7 – Recommended Books and Documentaries


“The Thrill of Making a Racket : Nietzsche, Heidegger and Community Samba in Schools” by Dr. Christopher Naughton, PhD. in Music Education / Founder and director of the “Free Samba Project” of  The University of Auckland . Juliana Areias was part of  the “Free Samba Project ” as a Brazilian Music expert , performer, facilitator and research assistant.

“Bossa Nova – the story of the Brazilian Music that Seduced the world” by Ruy Castro.
–  “Chega de Saudade” – a historia e as estorias da Bossa Nova” by Ruy Castro. (In Portuguese, about Bossa Nova -around  1950’s-1960’s).

Carmen – A vida de Carmen Miranda, a brasileira mais famosa do seculo XX by Ruy Castro. ( In Portuguese, about Samba – around 1920’s-1940’s).

” Nada sera como antes – MPB nos anos 70″ by Ana Maria Bahiana. (In Portuguese, about MPB – Brazilian Popular Music – around 1970’s).

–  ” Quem tem um sonho nao danca – cultura  jovem brasileira nos anos 80″ by Guilherme Bryan. ( In Portuguese, about Brazilian Pop- Rock mouviment -around 1980’s).

” The Brazilian Sound – Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil” – by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha.


“Brasil, Brasil” –  BBC documentary series


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