Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes will be touring the west Coast of the United States to promote his new recording, Encanto. Mendes spins his remarkable magic on Encanto (Enchantment), which is among the maestro’s most beautifully realized in his career.
The collection refines Sergio’s singular blend of infectious rhythms and irresistible melodies from the great Brazilian Songbook, with his always thoroughly modern arrangements and masterful production approach. The resulting collection is a bona fide Sergio Mendes classic– a kaleidoscopic album that underscores the maestro’s ear for addictive melodies, as well as his ability to cast incredibly talented singers and musicians from all over the world.
"Every time I make a new record, it’s a new adventure." explains the affable Mendes from his Los Angeles home. “My main motivation," he enthuses, "is to record wonderful songs. In the process, I enjoy sharing with the world the diversity of Brazilian music– both in terms of rhythm and melody."
Sergio Mendes Tour Dates
6/20/08 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
6/21/08 New York, NY Carnegie Hall
6/22/08 Bridgeport, CT The Klein Memorial Auditorium
6/23/08 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
6/25/08 Somerville, MA Somerville Theater
6/27/08 Syracuse, NY Syracuse Jazz Festival
7/1/08 Vienna, VA The Wolftrap
Buy Encanto in Europe
Buy Encanto in North America
Author: World Music Central News Department
World music news from the editors at World Music Central