Tuesday I joined some of my co-workers from the World Resources Institute for the Seu Jorge and Almaz show at the 9:30 Club. It was an excellent concert with Seu Jorge belting out the songs of the latest Almaz album and a few others from here and there. I have to say one of my favorites was his mashup of several famous Brazilian songs.
He doesn’t just sing but interacts with the crowd as well. I was impressed by his English-language skills. After speaking a bit of how Brazil has changed over the years and how the country is moving up in the world, he turns to all the Brazilians in the audience and gives a passionate charge for all of them to return to Brazil – “Pra você brasileiro, volte ao Brasil!” – to take what they’ve learned abroad and apply it to improve the country. It was an excellent concert.
Oh yeah, I got backstage!