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Celtic Guitar with CD (Audio)
(Paperback)

The Essence of Brazilian Percussion & Drum Set with CD (Audio)
by Ed Uribe
(Paperback)

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil
by Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha
(Paperback)
 

Carnival in Rio
by Helmut Teissl
Hardcover from Abbeville Press, Inc.
 
Tropical Truth : A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil
by Caetano Veloso
Book Description: Inadequately described as the John Lennon or the Bob Dylan of his country, Caetano Veloso has virtually personified Brazilian music for thirty-five years. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, he tells the heroic story of how, in the late sixties, he and a group of friends from the Northeastern state of Bahia created tropicalismo, the movement that shook Brazilian culture--and civic order--to its foundations and pushed a nation then on the margins of world politics and economics into the pop avant-garde.

Tropical Truth begins with a childhood in the Bahian hinterland, where Caetano (as Brazilians of all ages now call him) first heard not only the musical traditions of his own country and her Latin neighbors, but also the giants of postwar American song: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Chet Baker, to name but a few. While teenagers in America would soon be enthralled by the primal (and commercial) beat of rockâ€ônâ€ôroll, in Brazil it was bossa nova, that sublimely sophisticated music, that was to become the soundtrack of a generation. Inspired above all by bossa novaâ€ôs supreme master, João Gilberto, Caetano and his crew would set about creating a totally new sound. Tropicalismo would aim to â€úcannibalizeâ€Ě the extraordinary beauty and richness of Brazilâ€ôs musical past but at the same time to assimilate eclectically the most original elements of Anglo-American pop, an influence many rejected as yet another form of imperialism corrupting Brazilâ€ôs â€úauthenticâ€Ě character.

The birth of tropicalismo coincided with the wave of counterculture sweeping Western nations, but in Brazil that wave would hit the breakwaters of a brutal military junta. While supporting resistance to right-wing oppression (and the terrible social inequities it perpetuated) the tropicalistas nevertheless rejected the automatic connection to the Left and its unreflective nationalism, then the politics de rigueur of the artistic class. Their third way foresaw a Brazil open to free markets but likewise free in itself. It was a vision so subversive of both the political and musical status quo that before long Caetano faced imprisonment and was then forced into exile until the early seventies. But when he returned, it was in triumph: Brazil, no less than the state of her popular music, would never be the same.

Rich with the satisfactions of a novel, weaving the story of a country with that of its most idealistic generation, Tropical Truth recounts the odyssey of a brilliant constellation of artists: Caetano and his sister Maria Bethânia, the queen of Brazilian song; the black musical genius Gilberto Gil, Caetano's closest collaborator, with whom he was jailed and then banished; the great diva Gal Costa; the revolutionary filmmaker Glauber Rocha; the brothers de Campos, those luminaries of concrete poetry, who were among the tropicalistasâ€ô learned mentors. Here is an unparalleled confluence of highbrow and pop, and with it the genesis of what has become one of the most wildly successful cultural exports ever produced by a nation other than the United States. 
By turns erudite and playful, dreamlike and confessional, Tropical Truth is an utterly unexpected revelation of Brazil's most famous artist, one of the greatest popular composers of the past century. 
Hardcover from Knopf
24 September, 2002

 
Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization
by Charles A. Perrone, Christopher Dunn
Paperback from Routledge
 
The Mystery of Samba : Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil
by Hermano Vianna, John C. Chasteen
Paperback from Univ of North Carolina Pr
 
Rhythms of Resistance: The African Musical Heritage of Brazil
by Peter Fryer
Paperback from Wesleyan Univ Pr
 
Brazilian Bombshell: The Biography of Carmen Miranda
by Martha Gil-Montero, Montero Martha Gil
Hardcover from Donald I Fine
1989
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture
by Christopher Dunn
Paperback from Univ of North Carolina Pr
 
West African Rhythms for Drumset
by Royal Hartigan (Mass Market Paperback)

Funkifying the Clave: Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass and Drums
by Lincoln Goines, Robby Ameen
(Paperback)

Mana: Authentic Guitar-Tab Edition
(Paperback)

The Folksong Fake Book: A Collection of over 1000 Folksongs from Around the World
by Hal Leonard (Editor)
Book Description:
The ultimate collection of over 1,000 folksongs perfect for performers, school teachers, and hobbyists. This book includes a huge variety of songs spanning hundreds of years and originating from America, England, Canada, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, and other countries. It includes all styles of folk music, including spirituals, cowboy songs, sea chanteys, work songs, children's songs, love ballads, protest songs, and more. Titles include: All the Pretty Little Horses - All Through the Night - The Ash Grove - Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - The Blue Tail Fly - Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie - Clementine - The Cruel War Is Raging - Danny Boy - Deep River - Down by the Salley Gardens - The Erie Canal - Git Along, Little Dogies - Go, Tell It on the Mountain - Home on the Range - The House of the Rising Sun - How Can I Keep from Singing? - Hush, Little Baby - Jacob's Ladder - John Henry - Kumbaya - Lonesome Valley - Michael Row the Boat Ashore - The Old Chisolm Trail - Shall We Gather at the River - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - The Streets of Laredo - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Yankee Doodle - and many, many more! Features the original version of each tune, and all known verses.
Plastic Comb: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.47 x 11.98 x 9.67
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ISBN: 0634012703; Spiral edition 

Tito Puente's Drumming With the Mambo King
by Tito Puente, Jim Payne
(Paperback)

East Indian Music in the West Indies: Tan-Singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture (Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Music)
by Peter Manuel
(Hardcover)

121 Favorite Irish Session Tunes
(Paperback)

Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae
by Peter Manuel, et al
(Paperback)
Out of Print - Try Used Books

 Old-Time String Band Songbook
by John Cohen (Editor), Mike Seeger (Contributor)
(Paperback)

Lo Mejor De Di Blasio El Piano De America
(Paperback)
Out of Print

The World's Most Popular Hanukah Songs
by Tara Publications (Editor), Velvel Pasternak (Editor)
(Paperback)
 
 

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