Advisory panellist: Seu Jorge

The Rio de Janeiro favelas, Seu Jorge gained his nickname - short for Senhor Jorge - when he joined the music group Farofa Carioca
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Born Jorge Mário da Silva and raised in the Rio de Janeiro favelas, Seu Jorge gained his nickname - short for Senhor Jorge - when he joined the music group Farofa Carioca, but it wasn't until he released his solo album in 2001 and played his breakthrough role as Mané Galinha (Knockout Ned) in City of God the following year that his career began to spiral. His new album, Almaz, marks a shift away from the modern take on samba for which he is best known. Released in the US later this month, it features a collection of covers of musicians he admires, from Michael Jackson to Kraftwerk.

Jorge is giving Wallpaper* readers an exclusive preview of one of the new album's tracks. Check back soon to hear it here first.

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms