The authors introduction sets the tone for analysis and will capture the reader's attention immediately. The chapters accurately hit home on their topics and nothing is left out. Among the chapters are "Radio and Estado Novo" "Samba and National Identity" "The Rise of Northeastern Regionalism" "American Seduction" "Inventing the Old Guard of Brazilian Popular Music" "Fan Clubs and Auditorium Programs" and "Advertising and Audience Fragmentation." Photographs are included.
Following the conclusion are nearly forty pages of excellent notes for further reference. The bibliography and index conclude the book.
Readers who enjoy Brazilian jazz and the sounds of Brazilian music will want to own a copy of this book for their library. A finely written reference work it delivers both entertainment and education. Excellent.'For those interested in contemporary Brazilian music and its distinct jazz influences, this is a wonderful reading trip! Full of insights on the Brazilian culture, the reader is caught up in a world of new sounds and faces that made the sound internationally known and respected.