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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova on Saturday, Nov 16, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets starting at $28 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and the Royce Hall box office.
An international success, Sergio Mendes is well-known for his hit single Mas Que Nada which he reprised with the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas. Mendes’ single reached number one on the Billboard U.S. pop chart and is considered his signature mix of bossa nova, samba and distinctive pop instrumentation. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Mendes also received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio.
Joining Mendes is multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto. Considered Brazilian music royalty, Gilberto is the daughter of one of bossa nova’s creators, Joāo Gilberto. Though she has several connections to iconic Brazilian musicians, Gilberto has been paving her own path since her first album release in 1986.