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Seu Jorge’s acoustic interpretation of David Bowie classics from the film The Life Aquatic, are the best unplugged versions. Sung all in Brazilian Portuguese, Jorge’s adds some great flavour to these old hits.
Seu Jorge (born July 8, 1970) (Portuguese: IPA: [ˈsew ˈʒɔxʒi]) is a Brazilian musician, composer, and actor. Born Jorge Mário da Silva, he was raised in a favela in the city of Belford Roxo in the Baixada Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro state. His fans consider him a renewer of Brazilian samba-style pop. He credits his influences as the samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, composers Nelson Cavaquinho and Zeca Pagodinho, along with footballer Romário and American soul singer Stevie Wonder.
As a singer, Seu Jorge (something like "Your George" - see discussion page) was part of the band Farofa Carioca, composing most of the songs of their 1998 debut album Moro no Brasil. In 2001 he released Samba Esporte Fino, a pop album influenced by the likes of Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Milton Nascimento. It was released outside Brazil under the name Carolina in 2003. His second album, the critically acclaimed Cru ("Raw"), was released in 2005.
Seu Jorge has gained exposure through his work as an actor and soundtrack composer. He appeared in the critically acclaimed film City of God as Mané Galinha, and then played Pelé Dos Santos in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, for which he provided much of the soundtrack in the form of Portuguese language cover versions of David Bowie classics.
In June 2006, he performed at Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee and at the Festival Sudoeste TMN in Portugal. He has also performed in 2006 at the Bluesfest in Ottawa and performed at the Harbourfront in Toronto. Jorge's performances are known for their excitement and getting the crowd moving.
Jorge has two young children, a daughter (age 5 as of 2007, as mentioned at his recent concert at Wolf Trap, where she attended) and son (newborn as of 2006) and can be heard talking about them during a song set performed during Apple 2006 found on youtube.
His new album 'Brasil America' is due to be released this year.