SERGIO MENDES AND BRASIL 2016
A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF BRASIL ‘66
Friday, October 14, 2016, 8 p.m.
Multiple Grammy-award winner and Oscar-nominated songwriter Sergio Mendes returns to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center for the 50th anniversary celebration of Brasil ‘66. In 1966, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss signed Mr. Mendes to their label A&M Records and produced his first U.S. hit album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, which featured the song “Mas Que Nada.” Written by Jorge Ben, it was the first time a song sung entirely in Portuguese reached the top 5 on the Billboard Magazine pop chart in the U.S. Numerous gold and platinum records, hit songs and awards later, Mr. Mendes is the most internationally successful Brazilian artist of all time. His popularity spans generations and he’s still going strong. In 2011, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 were inducted into the Grammy Hall-of-Fame. Mr. Mendes also served as Executive Music Producer for the hit animated movies RIO and RIO 2, as well as producer/composer/arranger/performer for several of the movie’s songs (he also voiced one of the characters in RIO). In 2012, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original song “Real in Rio” from RIO, co-written by Siedah Garrett and Carlinhos Brown. Mr. Mendes has also collaborated with numerous world-renowned artists including his wife Gracinha Leporace, John Legend, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Milton Nascimento, Maria Gadu, Carlinhos Brown, and Maria Gadu. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary celebration of Brasil ’66.
Tickets are $60 Regular, $58 Seniors, and $30 Students with ID