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Sergio Mendes Announces Summer Tour Dates
Published April 25, 2008

Legendary Brazilian Musician Sergio Mendes has announced his U.S. summer tour in conjunction with the release of his new album, Encanto.

On June 10th, 2008, Concord Records and Starbucks Entertainment will release Encanto (Enchantment), the newest record from the legendary Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes. Encanto is the follow-up to 2006’s highly acclaimed collaboration with will.i.am called Timeless. Mendes enlists several guest musicians from all over the world including Latin superstar Juanes from Colombia, multi-talented Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata from Brazil, the foremost Japanese pop group, Dreams Come True, Belgium’s Zap Mama and Italian rapper Jovanotti, as well as American stars like Fergie, Ledisi, Natalie Cole, Herb Alpert and his wife, original Brasil ’66 singer, Lani Hall.

 

Mendes will promote his newest release with a U.S. summer tour— the perfect time to bring his samba-based bossa nova sound to American audiences.