Sergio Mendes News

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX ANIMATION ANNOUNCES RIO 2 CASTING

Rio 2

Brazilian music legend and RIO executive music producer, Sergio Mendes returns along with composer John Powell. RIO 2 will feature new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle MonĂ¡e and The Wondaland Arts Society, who also voices a role in the film.

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SERGIO MENDES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF RECORDING

Celebration: A Musical Journey

Whether economically or culturally, Brazil is hot! For Sergio Mendes, Brazil’s most popular musical export, the time has arrived for his music to be featured in a major motion 3-D animated picture and his first career retrospective. Marking the 50th anniversary of his debut album, the two-CD Celebration: A Musical Journey (Emarcy/Verve), released in 2011, brings together more than three dozen selections spanning the entire career of the master of the bossa nova beat. The collection ranges from the classic “The Look Of Love” to recent collaborations with will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas (“Mas Que Nada” is featured on the soundtrack to the 3-D animation feature RIO) to new recordings guesting Siedah Garrett and Ivete Sangalo.

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RIO ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

RIO Soundtrack

An all-star musical cast led by multi-platinum artist will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx, Bebel Gilberto, Taio Cruz, Ester Dean, Siedah Garrett, Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords), and Brazilian sensation Carlinhos Brown, along with film composer John Powell join together under the guidance of Brazilian music legend and executive music producer, Sergio Mendes, for the original motion picture soundtrack of RIO, a 3D animated motion picture event from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

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