Saturday, September 17, 2005

Seu Jorge

Yesterday's paper noted an 8 o'clock concert with Brazil's Seu Jorge at a small venue in Minneapolis. On a bit of a whim, we decided to chance it, and although the show eventually sold out, we were lucky enough to get tickets.

Familiarity with Jorge stems from Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which contained a number of David Bowie songs very well done in Portuguese by Jorge. If you want to hear excellent Portuguese renditions of Rebel, Rebel or Life on Mars?, the soundtrack is highly recommended.

High energy rhythms from his new disc, Cru, dominated the performance. The first encore brought the best acoustic Bowie from Life Aquatic. It was a great concert at a venue small enough for me to shake his hand as we walked off the stage. I can't recall the last time I found a performer so likeable. Cheers for Jorge!


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