The ‘flavor of Rio’ according to Sergio Mendes

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:33pm


Sergio Mendes is not a resident of Rio anymore, but he still feels it big time. For years now, the Brazilian musician and composer has lived in Los Angeles, still breathing the rhythms of home. The first single on the new Sergio Mendes release is "Sabor Do Rio" — or, flavor of Rio — and he's got rapper Common giving us his take on the city. Marco Werman plays us the track.