July 10, 1958. The Brazilian soccer team had just won the sixth FIFA World Cup tournament in Sweden. It was midway through a period of political turmoil, known as the Fourth Brazilian Republic, that began with a coup in 1945, marking a shift to democratic rule, and ended with another coup in 1964, making the beginning of a period of military rule. And on July 10, 1958, João Gilberto recorded "Chega de Saudade" at the Odeon recording studio in Rio de Janeiro. It's considered the first bossa nova song, and the birthday of perhaps the most listenable genre of music. Brazilian duo Sergio Mendes (keyboardist/vocalist)and Bebel Gilberto (vocalist—and João's daughter who made her first international performance at age 9) are on tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of that highly danceable 2/4 style. This show is seated, but maybe fans will get up into the aisles? Or at least tap their toes. [SR]

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  • Occurred Thursday, November 14th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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