"the full verdict on globalization and Brazilian popular music is not yet in. But this fine volume of clear, well-edited essays has contributed all that a single book possibly could to an over-all assessment." - The Americas The Americas

 "Important not only for fans of Brazilian or even world music, but for everyone interested in Brazilian popular culture and society in general. An extremely valuable contribution to the study of the complex and rich tradition of musical practices in Brazil." - Luso- Brazilian Review Luso-Brazilian Review

 "An important contribution to the study of Brazilian music and Brazilian culture for both those familiarized with the country and those who wish to become acquainted with the cultural diversity of Brazil." Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

 "Obviously a book that Brazilianists, popular music scholars and students of cultural studies will find useful." British Journal of Ethnomusicology