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Seu Jorge: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert From The Archives

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We’ve been filming Tiny Desk concerts for more than 10 years. While revisiting our archives, we discovered that some of our earliest concerts never ever made it to YouTube!
View Seu Jorge’s Tiny Desk show from 2010: https://www.npr.org/2010/09/13/129754791/seu-jorge-tiny-desk-concert

Jasmine Garsd|September 13, 2010

Like numerous in America, the initial time I heard Seu Jorge was through his role as a melancholy singer in the film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. His performance of David Bowie standards mesmerized me. The pains of his thick, raw vocals is virtually unbearable. Probably it’s something regarding a beefy grown male whose voice seems regarding to succumb to splits that’s simply heartbreaking. Or possibly it was the shock of hearing Bowie’s music, which in its initial manifestation was pure glam rock, sung by a young boy from one of Rio de Janeiro’s worst shanty towns.

In his latest project, with the company of his fantastic band Almaz, Seu Jorge is much more functional, virtually as if the band were urging him to head to that bar, struck that dance flooring, flirt with that supermodel. No issue just how smooth he is, he’s still that moody guy who played Bowie on Steve Zissou’s ship (not to discuss his heartbreaking turn in the film City of God, as a victim of a sociopathic druglord). Jorge’s covers of traditional Brazilian tracks like “Saudosa Bahia’– which is regarding desiring to return house– locate him at his finest.

I’ve always been interested to find out what Seu Jorge sounds like online, and also in this Tiny Desk Concert I finally got my response: He sounds as powerful as he does on his documents, if not better. Later on, he pointed out to me– while on his fourth cigarette break; there’s a reason behind this male’s scratchy voice– just how a lot he took pleasure in being able to play while sitting appropriate next to audience members.

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