Songs We Love: Rodrigo Amarante, 'Nada Em Vão' This song features Amarante's winding vocals alongside a starkly played guitar and brilliant flashes of horns and piano.

Songs We Love: Rodrigo Amarante, 'Nada Em Vão'

01Nada Em Vão

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Rodrigo Amarante shortly before he played NPR Music's Tiny Desk. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Rodrigo Amarante shortly before he played NPR Music's Tiny Desk.

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This song, which appeared recently on NPR Music's list of their Favorite 50 Songs of 2014 (So Far), features Amarante's winding vocals alongside a starkly played guitar and brilliant flashes of horns and piano. More on this artist from his website.