Friday, February 17, 2012

The Best Carnaval Guide

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil (Temple University Press) is the best guide to Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Recife and elsewhere in Brazil, with extensive coverage of samba, the samba schools, Afro-Brazilian culture, axé music, the music of the Northeast, and bossa nova and many other genres. Profiles, many photos, and a large glossary. Available in paperback and on kindle (click on link above).

To search for travel and language guides for Rio and Brazil, we suggest The Brazilian Sound at Amazon.

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