Djavan’s 2020 US Tour: It’s been more than a decade since Djavan stepped on to a US concert stage. But that changes in May 2020, when he brings his critically-acclaimed ‘Vesúvio’ tour to six US cities.
It’s been more than a decade since Djavan stepped on to a US concert stage. Far, far too long for his many fans north of the equator.
But all of that changes in May 2020, when the multi-Grammy-winning singer and songwriter brings his critically-acclaimed ‘Vesúvio’ tour to six US cities.
‘Turnê Vesúvio’ is sure to be a destination concert event for the ages, blending fan favorites like ‘Linha do Equador’, ‘Se’, ‘Açai’ and ‘Flor de Liz’ with songs from Djavan’s 2018 album, Vesúvio: ‘Solitude’, ‘Orquídea’ plus the title track.
Djavan’s Earlier Tours
Were you in the audience when Djavan kicked off his earlier US concert tours?
Maybe you were in Los Angeles in 1998 when Brazilian Knights And A Lady was recorded live at Bill Graham’s Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles with Patti Austin, Djavan and Ivan Lins.
Djavan returned to the USA in 2001, but seven years would pass before he stamped his passport to America once again. The date was June 6th, 2008 when he made his debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
Back then, The South Florida Times noted. “Djavan’s musical style comprises intricate harmonies and original melodies that range from romantic ballads to jazz. Some of his winning tracks include a fusion of African rhythms, R&B, and northeastern sounds.”
Now, 12 years later, people are lining up for Djavan’s 2020 US Tour.
Djavan’s Streaming Debut from Vesúvio on The Sounds of Brazil
- You’re invited to listen live to Brazil Back2Back, top on the hour at 11 am, 2 & 5 pm CT on Wednesday, February 5th for another new song from Djavan’s Vesúvio album. Always two of a kind and always two in a row!
Listeners to The Sounds of Brazil’s live stream at Connectbrazil.com enjoy Djavan’s music daily and the song list would make a five-star Greatest Hits collection with hits like ‘Se’, ‘Oracao ao Tempo’, ‘Cigano’, ‘Eu Te Devoro’, ‘Mal de Mim’, ‘Bein’ Cool’, ‘Linha do Equador’ and the eternal ‘Esquinas’ to name just a few fan favorites.
Djavan’s tour bands are also worth noting, because they always feature Brazil’s best musicians. Here are a few names you’re sure to recognize:
Sax and flute players Marcelo Martins and Zé Nogueira, pianist Luiz Avellar, guitarist Torcuato Mariano, percussionists Armando Marçal and Marcos Suzano, along with Djavan’s sons João and Max Viana.
Why We Love Djavan
Perhaps no Brazilian singer has been more accommodating to American jazz fans than Djavan.
His natural Brazilian warmth and a jazzy, swinging spirit have proved to be irresistible to American audiences from his earliest albums.
And once you hear him sing, you’ll never forget it: Djavan’s voice is supple and sharp, his range matches his abilities, and his standout songwriting is fresh and uniquely Brazilian – in English or Portuguese.
Djavan was born into a poor family in Northeastern Brazil and his first band, LSD (Light, Sound, Dimension) was a Beatles cover band.
After heading to Rio in 1973, Djavan became a nightclub singer and began competing in festivals with his own songs in 1976. His unique guitar-playing and melodic voice helped earn attention and he recorded his first album in 1976.
Shows for Djavan’s 2020 US Tour will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats now and worry about the airfare later.