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World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Rio

Jul 19, 2013World Cafe revisits a 2004 session with the best-selling Brazilian bossa nova star.
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Jul 18, 2013Listen as Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explores the Brazilian political and artistic movement.
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Jul 19, 2013 — Watch a special performance by the Brazilian guitar player, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro.
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Jul 19, 2013 — As part of its Sense of Place: Rio series, World Cafe revisits the Brazilian singer's 2004 session.
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Jul 19, 2013 — Latin-music critic Ernest Lechner discusses the origins of bossa nova as a fusion of American jazz and Latin samba.
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Jul 18, 2013 — Listen to Do Amor's special performance for World Cafe, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro.
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Jul 18, 2013 — Hear two songs from the legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock band in a session recorded in 2009.
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Jul 17, 2013 — In this installment of World Cafe's Sense of Place: Rio, Fraga performs two songs with his trio.
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Jul 17, 2013 — Forro in the Dark gets its name from a style of Brazilian dance music, but it doesn't conform to those limitations, instead drawing on influences from Enrique Iglesias to Beck. Hear an interview with the band, as well as a studio performance showcasing its new songs.
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Jul 17, 2013 — The music of Seu Jorge occupies a singular place in today's Brazil. His songs recall the traditional songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso, but his style, and his background, lead many to call Jorge a hero of life on Rio's streets.
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