HOLLYWOOD — He has risen from years of homelessness in a favella on the ourskirts of Rio de Janeiro to become an internationally applauded renewer of Brazilian pop samba, citing Stevie Wonder as one of his major influences.
He has won critical acclaim as a singer and composer and screen-stealing actor in such films as City of God. He was joined by Rio artists B Negão and Marisa Monte in the London 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony segment that concluded with a surprise appearance by Pele.
He appears on rapper Talib Kweli’s 2013 album Prisoner of Conscious on the song Favela Love. Seu Jorge, the carioca funk musician and actor who speaks the truth through samba, is headlining a night of music and culture from Rio de Janeiro, free, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood.
In addition to the Jorge concert are opening sets by the Brazilian Voices choir and Rose Max samba set. The event also features delicious Brazilian food, activities for kids, open art studios and much more. Other information is available at rhythmfounda
tion.com or 305-672-5202.
Brazilian Portugese singing Jorge’s performances are known for their excitement as well as for getting the crowd moving, whether at Montreaux, the Bluesfest in Ottawa, the Festival Sudoeste TMN in Portugal, Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee, the Harbourfront in Toronto or the Austin City Limits later broadcast on PBS.
Those who know Seu Jorge, love him, and can’t wait for him to get here, can go to rhythmfoundation.com and sit back, close your eyes and let his recent concert video roll. Or better still, watch. The Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Rio is presented by the Rhythm Foundation, the Hollywood CRA and City of Hollywood.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Seu Jorge
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 6pm
WHERE: Hollywood ArtsPark
CONTACT: rhythmfoundation.com or 305-672-5202
ON THE NET: rhythmfoundation.comSeuJorge.com