Sergio Mendes on PBS: Connect Brazil This Week

PBS brings its documentary to American viewers this June. Connect Brazil’s weekly digest keeps you informed and up to date with the best of Brazil. What will you discover?

What’s Happening at May 2 – 8, 2021

Sergio Mendes on PBS? It’s true. PBS will broadcast and stream the five-star documentary, Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration during June 2021. This national premiere is based on filmmaker John Scheinfeld’s feature documentary, Sergio Mendes: In The Key Of Joy. Get complete details.

Don’t miss the inside story behind this TV stunner. We’ll take you behind the camera, on location in Rio! I’ll give you details on what to watch for. Read more.

Scott Adams, Midday Host


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  • People: Bebel Gilberto celebrates. It’s our video list of May’s musical birthdays!
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Brazil’s Open-Air Markets: A touch of spice and everything nice needed for the cook today.

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New Music: Fred Martins ‘A Filha da Porta-Bandeira’

Born in Rio, and living in Spain Fred Martins channel his Inner Bossa on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love AffairBrazilian Jazz, and our steaming station!


This week, it’s been a while since we caught up with Philadelphia’s husband and wife duo of Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, aka Minas. Settle in with two hours of favorite song on The Sounds of Brazil. Listen 4 X daily and on-demand through May 9th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


Our streaming station is a jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. Always free and always live, this is music you can live with!

Treat your ears to our unique blend. Our streaming station is the perfect choice for the sunshine season. Listen for these songs this week during The Midday Show with Scott Adams (M-F, 9 am to 3 pm CT).

  • ‘E Voce’ – Marisa Monte with Tribalistas
  • ‘One Night In Rio’ – DJ Maretimo (Instrumental)
  • ‘Don’t Wait For Love’ – Will Downing

Listen for these songs and thousands more on our always-live streaming station, and click here for all of our streaming music channels.

Best way to listen? Connect Brazil’s Listening Lounge.

Brazil Back2Back

Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row when you listen at the top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm (US Central) Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

  • Monday, May 3 – Celia Vaz
  • Wednesday, May 5 – New Music Wednesday: ‘Voce’ by Daniela Soledade, and by Silva
  • Friday, May 7 – Deodato

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, May 10 – Sao Paul Sirens
  • Wednesday, May 12 – Bebel Gilberto on her birthday
  • Friday, May 14 – Toco

Visit the Listening Lounge to listen live, for real-time playlists or to request a song.

Spotlight Song: Gisele de Santi ‘E Eu’

Ahhhh! Gisele de Santi brings her vocal warmth to our playlists this week.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, 24/7, worldwide.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has the early line on entertainment recommendations for Spring with more live venues, and club dates added regularly. And musicians can post their events for free, anytime.

We have a full slate of streaming and virtual events for pianist Gregg Karukas posted. Enjoy live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Philly’s Minas, or St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, You’ll find virtual Brazilian cooking and Zumba classes, even the return of Brazilian Jazz to San Antonio’s Riverwalk.

Plus your pick of full length, on-demand virtual Brazilian jazz concerts, too.

  • Click here to browse upcoming events.


Breakfast the Brazilian way? Bakery-fresh Brazilian rolls with prosciutto and cheese, tropical fruits with sweetened açai, an aromatic cafe preto, plus music from our streaming station. Click the image!

Browse Brazilian eateries, cafes and markets near you, coast to coast

Africa, Portugal, Japan, and Italy. America and indigenous Brasil. Hundreds of family-owned Brazilian restaurants, coffee houses and cafes, bakeries, and grocery markets coast-to-coast are ready to share these international influences with you and your family.

Connect Brazil is donating its services to spread the word about the tasty rewards of your patronage.

We hope that you will do the same by placing an order soon with an eatery near you. Your support makes everything taste better. Even Brazilian cheesebreads!


Sergio Mendes on PBS: Connect Brazil This Week

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