Minas presents a Tribute to Sergio Mendes

Minas presents a Tribute to Sergio Mendes

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs


This event is all ages

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Minas presents a Tribute to Sergio Mendes
Minas presents a Tribute to Sergio Mendes
After the sold-out performance in Philadelphia, the exciting sounds of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 will come to life on February 8, 2014, as Minas performs at World Cafe at the Queen. One can expect to hear hits such as Mais Que Nada, Pretty World, Upa Neguinho, Fool on the Hill, Like a Lover, Night and Day, Tristeza, The Look of Love, and others, including one of the few songs Mendes and Brasil 66‘s lead singer Lani Hall wrote together, the beautiful and lush So Many Stars.

Indicated for 3 Grammy Awards with the latest CD Bossa Nova Day, Philadelphia-based Minas was very much influenced by Brasil 66 in the early days. The group will be performing Sergio’s arrangements, as well as providing a taste of the original Brazilian/Portuguese version of most songs.

In 1962 Sergio Mendes was among a group of musicians invited by the US State Department to present Bossa Nova, the new music of Brazil, in concert at Carnegie Hall. He was offered a recording contract and stayed in the US, making a brilliant career spanning over 4 decades. A talented pianist and arranger with a knack for picking just the right Brazilian hit (or American/British, as in Cole Porter’s Night and Day, or Lennon/McCartney’s Fool on the Hill), Sergio Mendes had the right formula for success: Bossa Nova mixed with american pop and jazz with English lyrics, delivered by two young attractive American females, backed by a strong authentic Brazilian rhythm section, topped by beautiful orchestration and production. Always in the forefront of pop culture trends, Mendes is still performing and releasing CDs, leaving behind a legacy of crossover Brazilian/American songs that are still worth listening to and enjoying. In compiling the repertoire for the tribute, Orlando and Patricia, leaders of Minas, are still amazed how beautifully put together and elevating this music is.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801