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2014, Mon, Jul 07

Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes | © Andrew Southam

Sergio Mendes | © Andrew Southam

With Sergio Mendes Brazil 2014, the maestro builds on his global fame, once again displaying his dedication to “the magic of Brazilian melodies” at the Copa da Cultura 2.0.

Almost 50 years ago Sergio Mendes celebrated his first international breakthrough with Brazil ’66 and his version of Jorge Ben’s composition “Mas que Nada”, which became a lasting hit. However, Mendes’ unique long-term success is not just built on past glories, instead he has remained open to new developments and has continued to discover new ways to open up Brazilian music to the international pop world. In 1992 he received his first Grammy for the album “Brasiliero”. In 2006 his album “Timeless”, supported by the Hip Hop artistry of the Black Eyed Peas, was again nominated for a Grammy. The pianist and composer frequently collaborates with talented musicians and singers from around the world, having worked with Juanes, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake.