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Southeastern New England has an abundance of Portuguese culture, from culinary delicacies to the musical styles of fado and pimba.

The International Portuguese Music Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements by artists of Portuguese ancestry at its 10th anniversary show, which makes its Providence debut April 23 at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Actress Daniela Ruah, who is best known for starring in CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and Ricardo Farias, host of the late-night talk show “De Cá P’ra Lá” on RTP Açores, will co-host the event .

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Thirteen awards will be up for grabs in categories that include rock, rap and fado. French multi-instrumentalist Cordeone leads the field of nominees with three: Best World Music Performance, for the song “Vamos Ser Felizes”; and both Best Fado Performance and Song Of The Year, for “Bem Estar Interdito.”

While most identified with the accordion, Cordeone also plays piano, classical guitar, Portuguese guitar, drums, bass and Brazilian percussion instruments. During his career, he’s collaborated with the likes of Jah Mason, Turbulence, Big Joe Turner, Michael Pipoquinha, Mario Canonge and Samson Schmidt.

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