Diogo Nogueira performs during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 8.

Diogo Nogueira performs during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 8. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Diogo Nogueira 2012

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If you think soccer and samba when you hear "Brazil," well... in the case of Diogo Nogueira, you're not too far off. A former professional soccer player and current TV idol, the Brazilian singing sensation has already won a Latin Grammy for his tuneful take on the romantic style called samba-canção

For sure, Nogueira has got all the moves: His smooth set had all the theatricality of a television production, and included a shimmying, bespangled couple onstage, dancing the night away.

Set List
  • "Mineira / Samba Me Arere"
  • "Canto de Ossanha"
  • "Chega de Saudade"
  • "Que Maravilha"
  • "Madalena"
  • "El Cuarto de Tula"
  • "Tô Fazendo A Minha Parte"
  • "Malandro É Malandro, Mané É Mané"
  • "Sou Eu"
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