Crossing Borders with Sergio Mendes


‘Crossing Borders With Sergio Mendes’ airs daily on our streaming station from 05-22-19 through 05-28-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too. Our Programming Guide is here.

On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 90.9 FM WDCB and streaming live at  Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations

Our first long holiday weekend since….

…Januaray 1st, so as we enter the Sunshine Season this is my chance to say ‘thank you’ for your support and for coming back to this page every week to share the music. Simply put, none of what I do here with The Sounds of Brazil and would be possible without you and I really appreciate your tuning in to enjoy the music with me every day.

Please rest assured: I’m always thinking of new ways to make The Sounds of Brazil eve better.

~ Scott Adams

Friday’s Brazil Back2Back serve up tunes from a pair of musical birthdays: Bossacucanova’s Alex Moreira and Ivete Sangalo! Listen at the top of the hour at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm CT, exclusively on our streaming station.

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We’re always playing someone’s request… I’d like to play yours, too! Request a song when you pay a visit to the Brazil Club Lounge, or request a style or favorite musician – even hear your name on the air.

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This week’s show:


Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Timeless<>India.Arie with Sergio Mendes/Timeless

Flying To Bahia<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale

Baia<>Walter Wanderley/Next Stop Wonderland Soundtrack

Welcome to the Lounge              

Barabare<>Sergio Mendes/Brasiliero

Special Annoucnement

Better Days Ahead<>Pat Metheny/Letter From Home

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo

Belem, Minha Cidade<>Bobby Brazil/Amazonica

Introduce Next Song

Un Beijo Na Boca<>Latin Vibe/Latin Vibe

Rise<>Leo Gandelman/Brazilian Soul

Please Baby Don’t<>John Legend/Sergio Mendes Timeless 

Set 3Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Favo De Mel<>Milton Nascimento/Rio 2 Soundtrack

Tell Me About It<>Natalie Cole/Ask A Woman Who Knows 

Bicycle Ride<>Paulinho Garcia/Jazzmineiro                    


Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Fly Love<>Jamie Foxx/Rio Movie Soundtrack

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Mas Que Nada<>Sergio Mendes/Greatest Hits

Roda<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Look Around

Rainha<>Toco & Nina Miranda/Memorias 


Special Annoucnement

My Nichole<>Indigo City/Samba Electrique

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Torcuato Mariano

I Can’t Help It<>Torcuato Mariao/Paradise Station

Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary

Introduce Next Song

Linha Do Equador<>Djavan/Coisa De Escender 

Rio Sway<>Brian Simpson & Maysa/Out Of A Dream 

Café Caldo<>Mazachigno/Cafe Roma 2

Set 3:

When I Fell In Love<>S. Mendes, Gracinha Leporace/Magic

Visions of You<>S. Mendes, Janelle Monae/Magic

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Next Week: News of a long-awaited new album from guitarist Torcuato Mariano is part of his ‘Best of…’ playlist, plus a song from the new album, too. I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

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