The Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the site of parades and performances by the “Samba Schools” during the annual Carnival. Things have no doubt quieted down since last week’s celebrations. It’s been an unusually hot summer in Brazil, a counterpart to the frigid and arctic-blast filled winter we are having up here in the Northeast.
One thing that might warm you up is exploring the Libraries great collection of Brazilian music. For several years we have been working with the Library of Congress Field Office in Rio to acquire a variety of new music CDs, in the classical, folk, and MPB (música popular brasileira) genres. Everything from classical piano to hip hop. While some CDs have wide distribution, many are difficult to find in the U.S.
Search CLIO to explore our collection of over 1,000 sound recordings. And if you are researching Brazilian music, or simply curious for recreational purposes, check out our subject guide to Brazilian Music, compiled by our former intern, John Kroondyk. It’s full of great suggestions for reading, listening and learning.
Questions? Contact our Interim Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, Pamela, email@example.com and/or our Music & Arts Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.