The samba "O Que Ã¨ Que a Bahiana Tem" was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace – with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.
"O Que Ã¨ Que a Bahiana Tem" was chosen for preservation in 2009 in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
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(Originally aired: December 24, 2009)