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After years in the music business and still smiling!

After years in the music business and still smiling!

That’s right ladies and gents, the boss of bossa and Tsar of Samba is coming.

When it comes to Brazilian music, I would surmise that there are few people around who can compare to Sergio Mendes. I mean, the guy had Antonio Carlos Jobim as a mentor! What I really like about him is his innovation – from the beginning, he’s taken plenty of tracks that are popular and just made them his own.

Mendes isn’t someone to rest on his laurels and dwell on his hits of old. You continue to see innovation even now as he blends hip hop music into his Brazilian rhythms. His smash hit Mas Que Nada has taken on a complete revamp with the Black Eyed Peas‘ contributing a hip hop lyrics and instrumentation. Yet the song remains, unmistakably samba, unmistakably Sergio.

A quick browse-through of the demo tracks on his website and you can see how Mendes doesn’t just keep up with the times, he shines.

Details of his show in Singapore

Singapore Sun Festival 2008
Sergio Mendes in Concert

22 Oct 2008
Wed, 07:30PM
Esplanade Concert Hall
S$148, S$128, S$88, S$68, S$48

Get your tickets at Sistic.

Sergio on a modern version of Agua De Beber: