Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto
“There has been no name more synonymous with the musical art form than bossa nova legend Sérgio Mendes.” Phoenix New Times
“Bebel Gilberto has carved her own distinct niche [while staying] true to her roots.” The Adelaide Review
Bossa nova was born on July 10, 1958, at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro, when a João Gilberto recording marked the beginning of a musical and cultural phenomenon. In this worldwide celebration, two of its reigning superstars and their bands span the breadth of Brazil’s best-known musical style, transporting us to today’s hottest music clubs and the Rio beaches of yesterday. A multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes is one of Brazil’s most internationally-renowned artists of all time. Bebel Gilberto – daughter of João Gilberto – is a thrilling vocalist steeped in the genre.