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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Seu Jorge in Belo Horizonte.

Seu Jorge played Belo Horizonte last night, first brazilian concert after an international tour. He is promoting a new brazilian release, Cru (Raw), which, confusingly, was his solo album debut abroad. The first album released in Brazil was Samba Esporte Fino (known everywhere else as Carolina), after he left the group Farofa Carioca.

The show had a rock concert format and feel: it was in an old downtown factory, had an opening act (no idea who, we were at the bar) and a DJ played afterwards (DJ Robinho, who also opened for Moby here in BH, recently) for a mostly white (?) and (very) young crowd.

Seu Jorge accomplished the amazing feat of bridging samba into the 21st century, dressing it modern, cool and acceptable for newer generations.