Seu Jorge

D.O.B: Jun 08, 1970 | Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seu Jorge (born June 8, 1970; Portuguese  ) is a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor.

Biography

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.