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Bebo Valdés, 1918 – 2013

  “Even though I’m Cuban, I’m really an American arranger,” he reflected. “Because the way I write has as much to do with American music as it does with Cuban music. And at the same time it has to do with the fugue.” The quote comes from legendary pianist, arranger,

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Nossa, Nossa, assim você me mata

I hope that got a song stuck in your head. If it didn’t, then I hope this does: And if that didn’t, then you may have been one of the few people who managed to escape Michel Teló’s massive 2011 hit “Ai se eu te pego,” a poppy version of

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Velosodáctilo

We at Pterodáctilo are dedicated to the study and reflection of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Literatures. However, sometimes our artistic vanity gets the best of us. 1a edición.

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