In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge will be performing a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film ‘The Life Aquatic’ on stage, with screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film. Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film ‘The Life Aquatic’. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact.
David Bowie himself even said of him: “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.”
‘The Life Aquatic’, a tribute to David Bowie presented by Seu Jorge, alongside a special screening of Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic’ film, will take place at The Albert Hall Manchester on Thursday 25th May 2017 at 7pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday 17th March 2017 at 9am, to purchase go to alberthallmanchester.com.