Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays Brasil Summerfest at the Blue Note

Seu Jorge is a world-renowned Brazilian Samba Pop singer and actor. His breakout role was Knockout Ned in City of God (2002). Lately Jorge has been touring The Life Aquatic Tribute To David Bowie.

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.”

Seu Jorge in New York City

Seu Jorge. Courtesy of the artist.

Seu Jorge. Courtesy of the artist.

Seu Jorge brings The Life Aquatic, A Tribute to David Bowie to the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm. $59 – $99

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