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Seu Jorge in the Village Voice

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I’ll admit my relative lack of familiarity with Brazilian music is something I should have remedied a long time ago. But everyone knows Seu Jorge from the  acoustic, Portuguese-language David Bowie covers he did for Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic (which I thought were fantastic, probably because I’m not as huge of a Bowie fan as a lot of people). Jorge recently sat down with Phil Freeman of the Village Voice to promote his new record, Seu Jorge and Almaz, which will apparently feature a more rock-y, “mangue beat” sound. I’d be lying if I told you I knew what that meant, but Jorge seems excited about it:

It’s a great moment, because it’s a new decade, and there’s the potential to find another way. Brazil has so much, in all areas . . . culturally there’s a new generation, and Lucio Maia said, ‘Let’s do it right now, because it’s a new decade. 2010 started things again.’ The new generation is hungry for news, information, for new conceptions, to rejuvenate what we need to do. And the new album can help with that — that’s our intention.

Continuing his Life Aquatic Sessions work, the album will be all covers, including Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” Kraftwerk’s “The Model,” Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You,” and some Brazilian songs. Sounds like a good excuse to brush up on your bossa nova. (And your “mangue beat,” for that matter).

You can read the full interview here.

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Written by sean

July 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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