In commemoration of David Bowie’s passing some two years ago, Brazilian musician Seu Jorge performs a special tribute show to the late genius, while also recreating the set to his role in Wes Anderson’s film A Life Aquatic. Having risen to fame from his role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor of delicate, acoustic renditions of David Bowie hits including ‘Rebel Rebel’, ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Changes’, his unique versions have become a point of celebration and reflection upon the passing of a creative icon.
Seu Jorge’s recording The Life Aquatic Sessions was given a stunning four stars by the Guardian UK upon its release in 2006, prophesising its realisation as, ‘a gently charming set that could become a cult success.’ Little did they realise the lasting impact Seu Jorge’s gentle interpretations could prove to hold, subtly underscoring the breadth and depth of David Bowie’s compositions, even receiving praise from Bowie himself, commenting ‘had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.’ Now, some 13 years later from the film’s release, Seu Jorge pays tribute to the passing of an icon, with two special performances.
A gently charming set that could become a cult success.
The Guardian UK
Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.’