Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sérgio Mendes Concert!

For those of you who are following us on Twitter, you probably already know that we recently went to a Sérgio Mendes concert! We wanted to write more about this show now!
We went to Sérgio Mendes' concert at the Nokia Club in Downtown LA! Our manager, Adam Peck, surprised us with tickets. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in every sense of the word!
Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician / songwriter / singer that not only writes wonderful music, but also brings incredible arrangements to many of the biggest Brazilian songs!
After almost 6 years away from our beloved country Brazil, you can imagine how excited we get when we can feel close to any little piece of our culture. And when that happens to be someone or something we LOVE, it makes us even happier! That's exactly what happened this past weekend!
We couldn't wait till the crowd of around 2000 people stood up and started dancing... LOL, which luckily for us happened halfway through the concert! We could then finally stand up and dance to all the songs we grew up with and it felt very good! Memories from home instantly came back and we couldn't avoid having huge smiles on our faces!
The entire night was great. From Sérgio Mendes, to all the musicians, singers and the guest rapper. The rapper, H20, appeared for many of the songs and fit very well with his melodic voice. We really enjoyed this mixture of Brazilian melodies and harmonies with American Rap and Hip Hop. This brought a lot of originality to all these Brazilian standards!
As you can see, we had a great time, which we'll remember forever! If anyone has the opportunity to go to this concert! Don't miss it! You'll definitely find some of our favorites Brazilian songs in it: "Só danço Samba - João Gilberto (you'll find a cover we made in our first album Choopeta)", "Berimbau - Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell, Ray Gilbert (we recorded an un-released version of this song written by the French songwriter / singer Claude Nougaro)", "Samba de uma nota só - João Gilberto", "Água de Beber - Vinícius de Moraes e Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim)", "Magalenha - Carlinhos Brown (Carlito Marron)", and many many others!
If we had to give any critiques about the show, it would only be that the concert was a little too short. And we all left wishing for more!
So if you do decide to go, have fun! And if you can't make it, don't worry, that's what youtube is for! :D


Analu said...

It's awsome!
The blog is really cool ^^
I miss u guys soooooo much!
and I'll try to always pass by.
c ya!

André Lemos said...

Hey girls....

I loved the blog, really did. Loved the stories, the pictures.... I miss you girls, so much. You guys must be in a rush life. When are you coming here in Brazil again? When you come, please make some contact so we can find a way to see each other for few minutes.


T-Rio said...

Heyyy Andre and Analu...
Thank you so much for your post!!!!
It really made us happy!
It's wonderful how technology in our days can keep us connected!
Hope to see you too!
Take care!