Seu Jorge performs on stage during a 2005 festival in Rio. Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images hide caption

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The Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia is nominated in the Best Tropical Song category at this year's Latin Grammys. Rene Miranda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bebel Gilberto is one of many new artists re-interpreting the songs of Tropicalia on Red Hot Rio 2. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Seu Jorge and Almaz play with the looseness of a private jam session. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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