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Brazilian singer Mart'nÃ¡lia is nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album.
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November 8, 2012 We're not huge fans of the Latin Grammy Awards, but every year they call attention to a handful of gems. Here, we sift through the nominations and play you the music that most excites us, from a legendary mambo group to an up-and-coming Mexican crooner.
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May 31, 2008 Cuban guitarist Manuel Galban became known in the U.S. after playing with Buena Vista Social Club and winning a Grammy with Ry Cooder. But Galban has long been famous in Cuba because of his work with one of Cuba's most famous groups of the 1960s.
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December 22, 2003 Our picks for the best CDs of 2003.
January 27, 2003 In 1997, Ry Cooder sparked an international interest in Cuban music as producer and guitarist on the hit CD Buena Vista Social Club. He recently returned to the same studio where that album was recorded, this time to collaborate with legendary Cuban guitarist Manuel Galban.
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December 9, 2002 A sneak peek at new work from Ry Cooder; Iceland's beautiful but elfish Sigur Ros; An All Songs great unknown: Jamie Janover; A dreamy instrumental from Japancakes and more.
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