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Music, Reviewed Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes

Brazilian-born keyboardist, composer, and producer Sergio Mendes has spent four decades Americanizing his country's samba and bossa nova while Brazilianizing American pop. In 2006, he released Timeless, an all-star project (co-produced by that introduced classics of Brazilian popular music…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Possibly the most revered Brazilian musician alive, Bahian guitarist João Gilberto changed the face of modern popular music when he unveiled the "bossa nova," or new wave, back in the late 1950s. As detailed in Ruy Castro's magnificent, recently translated…
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Dining, Eat Dolce Far Niente

Dolce Far Niente

Each day of the weekend has its own ethos. Friday is Friday, thank God, the night to forget the week's myriad disappointments with a post-vocational program of alcohol, bar food, loud music, and other spiritual unguents. Saturday is the day…
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