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With The Olympics Underway In Rio, A Look At Brazilian Music

Milton Nascimento gives the audience a taste of Brazilian music at the Montreux Jazz Festival. (Keystone/Getty Images)
Milton Nascimento gives the audience a taste of Brazilian music at the Montreux Jazz Festival. (Keystone/Getty Images)

Gisele Bündchen’s stroll down the opening ceremony runway at the Rio Olympics sent “The Girl From Ipanema” to the top of the iTunes charts.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young takes a musical tour through Brazil with Betto Arcos, host of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio.” He includes classic samba and bossa nova selections, and a couple of new artists as well.

 

Music From The Segment

Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto & Stan Getz, “The Girl From Ipanema”

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Milton Nascimento, “Maria Maria”

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Jamelão, “Recordações do Rio Antigo” (“Remembrances of Old Rio”)

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Quarteto Em Cy, “Canto De Ossanha” (“Song to Ossanha”)

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Chico Buarque, “O Meu Guri” (“My Little Boy”)

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Luiz Gonzaga “Asa Branca” (“White Dove”)

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Opala, “Maracajaiçu”

Abayomi Afrobeat Orquestra (feat. Otto), “Mundo sem Memoria” (“World without Memory”)

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João Gilberto, “Triste” (“Sad”)

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Milton Nascimento, “Paixao e Fe”

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Milton Nascimento, “Clube da Esquina 2” (Full Album)

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Guest

Betto Arcos, host of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio.” He tweets @ArcosBetto.

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