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Mas Que Nada (Rio Version)
Composed by Jorge Ben
Lyrics by
Performed by Sergio Mendes
Gracinha Leporace (featured)
Produced by Sergio Mendes
John Powell
Release date(s)
Running time 2 minutes 45 seconds
Language Portuguese
Other information


Mas Que Nada (2011 Rio Version) - Rio- Music from the Motion Picture

"Mas Que Nada" is a song that plays when Blu and Jewel are flying on the hang-glider, after Rafael's attempt to make Blu fly. They land on the glider and fly around the city as Blu exclaims, "This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!" The music cuts off when Blu opens his wings, causing him and Jewel to be blown off the glider.


O ariá rai
Obá, Obá, Obá
O (o, o, o, o,) ariá rai
Obá, Obá, Obá
Mas que nada
Sai da minha frente que eu quero passar
Pois o samba está animado
O que eu quero é sambar
Este samba que é misto de Maracatu
É samba de preto velho
Samba de preto tu
Mas que nada
Um samba como esse do legal
Você não vai querer
Que eu chegue no final.

Lyrics (English)

O ariá rai
Obá, Obá, Obá
O (o, o, o, o,) ariá rai
Obá, Obá, Obá
No buts
Make way for I wanna get through
Cuz this samba is exciting
What I want to do is dance samba
This samba is a Maracatu mix
It's an old black man's samba
Black's samba
No buts
Such a cool samba like this
You won´t want me
To get to it's end.


  • This version of the song (as featured in Rio) is a remix of an original song composed by Sergio Mendes, known as "Mais Que Nada".