Guest DJ: Rodrigo Amarante : All Songs Considered The great Brazilian-born, now Los Angeles-based musician has just put out Drama, his first solo album in seven years. We also hear music that changed his life, including songs from The Smiths and Gilberto Gil.

Guest DJ: Rodrigo Amarante

Guest DJ: Rodrigo Amarante

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On this edition of All Songs Considered, I have a conversation with Rodrigo Amarante. The great Brazilian-born, now Los Angeles-based musician has just put out his first solo album in seven years; it's called Drama.

It's an album filled with his vibrant and thoughtful persona, a record that started pre-pandemic but finished at home, with much of it done in his living room.

To get some new insight into how Rodrigo Amarante puts his music together, I asked him to pick some favorites from the past and music that changed his life. So we hear not only music from his new album, Drama, and a collaboration with the Brazilian luminary musician Gal Costa, but also music by The Smiths and Gilberto Gil and more.


1. Rodrigo Amarante: "Maré," from Drama

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2. Gilberto Gil: "Domingo No Parque," from Gilberto Gil

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3. The Smiths: "This Charming Man," from The Smiths

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4. Gal Costa and Rodrigo Amarante: "Avarandado," (Single)

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