Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66: The best 40 minutes of the Amsterdam ‘Milky Way’ (Melkweg) concert on July 17, 2012 including many hits. Video shot with 2 iPhones and some borrowed footage edited in Apple Final Cut Pro X. Enjoy! ————————————————————— In 1966 I was a young schoolboy, like everyone else heavily into the music that in those days also served as the soundtrack for the Vietnam War: The Doors, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, The Byrds, Pink Floyd. When not at school I could be found at a local coffee shop called ‘The Metro’, a dark avantgarde meeting spot in my hometown of Leiden in The Netherlands. The coffeeshop’s owner was from Brazil and he introduced me to the latest musical styles from Brazil and the then unknown upcoming Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Immediately I was fascinated by this new sound that had a clever mystic melodic lightness, like a tropical breeze. When the second album came out I remember my friend and I rushed straight to the local record store and listened to it in a booth that had a hightech Quad electrostat speaker system. (in stereo!) In 1971 Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (by then world famous) came to Amsterdam to play the Concertgebouw. It was my first concert there and I was seated in a choir seat on this classical stage, very close to the band. Singer Karen Philipp was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen, singing unison with Lani Hall and the original lineup of Brasil ’66
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