Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word
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Stan Getz: 'Getz/Gilberto'
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