Mendes, Sergio / Brasileiro
Album: Brasileiro   Collection:World
Artist:Mendes, Sergio   Added:Jan 1994
Label:Elektra Records (West Coast)  

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 04, 2022: Global Ginga
Lua Soberana
4. Jan 15, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Fanfarra (Cubua-Le-Le)
2. Mar 05, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Magalenha, Magano, Pipoca
5. Sep 27, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Fanfarra (Cubua-Le-Le)
3. Jan 31, 2019: Global Ginga
Lua Soberana
6. May 10, 2018: At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2005-07-28
Percussion is OUTSTANDING. Probably the best recording ever done by Sergio Mendes. The best of Brazil's percussionists and songwriters. All vocals in Portuguese, except #4.
***1: 100 percussionists from Rio's Samba de Escolas (samba schools) call and response drumming , the leader is setting the rhythm and tempo and the group responds, then everyone kicks in, female vocals.
****2: Samba reggae & baiao (folk style from the Northeast). Fast drumming and vocals. There is an MTV type video and it is GREAT
**3: slower Samba reggae and Forro (fast style from the Northeast). Male and female vocals and chorus.
*4: Bahian style rap, in English. Afoxe (African influenced).
**5: Female vocalists, great percussion, mid tempo
**6: gentle samba, female vocalists., great couples dance.
7: Male vocal and guitar, different structured samba, slower.
8: Funk, R&B, sax and guitar, female vocalists.
9: Carlinhos Brown vocal, pop, jazzy, slower.
10: female vocalists, slower, flute and oboe.
11: a samba in 3/4 time, female vocalists, means popcorn, possible reference to the people who at Carnaval time catch one group here and dash to a different part of the city to see some other group.
***12: Carlinhos Brown vocal, female chorus, fast, great singing and percussion.
13: slow, female vocal, guitar, cello and oboe.
14: short 0:29 seconds, batucadu( fast percussion) ` D Farrell 03/98

Track Listing
1. Fanfarra (Cubua-Le-Le)   8. Kalimba
2. Magalenha   9. Barabare
3. Indiado   10. Esconjuros
4. What Is This?   11. Pipoca
5. Lua Soberana   12. Magano
6. Sambadouro   13. Chorado
7. Senhoras Do Amazonas   14. Fanfarra (Despedida)