Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto

The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Berklee Performance Center

Bossa Nova was born on July 10, 1958, at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro. That’s the date that João Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade” – Bossa Nova’s very first song and the beginning of a musical and worldwide cultural phenomenon. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Joining Mendes is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist, and daughter of João Gilberto, who is steeped in Bossa Nova music, having made her Carnegie Hall debut at age nine on a Bossa Nova program with her mother, the singer Miúcha, and saxophonist Stan Getz.

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