While I’m on the subject of the London 2012 Closing Ceremonies, I have to talk about the moment that made me leap out of my seat and yell at my coworkers; that moment was during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro showcase when Seu Jorge made his way on stage.
Now, Seu Jorge may not be terribly well known to North American audiences, but the silky smooth-voiced Brazilian was a sight to behold strutting around in a sparkling white suit. Some of you may have been unknowingly exposed to Seu if you have watched any of Wes Anderson’s films, namely The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Seu Jorge acts in the film and is seen performing the soundtrack throughout, a soundtrack that consists almost entirely of acoustic David Bowie covers sung in Portugese.
Hopefully my excitement about Jorge’s performance will inspire you to look up some of his music, mainly the album “Cru” and his collaboration with Almaz. I have linked his Bowie cover “Life on Mars” above.