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Seu Jorge (b. July 8 1970) is a Brazilian musician, composer, and actor. Born Jorge MÃ¡rio da Silva, he was raised in a favela in the city of Belford Roxo in the Baixada Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro state. His fans consider him a renewer of Brazilian samba-style pop. He credits his influences as the samba school EstaÃ§Ã£o Primeira de Mangueira, composers Nelson Cavaquinho and Zeca Pagodinho, along with footballer RomÃ¡rio and American soul singer Stevie Wonder.
As a singer, Seu Jorge ("Mr Jorge") was part of the band Farofa Carioca, composing most of the songs of their debut album Moro no Brasil - 1998 and has released two albums. In 2001 he released Samba Esporte Fino, a pop album influenced by the likes of Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Milton Nascimento. It was released outside Brazil under the name Carolina in 2003. His second album, the critically acclaimed Cru ("Raw"), was released in 2005.