Written by a foremost expert in the field of Brazilian culture, this fascinating volume explores the music of Brazil's Northeast, gauging its historical and cultural importance within the nation's diverse culture.
· Photographs of musical instruments, musicians, dancers, performances, and costumes, and illustrations of the art of Northeast Brazil including drawings, paintings, and wood cuts
· Diagrams of instrument construction such as the pifano, zabumba, and viola, and an audio CD of musical examples
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Think of Brazilian music and images of Carnival revelers pouring through the streets of Rio to a relentless samba beat appear. But the samba and many other Brazilian folk music traditions actually have their roots in the Northeast, arguably the country's richest, most culturally diverse region.About the Author:
Larry Crook is associate professor of music and the co-director of the Center for World Arts at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
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