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Seu Jorge Announces Debut Melbourne Show

“From the slums of Gogó da Ema in Rio de Janeiro’s Baixada Fluminense to ringing applause on stages across Europe and the United States, Seu Jorge is a reflection of Brazil.” – Billboard

 

Brazilian singer/songwriter SEU JORGE brings his vibrant Latin American music straight from the slums of Rio de Janeiro to Australia for his debut visit this January. Here for the Sydney Festival, Jorge will play one headline show at the Forum in Melbourne on January 13.

 

Tickets for Seu Jorge’s headline show at The Forum go on sale 10am Thursday, November 13.

 

My Live Nation and Niche members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sales beginning 10am Monday, November 10.

 

Seu Jorge became an international star after his performance as Knockout Ned in the Oscar-nominated City of God and his work in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in 2004. In the latter, he played a sailor who sang solo acoustic versions of David Bowie classics in Portuguese, which caused Bowie to remark, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs acoustically in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.”

 

Of course, there has been a wealth of Seu Jorge original composition. A kid from the favelas who taught himself to play guitar and several other instruments, Jorge is a singular talent of rare quality. His warm husky baritone is instantly recognizable, but nonetheless flexible enough for samba, reggae, pop, electronic and other influences that find their way into his music.

 

Along the way there have also been countless collaborations with some of the finest musicians of today including Beck, Talib Kweli, Jack Johnson, Damien Rice and Thievery Corporation as well as Brazilians Sergio Mendes, Bebel Gilberto, Marisa Monte, Badi Assad and Ana Carolina, with whom he recorded a classic live album with in 2005. He’s also worked with members of the legendary Nação Zumbi on a project called Almaz, which was released as the album Seu Jorge and Almaz in 2010.

 

With new music scheduled for release in the near future and high profile appearances abroad, it’s safe to say that Seu Jorge will once again be at the forefront of the global cultural conversation, making 2015 another banner year for him. Don’t miss him when he plays these intimate Australian shows this January.