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From Samba To Flamenco, A Latin Grammy Preview10:01

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The Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia is nominated in the Best Tropical Song category at this year's Latin Grammys. (Courtesy of the artist)closemore
The Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia is nominated in the Best Tropical Song category at this year's Latin Grammys. (Courtesy of the artist)

The 2011 Latin Grammy Awards will take place this Thursday in Las Vegas. For those unfamiliar with the categories and nominees, Betto Arcos of KPFK's Global Village returns to weekends on All Things Considered to play songs from a few of his favorite nominated performers. Included are a samba artist best known for his film role as a singing sailor, the reigning king of flamenco, one of Mexico's biggest bands and an L.A. ensemble that channels the various sounds of its city.

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