For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba–the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous beat–and to take part in Rio’s renowned carnivale parade.
"May well be the single best book ever written about the central place of music in the life of the Third World."–Washington Post Book World
About Alma Guillermoprieto
Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for The New Yorker (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and the New York Review of Books. She is the author of Looking for History, The Heart That Bleeds, and Samba, and… More about Alma Guillermoprieto
Published by Vintage Jul 30, 1991| 256 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679732563