Sergio Mendes

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

$29 - $69

An Evening with Sergio Mendes

Grammy Award-winner Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned 5 decades and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova, samba, and pop have come to define Brazilian music. His classic song “Mas Que Nada” is the first Portuguese language song to ever hit Billboard’s US Pop chart, making the composer, keyboardist, and vocalist one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time.

  • Mendes received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio.
  • Mendes’ iconic album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, joining Bruce Springsteen’s Born in The U.S.A. in the class of historically significant recordings.
  • Mendes continues to make new music collaborating with the likes of Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and the Black Eyed Peas.

This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

  This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows to the World series of international performances. Check out the full line-up and join the Global Voices Club.
Sergio Mendes

A Conversation Among Artists:
Contemporary Brazilian Music at Home and Abroad
Hosted by and located at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
Wed, Oct 18, 6:30–8PM at the Embassy of Brazil
Join us at the Embassy of Brazil for a conversation about contemporary Brazilian music with Brazilian artist Cissa Paz and progressive hip-hop musician and Strathmore Artist in Residence alum Christylez Bacon. Professor Narlan Teixeira of George Washington University will give a brief lecture and moderate. 
Free with concert ticket. Registration highly recommendedRegister for the Preconcert Lecture online.

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