SEU JORGE--the Brazilian singer and guitarist considered by fans to have spearheaded the Brazilian samba renaissance of the early 21st century--will perform Saturday, August 14th at CLUB NOKIA at L.A. Live. Tickets for the Seu Jorge Presents ALMAZ Club Nokia show--presented in association with Brazilian Nites and 89.9 KCRW--go on sale Friday, April 23 at 10:00 AM.
This gruff-voiced Carioca (resident of Rio de Janeiro) first made international waves in the 2002 movie “City Of God,” playing the vaguely terrifying gangster Knockout Ned. But he'd seduced Brazilians in an earlier role: as part of pop group Farofa Carioca who had a giant hit in 1998 with "Moro no Brasil" ("I Live in Brazil"). After his role in “City Of God,” Jorge landed a part in Wes Anderson's “The Life Aquatic,” singing amazing covers of David Bowie classics in Portuguese. His North American debut, Cru, was released in 2005 to critical acclaim and included cover versions of Serge Gainsbourg's "Chatterton" and Leiber & Stoller’s "Don't" (which was a #1 hit for Elvis Presley).
Tickets range in price from $19.50 to $40 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM).
Added by seujorgenokiaclub on August 11, 2010