This collection of articles by leading scholars traces the history of Brazilian pop music through the twentieth-century. It focuses on how traditional Brazilian musical styles have been influenced by international popular music to form new hybrids. Since the heyday of Carmen Miranda in the 1940s, Brazilian influences have been felt in the US, and this two-way street has resulted in an explosion of rich musical styles. With today's emphasis on Global Pop and World Music, there is great interest in Latin American musical forms. For anyone interested in the history and scope of Brazilian music, this volume is a must-read.