Seu Jorge has got to be one of the coolest cats on the planet – a Brazilian samba singer with a rich baritone and an easy groove. You may know him from his popular Portuguese covers of David Bowie songs featured in the Wes Anderson movie, “The Life Aquatic,” or, from his role as a street hood in the great Brazilian film, “City of God.”
We caught up with this international music star and his new band, Almaz, at a recent concert at the Royale in Boston. On our latest “Quick Hits,” you can see Seu Jorge on stage, singing a song for us outside on the theater’s fire escape, and talking with Marco Werman about his music and his rough early life in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
Don't miss other Quick Hits starring Dengue Fever, Charles Bradley & Sharon Jones, Helene Grimaud, Jovanotti, KT Tunstall, Meklit Hadero, Ozomatli, and Seu Jorge. For more info visit the Sound Tracks website.
Sound Tracks “Quick Hits” reporter Marco Werman interviews Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge before his summer concert at the Royale in Boston. Seu Jorge talks about his new surf and beach-inspired “ocean music,” his interpretations of rock classics, and a family tragedy that has shaped his life and his music. His English may be limited, but it’s way better than our Portuguese,
and his natural expressiveness makes him easy to understand.