Coming Up On Alt.Latino: All About Brazil

Luisa Maita, featured on our two-part Brazilian music special.

hide captionLuisa Maita, featured on our two-part Brazilian music special.

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Faithful fans of Alt.Latino will remember our trip to Colombia last year, in which we traveled throughout the country and dedicated several shows to its rich variety of music. We met and interviewed and recorded artists and bands from Aterciopelados to Joe Arroyo. If you haven't heard it, please check it out — it's like a virtual musical adventure.

For a long time we've been wanting to do something similar with Brazil, a country that fascinates us with its incredible musical variety. So we've decided to pair up with Brazilian superproducer Beco Dranoff (he curates for the Red Hot Organization and has worked with artists like Marcelo D2 and Bebel Gilberto) to explore some of the most exciting new sounds coming out of that country today.

Our two-part series starts Wednesday, but we're giving you a sneak peek on Weekend Edition Sunday. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Pronto En Alt.Latino: Todo Sobre Brasil

Nuestros fieles oyentes se acordarán que recientemente viajamos por toda Colombia, e hicimos varios programas dedicadoes a la increíble variedad de música que existe en ese país. Conocimos, entrevistamos y grabamos artistas y bandas como Aterciopelados y Joe Arroyo. Si todavía no han escuchado esa serie, se las recomiendo- es una aventura musical.

Hace mucho que hemos querido hacer algo parecido con Brasil, un país que nos fascina por su increíble variedad musical. Decidimos invitar a nuestro programa al productor Beco Dranoff (que trabaja para la organización Red Hot y ha producido artistas de renombre como Marcelo D2 y Bebel Gilberto) para explorar la música nueva que esta naciendo en Brasil.

Esta serie comienza el miércoles, pero vamos a darles un adelanto en el programa Weekend Edition Sunday. Y esto es solo una pequeña parte del gran panorama musical brasilero.

Es imposible hablar sobre todos los artistas nuevos de Brasil en un solo programa, pero para eso contamos con ustedes, nuestros oyentes. ¿Cuéntenos, que música brasilera nueva han escuchado últimamente? Nos pueden dejar dicho en la sección para comentarios.

It's impossible to cover every new artist in Brazil in just two shows — which is why we're counting on you, our listeners, to clue us in as to what new Brazilian music you're excited about. Tell us in the comments below!

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