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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."
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January 8, 2015 The Portuguese term — which embodies a particular mix of melancholy, longing and loss — has no direct equivalent in English. But it does find full expression in bittersweet music.
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Mexican actor and director Gael García Bernal.
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February 8, 2012 The Mexican actor and producer has revitalized Latin American cinema, and his movies have breathtaking soundtracks. He joins Alt.Latino to discuss his favorite artists, the music of his films and his own musical projects.
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Bebel Gilberto is one of many new artists re-interpreting the songs of Tropicalia on Red Hot Rio 2.
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June 9, 2011 In the '60s, the Brazilian music scene exploded with a brand new movement called tropicalia. Later this month the Red Hot Organization will release Red Hot + Rio 2, a collection of those songs re-envisioned. Red Hot producer Beco Dranoff joins us for a primer on the genre.
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November 13, 2008 The Latin Grammy Awards have become a showcase for some of the best music Latino culture has to offer, including pop, alternative, traditional and classical. Members of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences will announce the winners of the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night. Latino USA's Betto Arcos offers some of his picks from this year's nominees.
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