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Why Portuguese is the Best Language for Music

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This is Bebeto‘s “Segura a Nega” performed by Clube do Balanço. It is one of the greatest samba rock songs ever performed, and if you have a less-than-perfect command of spoken Brazilian Portuguese, you may be wondering what the hell the lyrics are about. I offer here my translation; the emphasis here is on accuracy in meaning and achieving a …

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Is it random luck that so many of the world’s great songs are in Portuguese, or does the language itself have something to do with it?

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