Seu Jorge: Show Preview

While he still may be best known for the sonorous recasting of David Bowie's glam-rock hits as acoustic sambas sung in Portuguese heard in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Brazilian songwriter Seu Jorge is far from a novelty act. Over a decade ago, Jorge made his debut with the slinky sounds of Carolina, an album recorded by longtime Beastie Boys engineer Mario Caldato Jr. that was heavily indebted to the '70s samba-funk of Rio de Janeiro legend Jorge Ben. Since then, the talented singer has proven himself adept at everything from delicate bossa nova balladry to celebratory dancefloor workouts. The last time Jorge came through town in 2010, he shared the Regency Ballroom stage with the band Almaz to play songs from their eclectic collaborative album that delivered soulful Brazilian standards and dub-tinged versions of tunes by Kraftwerk, Roy Ayers, and Michael Jackson. Fans lucky enough to score tickets to this sold-out show at Bimbo's will be treated to an intimate evening of Jorge's original songs and MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) classics.

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