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Bossa Nova : the Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World.

Author: Ruy Castro; Julian Dibbell
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Nova-a number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de Saudade-is a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruy Castro; Julian Dibbell
ISBN: 9781613745724 1613745729 9781613745748 1613745745
OCLC Number: 793166717
Description: 1 online resource (399 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright Page; Dedication; Note to the Reader; Contents; Introduction and Acknowledgments; Foreword; Prologue: Juazeiro, 1948; Part I: The Great Dream; 1. The Sounds That Came out of the Basement; 2. Hot Times at the Lojas Murray; 3. Battle of the Vocal Ensembles; 4. The Mountains, the Sun, and the Sea; 5. Torchy Copacabana; 6. The Gang; 7. In Search of the Lost Self; 8. The Arrival of the Beat; 9. One Minute and Fifty-Nine Seconds That Changed Everything; 10. "Desafinado" (Off-Key); Part II: The Long Holiday; 11. Bossa Nova Goes to School; 12. Colorful Harmonies.
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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 Nova-a number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de Saudade-is 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.

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