Born in Rio de Janeiro, Seu Jorge is a legendary Brazilian musician credited with rejuvenating the pop samba sound. Over the course of his career he’s released multiple critically acclaimed albums, and starred as an actor in numerous films, including “City of God” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” He is most famous outside of Brazil for his rich and emotional covers of David Bowie, which Bowie himself adored. In a special interview for WePresent, Seu sat down with Gilles Peterson to chat about Brazil, Bowie, and how mastering the guitar saved his life. Seu has performed all over the world, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.
“The new generation don’t know what happened in the past. This is what art can do.”