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WIN SEU JORGE TICKETS: Roundhouse 30th October

Seu Jorge

 

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UK release date 30.10.2008

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With reviews acclaiming Seu Jorgeâs current âAmérica Brasilâ CD to be the best of his career so far - Jorge takes to the road for the âAmérica Brasilâ Tour and you can win tickets...

Jorgeâs previous UK tour in 2006 was the biggest and most successful tour of the UK ever undertaken by a Brazilian musician - and as of autumn 2008 heâll be at it again but this time with a much larger band, including 3 piece horn section featuring trumpet, sax and trombone, which enables Jorge to recreate the range of sounds featured on América Brasil with its adventurous, mould-breaking grooves fashioned from the combination of violin, keyboard, harmonica and kit drum as well as allowing space for smaller cavaquinho-led permutations and Jorgeâs solo acoustic pieces.

Famously dubbed âthe coolest man on the planetâ by the Telegraph Jorgeâs intense urban sambas will induce collective hip swaying across the land.

You can win a pair of tickets to see Seu Jorge live at London's Roundhouse on the 30th of October - all you have to do is answer a simple question:

Where is Seu Jorge from...

A) Brazil
B) Poland
C) Timbuktu

Answers, Names, Addresses and PHONE NUMBERS please to:
competitions@bluesandsoul.com

Don't forget 'SEU JORGE' in the SUBJECT BOX thanx.

.............................................MORE ABOUT JORGE.............................................

Jorge arrived with a bang as Knockout Ned in 2002âs explosive, and multi-Academy Award nominated, City of God. Despite the filmâs strapline: "Fight and you'll never survive..... Run and you'll never escape." thatâs exactly what Jorge did - leaving behind the life he not only graphically depicted on screen but had survived in reality. Jorge still spends time in the favelas - in between featuring as Pelé dos Santos in Wes Andersonâs The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; starring in the recently released The Escapist; appearing in films for the Latin American market and featuring in his own South Bank Show.

Seu Jorge combined his singing and acting roles with the release of The Life Aquatic Sessions CD. Its reinvention of the David Bowie songbook in sensuous samba form earned Jorge the praise of Bowie himself: âhad Seu Jorge not recorded my songs acoustically in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.â

...................................................APPEARING ON...................................................

Donât miss Jorge and full band on Later with Jools Holland on BBC2 TV. Tuesday 28th October at 22.00 and Friday 31st October at 23.35.

Also appearing on Jonathan Rossâs BBC Radio 2 Show on Saturday November 1st.

Seu Jorge sings over the titles of âLinha De Passeâ - the latest film by Walter Salles who is best known for Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries. In cinemas now.

Jorge also appears on the latest album from Thievery Corporation.

.................................................TOUR DETAILS....................................................

Oct 29 Belfast Festival at Queen's. £19.50/£17.50 concessions 9pm
Mandela Hall. Belfast. 028 9097 1197

Oct 30 London Roundhouse + DJ Gilles Peterson. £22 (in advance). Doors 7pm

Oct 31 Brighton Dome. £16/£19. Doors 7.15pm

Nov 2 Leeds University Stylus. £18 (in advance). Doors 7pm

Nov 3 Bristol Colston Hall. £18. 8pm

The new CD âAmérica Brasilâ â Out Now

VIDEO: To get you in the mood - Seu Jorge: Carolina
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