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.
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"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 WorldAbout the Author:
Alma Guillermoprieto writes for "The New York Review of Books" and "The New Yorker" and for several publications in Latin America. Born in Mexico, she has lived there and in Central America, the United States, Colombia, and Brazil. She is the author of "Samba" (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award) and "The Heart That Bleeds," Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995, she has also received an Alicia Patterson
fellowship, Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, and the Latin American Studies Association Media Award. She lives in Mexico City.
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