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Sergio Mendes
May 2019 05

Sergio Mendes

Royal Festival Hall

Times: 7pm - 11pm

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Three-time Grammy award winner and Brazilian Legend, Sergio Mendes to bring iconic performance to London…

A legend of Brazilian music and one of the main figures of the Bossa Nova revolution of the 1960s, Sergio Mendes came to stardom with his iconic band Brasil ‘66. In their debut, he cracked the Billboard top 10, including the timeless single “Mas Que Nada”. Since then, Mendes has been unfailingly prolific, recording over 35 albums and continuously exploring the very best of music. He has collaborated with artists across the genres of pop, world music and jazz including Stevie Wonder, Dave Grusin, will.i.am, Erykah Badu and John Legend.

 

A producer, composer, pianist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ signature mix of Bossa nova, samba and distinctive pop instrumentation has ultimately come to define Brazilian music on the international scale. With a career spanning 5 decades, Mendes’ enduring influence on the music industry continues to evolve, receiving an Oscar nomination for “Real in Rio” as recently as 2012.

 

Mendes offers a performance imbued with the poise and class expected for an experienced maestro of the stage and is set to flawlessly deliver the familiar as well as surprise and revitalise with newer work.

 

“The man who put go-go boots on Brazilian music and brought it to the world.”

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