Ep 671: Sergio Mendes & John Scheinfeld • Michael Koresky

Jun 04, 2021

[6 mins. 52 sec.] Iconic music artist Sergio Mendes is in the first segment. He's the subject of a new documentary currently on PBS called "Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration". Join the Grammy Award-winning Brazilian musical artist for a celebration of his life and career. As relevant today as when he exploded on the scene with his group, Brasil ’66, Mendes played a huge role in popularizing Brazilian music around the world and fused Brazilian music with American pop to create a new genre. Featuring appearances from Herb Alpert, Common, Quincy Jones, John Legend and more. After Sergio, the director of the documentary, John Scheinfeld ("Herb Alpert Is...") returns to the podcast to discuss making "Sergio Mendes & Friends".

[53 mins. 50 secs.] Film critic & author, Michael Koresky, makes his first appearance on the podcast with a new book called "Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us" (Harper Collins), a poignant memoir of family, grief and resilience about a young man, his dynamic mother and the '80s movies they shared together. "Films of Endearment" is available wherever books sold.

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