Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Updated Brazilian Sound Kindle Edition

The updated 2014 Kindle edition of The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha is now available. The leading English-language guide to Brazilian musicians and genres has added lots of beautiful color photos and new artists in all genres, including popular contemporary styles like música sertaneja, funk carioca and tecnobrega. Read it on the iPad, Mac, PC and other tablets with free Kindle reading apps from Amazon.

For anyone interested in exploring the vast world of Brazilian music, The Brazilian Sound will serve nicely as a smart and practical road map."Jazziz

“It continues to be the most informative—and eminently readable—book about Brazilian popular music.” —Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times

“Well researched . . . . its breadth of coverage is impressive.” —Randal Johnson, Hispanic American Historical Review

“Enlightening descriptions of musical styles.” —Martha Carvalho, Popular Music 

Global links for the Kindle edition

Paperback, Hardback & Nook

The Brazilian Sound's Kindle cover design is by Cristina Portella


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Simple Way to Save a Life / Salvar uma Vida

We can save millions who have blood diseases now. Nearly everyone has a family member who has had one or knows of someone who has had leukemia or another blood illness. Please help just by registering.

Here's how in the U.S. and Brazil (please share).

U.S. (English)

Brazil (Português):