Seu Jorge is a famous Brazilian samba singer and actor. His breakout acting role was “Knockout Ned” in City of God (2002).
More recently Seu Jorge has been covering David Bowie hits that he recorded for the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou ( 2004).
Brazilian Choro Choro Choro at The Town Hall
Thursday, January 16, 2020 ~ Seu Jorge is joined by Rogê and Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso for a night of Brazilian choro at The Town Hall in Midtown, NYC at 8pm. From $57
Seu Jorge is Samba
Seu Jorge is one of Brazil’s top samba singers. He’s from a favela in Belford Roxo, just north of Rio de Janeiro. He lived on the street as a teenager and got started singing at samba clubs.
Jorge was part of the band Farofa Carioca that released an album “Moro no Brasil” in 1998. In 2001, Jorge went solo with his album “Samba Esporte Fino.”
Seu Jorge is also an actor. He played Knockout Ned in Fernando Meirelles’ 2002 hit film, “City of God / Cidade de Deus.”
From these beginnings, Seu Jorge has become a world-class musician, actor and soundtrack composer performing around the world including at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. His latest album is the 2011 “Musicas para Churrasco.”
Seu Jorge defines himself as a popular singer and songwriter who appreciates myriad musical genres, but whose roots lie in Samba: “Samba is our truth, our particularity, our gold medal, our bastion, our Brazilian flag.”
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 ~ Seu Jorge brings The Life Aquatic, A Tribute to David Bowie to the Beacon Theatre in NYC’s Upper West Side at 7:30 pm. From $59