Sergio Mendes celebrates 50 years of ‘Brasil ’66’ at the Hollywood Bowl

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World-renowned artist Sergio Mendes will take Brazilian music lovers through a breathtaking array of bossa nova and samba jazz hits in his upcoming concerts on August 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles.

Mendes celebrates the 50th anniversary of his influential album Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, an opus of his successful musical career. It was produced by Herb Alpert and Mendes himself, with songs that integrated Latin jazz and bossa nova with elements of American pop music. The album went platinum based largely on the success of the single Mas Que Nada, a Jorge Ben cover.

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Despite the fact that Mendes’ heydays was around five decades ago, he is a veteran who still captivate a younger audience, consequence of his constant collaborations with fresh artists like Will.I.am, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake and Erykah Badu. More recently, he collaborated with John Legend, Carlinhos Brown and Will.i.am in his 2014 release Magic. The same album also featured the hit single, One Nation, the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A prolific artist, Mendes has released 55 albums and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2005, making him one of the most prestigious Brazilian musicians of all time.

Buy your tickets to An Olympic Carnival Sergio Mendes & 50 Years of Brasil ’66, which also includes capoeira, Bloco-Afro drummers and fireworks, on August 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles. Visit TicketMaster website for more details.

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