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message 1: by Brent (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Brent | 8 comments Mod
I read two great ones this summer:

The Mystery of Samba - Hermano Vianna

Hello, Hello Brazil - Bryan McCann

Any other suggestions out there?

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Guilherme Kroll (guilhermekroll) | 1 comments Hi Brent. In Brazil, the book VALE TUDO - O SOM E A FURIA DE TIM MAIA by Nelson Motta is going well in sales. If you read portuguese, this book may will be good for you.

A link:

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Leonardo | 1 comments The book above in GoodReads. It is a biography of Tim Maia, an artist that added the rhythm of funk and soul to Brazilian music.

From the same author (Nelson Motta), showing the backstage of Brazilian "tropicalism" you can try "Noites Tropicais".

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Brent | 8 comments Mod
I love Tim Maia ... thanks for the recommendation !

message 5: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1 comments If you have not read it yet,
Brutality Garden: Tropicalia a... Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (Paperback)
by Christopher Dunn

message 6: by Brent (new)

Brent | 8 comments Mod
here's another good one :

Rhythms of Resistance: African Musical Heritage in Brazil (Paperback)
by Peter Fryer

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