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Birthname: Jorge M
Nationality: Brazilian
Born: Jun 08 1970


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Before becoming Knockout Ned in the now cult movie City of God, Seu Jorge had extensive personal experience of the world depicted in the film. His childhood in the favelas of Rio left him with a formidable tenacity and a political commitment that has lasted to this day.

He lived on the street and taught himself to play guitar, doing odd jobs to scrape a living. He was then taken on by a theatre company and through acting exorcised the ghosts of his past. This led him to music. In the mid-90s, he formed a group called Farofa Carioca whose infectious, groovy pop samba soon became popular in ... Read more

Before becoming Knockout Ned in the now cult movie City of God, Seu Jorge had extensive personal experience of the world depicted in the film. His childhood in the favelas of Rio left him with a formidable tenacity and a political commitment that has lasted to this day.

He lived on the street and taught himself to play guitar, doing odd jobs to scrape a living. He was then taken on by a theatre company and through acting exorcised the ghosts of his past. This led him to music. In the mid-90s, he formed a group called Farofa Carioca whose infectious, groovy pop samba soon became popular in Rio. After a string of concerts, they recorded an album and the brash, ultra-charismatic charmer Jorge became the talk of Cidade Maravilhosa.

Samba Esporte Fino. Released to critical acclaim in 1999, it became album of the year in Brazil. But it was cinema and Fernando Meirelles that really made Seu Jorge a household name, his tailored role in City of God rocketing him to international stardom.
The Life Aquatic, a major Disney production directed by Wes Anderson starring Bill Murray, Angelica Houston and Willem Dafoe.
Cru. Produced by Gringo da Parada, one of the founders of Favela Chic, for his new label FLA FLU PROD and mixed by Renaud Letang Cru is the real thing, not just musical window-dressing. Its lyrics range from the political commitment of Eu sou Favela to the love words of Tive Razao. The album also includes a tense cover of Gainsbourg’s Chatterton, a softer take on Elvis’s Don’t as well as M laying down guitar on Tive Razao and the irony of the track Mania de Peitao. With its bossa, stripped-down rock and songs Cru is an uncategorisable and completely generational record.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Before becoming Knockout Ned in the now cult movie City of God, Seu Jorge had extensive personal experience of the world depicted in the film. His childhood in the favelas of Rio left him with a formidable tenacity and a political commitment that has lasted to this day.

He lived on the street and taught himself to play guitar, doing odd jobs to scrape a living. He was then taken on by a theatre company and through acting exorcised the ghosts of his past. This led him to music. In the mid-90s, he formed a group called Farofa Carioca whose infectious, groovy pop samba soon became popular in Rio. After a string of concerts, they recorded an album and the brash, ultra-charismatic charmer Jorge became the talk of Cidade Maravilhosa.

Samba Esporte Fino. Released to critical acclaim in 1999, it became album of the year in Brazil. But it was cinema and Fernando Meirelles that really made Seu Jorge a household name, his tailored role in City of God rocketing him to international stardom.
The Life Aquatic, a major Disney production directed by Wes Anderson starring Bill Murray, Angelica Houston and Willem Dafoe.
Cru. Produced by Gringo da Parada, one of the founders of Favela Chic, for his new label FLA FLU PROD and mixed by Renaud Letang Cru is the real thing, not just musical window-dressing. Its lyrics range from the political commitment of Eu sou Favela to the love words of Tive Razao. The album also includes a tense cover of Gainsbourg’s Chatterton, a softer take on Elvis’s Don’t as well as M laying down guitar on Tive Razao and the irony of the track Mania de Peitao. With its bossa, stripped-down rock and songs Cru is an uncategorisable and completely generational record.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Before becoming Knockout Ned in the now cult movie City of God, Seu Jorge had extensive personal experience of the world depicted in the film. His childhood in the favelas of Rio left him with a formidable tenacity and a political commitment that has lasted to this day.

He lived on the street and taught himself to play guitar, doing odd jobs to scrape a living. He was then taken on by a theatre company and through acting exorcised the ghosts of his past. This led him to music. In the mid-90s, he formed a group called Farofa Carioca whose infectious, groovy pop samba soon became popular in Rio. After a string of concerts, they recorded an album and the brash, ultra-charismatic charmer Jorge became the talk of Cidade Maravilhosa.

Samba Esporte Fino. Released to critical acclaim in 1999, it became album of the year in Brazil. But it was cinema and Fernando Meirelles that really made Seu Jorge a household name, his tailored role in City of God rocketing him to international stardom.
The Life Aquatic, a major Disney production directed by Wes Anderson starring Bill Murray, Angelica Houston and Willem Dafoe.
Cru. Produced by Gringo da Parada, one of the founders of Favela Chic, for his new label FLA FLU PROD and mixed by Renaud Letang Cru is the real thing, not just musical window-dressing. Its lyrics range from the political commitment of Eu sou Favela to the love words of Tive Razao. The album also includes a tense cover of Gainsbourg’s Chatterton, a softer take on Elvis’s Don’t as well as M laying down guitar on Tive Razao and the irony of the track Mania de Peitao. With its bossa, stripped-down rock and songs Cru is an uncategorisable and completely generational record.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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