The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show


The Sergio Mendes Alumni Show: Listening Dates

Streaming and Radio: 11-20-22 through 11-27-22

On-Demand: 11-20-22 through 12-04-22 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

This two-hour program airs 4X daily on our streaming Station. You are invited to listen, Monday to Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm, and midnight Central Time (US). Weekend times, too:

  • 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 
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Welcome to The Sounds of Brazil!

The Sounds of Brazil made its radio broadcast debut in 1992 and Sergio Mendes has been with us every step of the way, from our new program’s ‘meet and greet‘ here in Chicago to a wealth of songs from his own 60 years as Brazil’s greatest musical ambassador.

And now, an album and documentary for us to enjoy.

So when it comes to Brazilian music, Mendes wins the name game hands down. He’s known for both his smile and his reputation worldwide and across generations.

But what’s really impressive is the long list of great musicians who have passed through the Mendes musical universe.

That’s what The Sergio Mendes Alumni Show is all about. It’s a Thanksgiving week tradition!

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Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of our 9th year for Connect Brazil’s ‘live’ streaming station, and I am thankful! Read my message here.

Join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch: There’s always a seat at the table for you. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm. No app is needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

Don’t miss ‘New Music Wednesdays’ on Brazil Back2Back, when I’ll feature a pair of songs from our Lounge Page Hot List! Catch Brazil Back2Back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am and 2 pm Central on the PLAY button below.

Make A Request!  Have a request for a favorite song, style or musician? I’d be happy to play yours. Visit the ‘Contact Us’ page (above) to place a request!

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams


The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Mas Que Nada<>Tom Scott/de Novo
Café Caldo<>Mazachigno/Cafe Roma 2
Bossa Nova Christmas<> Don Grusin and Natali Rene/Single
Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge            
Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/Vida É Arte
Special Announcement
Blackbird<>Brazil & Beyond/Beatles

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Trilhos Urbanos<>Sergio Mendes/Oceano
Lift Me Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me Up
Introduce Next Song
Love And Passion<>Sarah Vaughan/Brazilian Romance
Moon & Star<>Ricardo Silveira/Amazon Secrets

Set 3: The Brazilian Minute – Carnegie Hall’s Bossa Nova Concert

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song
Don’t Say Goodbye<>Sergio Mendes w/John Legend/Magic
The Christmas Song<>Steve Barta & Herbie Mann/12 Days
Walk On By<>The Carnival/The Carnival

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The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade
Dreamer<>Lani Hall & Sergio Mendes/Encanto
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Fool On The Hill<>Sergio Mendes/Classics
Breathing In The Wind<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale
I’ll Be Home For Christmas<>Joao Bosco/Brazilian Christmas
Special Announcement
Friendly Bossa<>Hadley Hockensmith/Tranquill Moods  

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set
Harlequin<>Ivan Lins with Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil
Scandal No. 2<>Oscar Castro Neves/Maracuja
Introduce Next Song
No Rio<>Jerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc/Paraiso
It’s Raining At Buriti Farm<>Dori Caymmi/Kicking Cans
Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal

Set 3:
Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil/Parabolic
Old Samba<>J. Marino & Friends/My Little Town

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Next Week: It’s two hours of fan favorites from Marisa Monte. And be sure to send me your requests sometime this week. You’ll find our Request form on the Lounge page!

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us. And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB.

The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show