Essays + Other Nice Stuff

Some of the essays here are links, and some are originals submitted to the project

  • ARC Intern Sam Javitch offers an original essay Hermento Pascoal: The Magician of Brazil with a discography.
  • Contemporary Carioca by Frederick Moehn

    Frederick Moehn is Lecturer in Music at King's College London in the UK. His most recent publication is the book Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene, published by Duke University Press in 2012. He has also published in a variety of academic journals such as, Ethnomusicology, Latin American Music Review, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Popular Music, and Ethnomusicology Forum, and he contributed to the edited volumes Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization, Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures, and Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship. He also enjoys performing samba and bossa nova (voice and guitar). He can be contacted at

    As we say on the front page, you can read or download the preface and introduction to Frederick Moehn's excellent Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene (Duke University Press, 2012) and listen to an interview on Afropop, Rio 2: Samba Strikes Back