Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes

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Program #1393 – Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes

‘Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes’ airs daily on our streaming Station from 02-06-19 through 02-12-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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It’s a case of “life’s little coincidences”.

Six years… and a day. That’s how much time separates two of Brazil’s greatest piano masters. And that’s about all that separates them.

Both were born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Both are Bossa Nova pioneers and their common history even shares a hit song.

That song is part of the playlist this week as we celebrate consecutive birthdays for pianists Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes.

And we’ll get a head start on Carnaval as we count down the days until the celebration begins on March 1st this year.

I’ll have a long set of smooth sambas for you to enjoy during our second hour. Carnaval is part of the warmth of Brazil. too.

A spin of the compass is all it takes to get started, with the arrow pointing the way to true south, the tropics and The Sounds of Brazil!

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams


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This Sunday, we’ll celebrate birthdays for Rio’s piano masters, Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes with plenty of their best songs.

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Our Streaming Station’s popular Brazil Back2Back segment has growen to a third play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Listen at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm Central.

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Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer
Sou Eu<>Sergio Mendes & Seu Jorge/Magic
Welcome to The Brazilian Club Lounge
First Kiss/Chante Moore/Love the Woman
Special Announcement
Under The Sun<>Michael Franks/Rendezvous In Rio

Set 2:
Nadia<>Antonio Adolfo/Antonio Adolfo
If I Fell<>Nando Lauria/Points Of View
Introduce Next Set
Coisa Mais Linda<>Caetano Veloso/Bossa Nova Trinta Anos
Moon & Star<>Ricardo Silveira/Amazon Secrets
Senhoras Do Amazonas<>Sergio Mendes/Brasileiro 

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Killer Joe<>Antonio Adolfo/Tropical Infinito
Hello Goodbye<>Carol Saboya/Carolina
Coração Leviano<>Djavan/Malasia


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Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes

Hour 2:
Set 1:
A Ilha<>Leo Gandelman/Leo Gandelman
The Look of Love<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Summer News<>Antonio Adolfo/Jinga
Samba É Tudo<>Celso Fonseca/Juventude
Nao Estou Bem Certa<>Marina/Marina Lima
Special Announcement

 Set 2:
Pretty World<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits
Bom Motivo<>Toco with Rosalia de Souza/Outro Lugar
Introduce Next Song
Verdade<>Zeca Pagodino/Ao Vivo
Tribo Ghandista<>Katia Moraes & Sambaguru/Tribo
Zabumbaia<>Antonio Adolfo/Antonio Adolfo

Set 3:
Visions of You<>Janelle Monae/Magic
Brazilica<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy & Alchemy

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Next Week:

The warmth of Brazil moves to affairs of the heart with our annual ‘Brazilian Valentines’ show!  Be sure to listen and you’re invited to make a request or drop a note in the Chat Box on our Lounge page, too!

Birthdays for Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes on The Sounds of Brazil