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Seu Jorge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seu Jorge (born June 8, 1970; Portuguese  ) is a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter 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. He is considered by his fans a renewer of Brazilian pop samba. Seu Jorge cites samba school, and American soul singer Stevie Wonder as major musical influences. He is also a fan of footballer Romário. As a singer, Seu Jorge was part of the band Farofa Carioca, writing most of the songs of their 1998 debut album Moro no Brasil. In 2001 he released Samba Esporte Fino, a pop album influenced by musicians 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 also recorded the live duo album "Ana & Jorge" with Brazilian singer Ana Carolina, released in Brazil 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. Performed with Thievery Corporation on Austin City Limits on PBS in January 2010. His new album 'América Brasil' had a limited Brazilian release in 2007 under his label Cafuné Gravadora, distributed in the UK by Proper Music Distribution. In May 2010, Now-Again Records announced that Jorge's new album, Seu Jorge & Almaz, a collaboration with drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from Nação Zumbi and bassist and composer Antonio Pinto would be released in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand on July 27 and in Europe on September 14. The album has been described as "how powerful Brazilian soul music can be. " Description above from the Wikipedia article Seu Jorge, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 8, 1970 In Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Abe
Latest Project:
Movie Soundtrack 2017-07-06
Known For
Poster of E Aí... Comeu?
Poster of Elipsis
Poster of Looking for Black Orpheus
Poster of Moro no Brasil
Movie Abe Chico 2019
Movie Carmo, Hit the Road Amparo de Jesús 2019
Movie Soundtrack Cao 2017-07-06
Movie Pelé: Birth of a Legend Dondinho 2016-05-06
Movie Beyond Ipanema 2013-01-13
Movie City of God – 10 Years Later 2013-10-05
Movie Seu Jorge - Músicas para Churrasco Himself 2012-11-20
Movie E Aí... Comeu? Seu Jorge, o garçom 2012-06-22
Movie Kings & Rats Leonor 2012-02-17
Movie Ivete Sangalo Live at Madison Square Garden Himself 2010-12-07
Movie Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Beirada 2010-10-08
Movie The Escapist Viv Batista 2008-06-20
Movie Sleepwalkers Lasso Dancer who works as an Electrician 2007-01-16
Movie Cidade do Samba - Rio 4 e 5 Setembro 2007 2007-09-04
Movie Tarantino's Mind 2006-01-04
Movie Elipsis Coyote 2006-10-15
Movie The House of Sand Massu (1910-1919) 2005-05-13
Movie Looking for Black Orpheus Himself 2005-01-01
Movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Pelé dos Santos 2004-12-10
Movie Moro no Brasil Himself 2002-02-22
Movie City of God Mané Galinha 2002-02-05
Series Os Normais 2001-06-01