Ethnomusicology Books on Brazil's Traditional Musical Forms



Music in Brazil (John P. Murphy), Oxford University Press, 2006.

Choro. A social history of a Brazilian popular music (Tamara Elena-Livingston-Isenhour & Thomas George Caracas Garcia),
           Indiana University Press, 2005.

The Mystery of Samba. Popular music and national identity in Brazil (Hermano Vianna; edited and translated by
          John  Charles  Chasteen), University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Bossa Nova. The story of the Brazilian music that seduced the world (Ruy Castro; translated by Lysa Salsbury),
          A Cappella, 2000.

Rhythms of Resistance. African musical heritage in Brazil (Peter Fryer), Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

Music of Northeast Brazil, 2nd ed. (Larry Crook), Routledge, 2009.

River of Tears. Country music, memory, and modernity in Brazil (Alexander Sebastian Dent),  Duke University Press, 2009

Why Suy Sing. A musical anthropology of an Amazonian People (Anthony Seeger), University of Illinois Press, 2004.