Description : "Revised and updated edition of the 1991 publication (see item #bi 98010688#). Welcome additions are an expanded coverage of axâe music and other musical styles from Bahia, and information on recent Brazilian artists and musical styles"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Description : Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March, and Desafinado are known around the world. Bossa Novaa number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de Saudadeis a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jo+o Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro teenagers changed the face of popular culture around the world. Now, in this outstanding translation, the full flavor of Ruy Castro s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes through in a feast of detail. Along the way he introduces a cast of unforgettable characters who turned Gilberto s singular vision into the sound of a generation."
Description : The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores the berimbau's stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse musical genres including bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), electronic dance music, Brazilian art music, and more. Berimbau music spans oral and recorded historical traditions, connects Latin America to Africa, juxtaposes the sacred and profane, and unites nationally constructed notions of Brazilian identity across seemingly impenetrable barriers. The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music is the first work that considers the berimbau beyond the context of capoeira, and explores the bow's emergence as a national symbol. Throughout, this book engages and analyzes intersections of musical traditions in the Black Atlantic, North American popular music, and the rise of global jazz. This book is an accessible introduction to Brazilian music for musicians, Latin American scholars, capoeira practitioners, and other people who are interested in Brazil's music and culture.
Description : Written by a foremost expert in the field of Brazilian culture, this fascinating volume explores the music of Brazil's Northeast, gauging its historical and cultural importance within the nation's diverse culture. * Photographs of musical instruments, musicians, dancers, performances, and costumes, and illustrations of the art of Northeast Brazil including drawings, paintings, and wood cuts * Diagrams of instrument construction such as the pifano, zabumba, and viola, and an audio CD of musical examples
Description : This book presents twelve original compositions for piano solo encompassing three musical styles originated in the Brazilian Northeast: the xote, the baião and the frevo.
Description : This book consists of twelve original piano pieces composed by the authors: six sambas and six bossas. the sambas themselves display a varied range of derived styles: samba-de-roda, sambão, partido alto, samba amaxixado, and also the "pure" samba, in two of the pieces. the pieces reflect the rich musical tradition of Brazil and serve as excellent solo piano pieces.
Description : This book, the first in a series on a variety of Brazilian musical styles, is completely dedicated to the choro. It contains 12 piano pieces, including 6 original compositions by the authors and 6 arrangements of choros written by some of the greatest Brazilian composers like Patápio Silva, Joaquim Callado, Anacleto de Medeiros and Sátiro Bilhar.
Description : This book presents 12 piano solos based on two more Brazilian rhythms originated in Rio de Janeiro: the valsa and the marchinha (parts I and II of this piano series are on choro, samba and bossa nova).
Description : Phrasing is the way the elements of music (melody, harmony, and rhythm) are interpreted by different cultures (or different musicians, including vocalists). In Phrasing in Brazilian Music, Antonio Adolfo demonstrates through written and recorded musical examples on the piano---how the different elements of music play an important role when musicians are performing Brazilian music. The book covers phrasing in different Brazilian styles in two beat and is enhanced by a very didactic text. Although almost all examples are played on the piano (many times accompanied by shaker), the book will be of much interest for musicians of any instrument.