Brazilian artists Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil have collaborated with each other — and, as you'll hear in this playlist, with other international artists. Marcos Hermes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Caetano Veloso And Gilberto Gil: Living History

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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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Guest DJ: Gael García Bernal's Music Diaries

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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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Listen To This Week's Alt.Latino

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