This is the companion site for my book, Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture, in the Oxford University Press Global Music series. It's intended for students and teachers who are using the book as well as general readers and Brazilian music fans. That's me in the photo, at left, sitting in with Arlindo dos Oito Baixos (him: cool and relaxed; me: concentrating like crazy in order to avoid pushing when I should pull and vice versa), my teacher of accordion during 2000-2001.
Arlindo died on Oct. 23, 2013, after a long struggle with diabetes. Here are two videos I made that document an evening at the forró club he ran on Sundays at his house.
If the videos will not play in your browser, try downloading them and playing them with VLC.
Arlindo's obituary in the Diario de Pernambuco.
Here you will find text, audio, and video resources to supplement the book and my blog with news of current events in Brazilian music.
This site is not to be confused with the official Oxford University Press Global Music Series companion site. Don't have a copy yet? Try the Oxford University Press catalog or amazon.
I'll be glad to respond to comments or questions.
Here's how to reach me:
Jazz Studies Division
University of North Texas College of Music
1155 Union Circle #305040
Denton TX 76203-5017
Last updated: 2013-10-01.