Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Seu Jorge 'Carolina'


In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo. 

As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some of our favourite releases. Today it's the turn of...

Seu Jorge - Carolina

Seu Jorge is a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor, who starred in City Of God and Life Aquatic.

Born Jorge Mário da Silva, he was raised in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  In 2001 he released Samba Esporte Fino, a samba-pop album influenced by musicians Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. It was released outside Brazil under the name Carolina in 2003.

Seu continues to tour extensively and has become of the biggest exports in Brazilian music during recent years.

Carolina was his first album, co-produced by former Beastie Boy, Mario Caldatto, released on 2-LP and CD. The title track, 'Carolina', features on our 25th anniversary compilation, available here