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I got confused by "A few bars from such Latin pop songs".
If the writer said "such Latin pop songs from some bars" (bar means a counter at which drinks, esp. alcoholic drinks, and sometimes foods, are served.), it is easy to understand it. How could a bar from a pop song?

Context:
Four years later, Evelin's cheeks still dimple when she smiles. But she's often frowning. Her sisters have learned to censor the radio. A few bars from such Latin pop songs as "Te Amo, Mamá" are enough to bring her to tears. And she can only talk about her mother for a few minutes before her voice chokes up.

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I surmise "Te Amo, Mamá" is Latin, meaning "To America, Mama". Right?
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I need a music expert to help me with the details, Jobb, but these are not drinking bars, they are units of music-- on the sheet music we can see vertical bars which separate measured sections of the song.

And 'te amo, Mama' means 'I love you, Mama' in Spanish.
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A few bars from (a song) =
Hearing just a small portion of (a song) OR When she heard only a little of (a song)

A typical song would be about 50 to 60 bars in length, so just a few bars is not much of the song.

Another word for a "bar" in music is "measure".

Play me a few bars of "Deep Purple".

Play me a few measures of "Deep Purple".

Joke formula: -- Do you know how to knit sweaters? -- No. Can you hum me a few bars?

(The response is to Do you know "How to Knit Sweaters"? -- as if "How to Knit Sweaters" were the title of a song.) Emotion: smile
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