Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova

The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World
By Ruy Castro


400 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $18.95 (LSIUS $5.15) (CA $22.95) (US $18.95)

ISBN 9781556524943

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2003)


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How a handful of Rio de Janeiro teenagers changed the face of popular music
The definitive history of bossa nova music—which has produced such enduring hits as "The Girl from Ipanema," "The Waters of March," and "Desafinado"—this book chronicles the culture of Rio during its heyday. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, this retrospective is full of passion and betrayal, love and hate, comedy and tragedy.


"Recreates the perfect image of Rio during the height of Bossa Nova’s popularity." —Weekly Standard

Author Biography

Ruy Castro grew up to the sound of bossa nova in Rio. He has been a staff writer, reporter, and editor for over half a dozen major Brazilian magazines and newspapers.