Seu Jorge is a Brazilian musician, creative singer-songwriter, and actor. Raised in a favela (“shanty town”) in the Baixada Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro state, Jorge’s work is explosive, often emoting pain and sorrow as well as hope and love. As a musician, he is considered a renewer of Brazilian pop samba by many fans and his performances are well known for bringing out a lot of excitement, getting the crowd to move along with him and his music. As an actor, he often portrays characters caught in Brazil’s systemic poverty and violence. The most notable films he’s appeared in include the critically acclaimed Brazilian film, City of God, and the witty American film directed by Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, for which he provided much of the soundtrack in the form of Portuguese language cover versions of David Bowie classics.