazilian Popular Music Reference Page.

· The Brazilian Sound: A Guide to Brazilian Music, Books, Movies and Culture.

· Slipcue E-Zine: Brazilian Music Guide.

· Brazilian Music -- Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz.

· Astrud Gilberto.

· UpToDate Radio Music: Brazilian Music on the Web.

· Browning, Barbara. (1995). Samba: Resistence in Motion (Arts and Politics of the Everyday). University of Indiana Press.

· Dunn, Christopher. (2001). Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture. University of North Carolina Press.

· Fryer, Peter. (2000). Rhythms of Resistence: The African Musical Heritage of Brazil. Wesleyan University Press.

· Krich, John. (1993). Why Is This Country Dancing? A One-Man Samba to the Beat of Brazil. Simon and Shuster.

· McGovern, Adam (ed). (2000). Music Hound World: The Essential Album Guide. Photographs by Jack and Linda Vartoogian; Forewords by Angelique Kidjo and David Byrne. Visible Ink Press.

· Veloso, Caetano. (2002). Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil. Knopf.

· Wright. Simon. (1992). Villa-Lobos. Oxford University Press.


· Bossa Nova and Samba. (Dejavu Retro Gold, 2001). A terrific anthology, but no English translation of lyrics.

· Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical. (Luaka Bop 49022, 1989). English translations of lyrics.

· Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical 2. (Luaka Bop 49025, 1998). English translations of lyrics.

· Brazil Classics 2: O Samba. (Luaka Bop 49023, 1989). English translations of lyrics.

· Brazil Classics 3: Forro, etc., Music of the Brazilian Northeast. (Luaka Bop 49024, 1991). English translations of lyrics.

· Brazil Classics 4: The Best of Tom Ze. (Luaka Bop and Warner Bros., 1990). English translations of lyrics.

· Canta Brasil: The Great Brazilian Songbook. (Verve, 1990). English translations of lyrics.

· Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. (Atlantic, 2000). English translations of lyrics availabie at Atlantic Records website.

· Marisa Monte: Mais. (World Pacific, 1991). English translations of lyrics.

· Marisa Monte: A Great Noise. (Metro Blue, 1996).

· O Essencial de Escolas de Samba. (Focus, 1999).

· The Rough Guide to Samba. (World Music Network, 2001).

Search The Infography
Advanced Search

   Page Through The Infography Alphabetically   
Brazil -- Politics
   Brazil -- Popular Music

About The Infography
published by Fields of Knowledge

Clicking this button will display the HTML code.

"The Infography about Popular Music in Brazil"
© 2009 Fields of Knowledge
Essex, Iowa 51638-4608 USA