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Seu Jorge

Tuesday

Sep 26, 2017 – 8:00 PM

238 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510 Map

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In commemoration of David Bowies recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.Seu Jorge, one of Brazils most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film A Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pel dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of David Bowies songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorges adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowies music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact.Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with. David Bowie
$40.00 - $45.00
Seu Jorge: 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 ("Mr. George") was part of the band Farofa Carioca, composing most of the songs of their debut album Moro no Brasil - 1998 and has released two albums. 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 at the 2006 Bluesfest in Ottawa.

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