Seu Jorge comes from the outskirts and hits us directly in the soul. While many got a taste of his powerful presence and rough-but-sweet voice from his David Bowie renditions in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, his solo album 'Cru' satiates new fans yearning for his pared down, soulful approach.
Jorge was once a homeless kid in a favela (Brazilian slum) outside of Rio de Janeiro. By age ten, Jorge was repairing tires to help support his family.
"Getting out of a favela is a big deal. Gangsters are so powerful. Drug trafficking is rife, and no one has jobs," he recently told The Independent (UK). Having spent years turning his energies to music and theater, Jorge landed the part of Knockout Ned in City of God, the film that put an international spotlight on favela life, poverty, and violence. This untainted, street credibility shows through whether Jorge is on screen or on stage.