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Sérgio Mendes en Gracinha Leporace (1971)

Gracinha Leporace, born Maria da Graça Leporace, is a female Brazilian singer who worked extensively with her husband Sérgio Mendes and his band.

Leporace was born in 1949, in the suburb of Rio known as Ipanema. She has a sister, Marianna Leporace, who is a singer and actress in Brazil.

Leporace has featured regularly in much of her husband's group's releases over the last four decades and can be heard as the Portuguese-singing female vocal in the hit "Mas que Nada" (featuring The Black Eyed Peas) from the 2006 album Timeless and in the Baden Powell de Aquino composition "Berimbau/Consolação" from the same album, in which she provides the lead vocal. She has most recently been featured on Sergio Mendes' album Magic, released in 2014. She also appears frequently in concert with Mendes' band as a vocalist.

Along with her work with Sergio Mendes, she was a member of the Bossa Nova group known in the early '70's as Bossa Rio.

Leporace has two sons with Mendes, Gustavo and Tiago. They currently reside in a suburb of Los Angeles, California.


  • 1968 Gracinha Leporace, Philips


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Philippine Entertainment Portal

Philippine Entertainment Portal
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800

Brasil '14 vocals (L-R) Gracinha Leporace, Nayanna Holley and Katie Hampton. Photography: Jean Saturnino; Percussionist GIBI shows off his Capoeira skills. Photography: Jean Saturnino; Sergio Mendes' first visit to the Philippines was two years ago.

Music Times

Music Times
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:40:43 -0700

He warms up the dance floor with tracks like opener "Simbora" and keeps things cool when slowing down for relaxed numbers such as "When I Fall In Love," featuring his wife andy frequent collaborator Gracinha Leporace on vocals. His own piano playing ...


Thu, 01 Oct 2015 05:22:30 -0700

I.am, John Legend, Ana Carolina, Maria Gadú, Milton Nascimento, Carlinhos Brown, e Gracinha Leporace, que divide uma faixa do CD com Aila. O projeto conta a história da Música Popular Brasileira de uma forma inovadora, com o objetivo de reforçar a ...

W Radio

W Radio
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:08:03 -0700

Norwegian Wood – Sergio Mendes Bananeira (Feat. Mr. Vegas) – Sergio Mendes, Mr Vegas Berimbau – Sergio Mendes Berimbau - Consolacao (Feat. Stevie Wonder & Gracinha Leporace) – Sergio Mendes The Frog (Vieja) – Sergio Mendes The Frog (Feat.
Something Else! Reviews
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:15:22 -0700

Mendes' wife Gracinha Leporace evokes Astrud Gilberto's wispy vocal on “Samba de Roda” while a sprightly trumpet solo maintains the celebratory atmosphere. She also helms the seductive “When I Fell in Love” and “Hidden Waters,” both Brazilian takes on ...


Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:54:59 -0700

Em participação no fim do show de Sérgio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown "fez as pazes" com o Rock in Rio neste sábado (26). O jurado do The Voice foi bem recebido e proporcionou os momentos mais animados do show do veterano da bossa nova no Palco ...

Terra Brasil

Terra Brasil
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:37:30 -0700

A faixa de mais destaque interpretada por Pelé foi "Meu Mundo É Uma Bola", na qual ele divide os vocais com Gracinha Leporace, uma das integrantes do grupo organizado por Sergio Mendes, que é um músico brasileiro radicado nos Estados Unidos.


Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:56:15 -0700

I.am, John Legend, Ana Carolina, Maria Gadú, Milton Nascimento, Carlinhos Brown e Gracinha Leporace, que divide faixa do CD com Aila. O álbum “Magic” também concorreu ao Grammy na Categoria World Music 2015. O projeto conta a história da Música ...

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