Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, has influence the music industry for over five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. The Multi-Grammy Award winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his band Brasil '66 with a special world tour that stops in Southern California for one night only before leaving the U.S.
Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. In 2012, Mendes received his first Oscar nomination in the music category for "Real In Rio" from the animated, 3-D feature 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.", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech, the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., and others in the 2012 class of historically significant recordings.
SERGIO MENDES - "A Celebration of 50 Years of Brazil 66" with special guest Valeria Mason
Pre-Party from 5pm – 7p with Samba Dancers, Drummers, Full Bar, Food and more!
Friday, December 9th - 7pm
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
DJ Potira will be spinning Brazilian hits throughout the night. She has developed her own eclectic style; seamlessly wedging classic hip-hop beats between Samba rhythms and Cuíca Drums with Electro, Indie Rock, & Top 40. The party will also include the pulsing rhythms of samba drummers, the scintillating footwork from professional samba dancers, a full bar with caipirinhas, delicious Brazilian appetizers, and fun arts and crafts.