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“Musician Rafael Carvalho tunes his viola da terra, a 12-stringed, double-hearted small guitar and begins to play a sweetly wistful melody. As he plucks away at the strings, Carvalho’s viola fills the room with poignant music described in Portuguese as saudade— which captures a longing for family and friends who have emigrated abroad and nostalgia for the homeland left behind….”

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