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Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

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Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

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Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

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Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos is among the many new faces invading New York at this year's Brasil Summerfest. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos is among the many new faces invading New York at this year's Brasil Summerfest.

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The other day, a friend living in the milder climes of Mexico City — where it's been raining every day — had the nerve to moan about the lack of summer there. As an East Coaster in the midst of another wave of heat and humidity, I promptly informed her that I wouldn't tolerate the complaint.

At Alt.Latino, one of our favorite ways to cope with the sweltering heat is to head up to New York City for Brasil Summerfest: Once a year, new and legendary Brazilian artists swoop through the city like a cool breeze. And, once a year, we invite one of our favorite producers — Beco Dranoff, who curates Brasil Summerfest — to give us a taste of the newest lineup.

This week's episode offers an added bonus: Once again, you get to hear me struggling to pronounce Portuguese words. It's been suggested that we do a comedy segment in which our Portuguese-speaking listeners send in the most difficult, tongue-twisting words in the language, and I try and say them aloud. I'm going to sleep on that idea.

Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013

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Alexia Bontempo

  • Song: It's A Long Way
  • from I Just Happen To Be Here
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Gaby Amarantos

  • Song: Ela Ta Beba Doida
  • from Ela Ta Beba Doida
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Planet Hemp

  • Song: Contexto
  • from Invasão do Sagaz Homem Fumaça
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Invasão do Sagaz Homem Fumaça
Album
Invasão do Sagaz Homem Fumaça
Artist
Planet Hemp
Label
Sony BMG Music (Canada)
Released
2000

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Tulipa Ruiz

  • Song: Efermera
  • from Efermera
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Emicida

  • Song: Cacariaco
  • from DoozicaBraba
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Rael

  • Song: Causa E Efeito
  • from Ainda Bem que Eu Segui as Batidas do Meu Coração
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