"Real in Rio," a song by Brazilian luminaries Sérgio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown for Rio, with lyrics by Siedah Garrett who we've interviewed for Oba! Sounds of Brasil!. The Rio track features vocal contributions from and many others...

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