Beautiful Bossa Nova From Rio’s Seu Jorge – Two short films

Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge

The music of occupies a singular place in today’s Brazil. His songs are widely hailed as a return to the traditional songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. But his style, and his background, lead many to call Jorge a hero of life on Rio’s streets. It was his history in the slums of Rio de Janeiro that led to bigger things for Jorge, including a high-profile appearance in the 2002 film City of God.

In America, many listeners were first exposed to Jorge’s music in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, the Wes Anderson film that featured Jorge as a guitar-playing member of a sea expedition crew. He appeared between narrative sequences, playing intimate versions of classics.

Jorge released Cru, a calmer follow-up to his album Carolina, in 2002. The songs on it mix ballads and bossa nova while helping cement Seu Jorge’s place in the line of great Brazilian songwriters and performers. Hear a few recorded songs from Cru in this session for World Cafe.

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Seu Jorge and Almaz star in The Model (a short film)

We have a couple of videos for you today from Seu Jorge. Released to promote his album with members of Nacao Zumbi and Antonio Pinto, otherwise known as Seu Jorge and Almaz, these videos make up a short film loosely based around the song “The Model,” featured on the Seu Jorge and Almaz album. The first video takes a more laid-back view on things before Seu takes a hit of paranoia and questions his life. It’s beautifully shot, and features some of the great songs of their recent album, so check them out here:

Part One: The Model – (Chapter One)

Now-Again Records and What Matters Most present two short films based on the recently released Seu Jorge and Almaz album by Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge. The films star Jorge and were directed by Kahlil Joseph.

Directed & Edited by Kahlil Joseph
Photography by Bradford Young
Music by Seu Jorge and Almaz
Produced by Omid Fatemi and Daniel Song for What Matters Most
Featuring music from the Now-Again Records album Seu Jorge and Almaz

Part Two: “The Model – Oshun and the Dream”

Now-Again Records and What Matters Most present the second episode of a the two part film based on the recently released Seu Jorge and Almaz album by Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge. “The Model: Oshun and the Dream,” stars Jorge as he continues to struggle with this echoing image of “The Model”…

Directed & Edited by Kahlil Joseph
Photography by Bradford Young
Music by Seu Jorge and Almaz
Produced by Omid Fatemi and Daniel Song for What Matters Most
Featuring music from the Now-Again Records album Seu Jorge and Almaz

You can buy the Seu Jorge and Almaz album from Amazon

More info:
http://seujorgealmaz.com/