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For Inspiration: “Here Comes the Sun” by Sargento Pimenta

Sargento Pimenta combines a group of friends’ efforts to teach people how to play percussion and their love for the Beatles to re-imagine some of the most popular songs of all time into fun live performances!

Carnaval is in full swing in Brazil, and after a couple of years of social distancing, the blocos are trying to make up for the time lost!

So in the next couple of posts, I’ll highlight some of the most creative groups creating music during Carnaval!

Sargento Pimenta

Sargento Pimenta is a bloco from Rio de Janeiro that combines a group of friends’ efforts to teach people how to play percussion and their love for the Beatles to re-imagine some of the most popular songs of all time into fun live performances!

Here Comes the Sun

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as VP of Design Strategy at SAP and lecturer of Project Management for UX at the M.Sc. Usability Engineering at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences .

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

Itamar holds a MA in Design Practice from Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), for which he received a Distinction Award for his thesis Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments.

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