Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World (Revised)

By Ruy Castro
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, Joao 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.

"Makes a golden era . . . accessible to a generation who never knew the poet pioneers of this Brazilian jazz form."



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ISBN: 9781556524943

About the Paperback

Publisher Chicago Review Press
Publish date 04/01/2003
Pages 400
ISBN-13 9781556524943
ISBN-10 1556524943
Language English

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