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

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This book documents the development of the Bossa Nova in Rio in the 1950's, and it's subsequent international acceptance.

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 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.

Paperback in good condition with some very minor wear to the front and back covers. The pages are clean and unmarked, although the bottom edges and corners are slightly grubby. There are no inscriptions. The book includes a number of black and white photographs.

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Author(s):
Castro, Ruy
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781556524943
Number of pages:
372
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press

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This book documents the development of the Bossa Nova in Rio in the 1950's, and it's subsequent international acceptance.

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 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.

Paperback in good condition with some very minor wear to the front and back covers. The pages are clean and unmarked, although the bottom edges and corners are slightly grubby. There are no inscriptions. The book includes a number of black and white photographs.

Author(s):
Castro, Ruy
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781556524943
Number of pages:
372
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press

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