djavan in boston - Sue Auclair Promotions
Sunday, June 8, 2008
DJAVAN IN BOSTON
JUNE 8 AT
A Spectacular Brazilian Artist:
DJAVAN Heads to Boston
and romantic are some of the
adjectives attributed to
Djavan, the renowned singer,
composer and guitarist from
Maseió Brazil. His music
features elaborate melodies,
subtle rhythmic textures and
patterns influenced heavily by
the Brazilian folkloric
tradition as well as by African
The Grammy® award
winning Djavan has unique
vocal and guitar playing skills
but is equally known for his
elegant musical compositions
which have been recorded
widely by American and
Djavan and his band will
perform at The Orpheum
Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place,
Boston on Sunday, June 8 at
7:30 p.m. Tickets at $50. $45,
and $30 are on sale now at the
Orpheum Theatre Box Office,
all Ticketmaster outlets, on
line at www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling
His new CD, Matizes has
just been released in Brazil in
2007 and is about to be
released in the U.S. along with
a new, live DVD.
His band features Max
Viana on guitar, Joao Viana
on drums, Renato Fonseca
on keyboards, Sergio
Carvalho on bass, Walmir
Gil on trumpet, François
Lima on trombone, and
Marcelo Martins on sax.
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Djavan is a spectacular Brazilian composer,
charismatic and passionate singer and guitarist
who has an extensive discography. His
international success has taken him to the
highest-ranking venues worldwide and his songs
have been recorded by American artists such as
Al Jarreau, Carmen McRae and the Manhattan
Transfer. A long list or well-known Brazilian
artists have also recorded his music: Gal Costa,
Paralamas do Sucesso, Ed Motta, Leila
Pinheiro, Chico César, Dori Caymmi, Nana
Caymmi, Rosa Passos, Lenine, Elba Ramalho,
João Bosco, Zélia Duncan, Leny Andrade,
Chico Buarque, Daniela Mercury, Ney
Matogrosso, Dominguinhos, Jane Duboc,
Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Beth
Carvalho, João Donato, Joyce, Johnny Alf and
Som, Dimensão) which covered Beatles'
repertoire. The group performed in every
possible venue for pocket money.
Moving to Rio in 1973, he became acquainted
with Edson Mauro, a fellow statesman who was
Rádio Globo's sports announcer.
presented Djavan to Adelzon Alves, who
introduced him to Som Livre's producer João
Mello. A month later, he was hired by Som
Livre as a singer for soap opera soundtracks. In
this capacity, he would record the songs "Qual
é" (Marcos and Paulo Sérgio Valle) for the soap
opera Ossos do Barão, "Presunçosa" (Antônio
Carlos and Jocafi) for Super Manuela,
"Calmaria e Vendaval" (Toquinho and Vinicius)
for Fogo sobre terra, and "Alegre
Menina" (Dori Caymmi and Jorge Amado) for
Gabriela. He also participated in several hitDjavan had early contact with music through parade records, recording other composers'
his mother. From his musical home songs.
environment, he was well influenced by
northeastern Brazilian folklore, but he only
began to play music at 16, when he took up the Meanwhile, to fatten his meager budget, he
violão as a self-taught instrument. Abandoning worked as a crooner for four years at Number
school, he had to work small jobs. Still in his One and 706 nightclubs, before his
hometown, he formed the group LSD (Luz, breakthrough as a composer. Participating in
at the first
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biography continued . . .
TV Globo's festival Abertura (1975), he won second
place for his song "Abertura." His first record came out
four months later with the songs "E que Deus Ajude,"
"Um Dia," "Rei do Mar," and "Fato Consumado." One
year after, he recorded his first LP, A Voz, o Violão e a
Arte de Djavan, Som Livre, which featured "Fato
Consumando," "E que Deus Ajude," "Pára Raio,"
"Maria Mercedes," "Na Boca do Beco," "Ventos do
Norte," "Magia," "Muito Obrigado," "Maçã do Rosto,"
"Embola Bola," "Quantas Voltas dá o Mundo," and
"Flor de Lis." "Flor de Lis" became a big hit which
endures even today.
These awards were won through popular vote of the
Multishow cable channel’s viewers.
For the recording series Talento Brasileiro, Djavan was
lauded with three Lumiar Songbooks for having had his
songs performed by Gal Costa, Paralamas do Sucesso,
Ed Motta, Cláudio Zolli, Ângela Ro Ro, Leila Pinheiro,
Garganta Profunda, Chico César, Dori Caymmi, Nana
Caymmi, Rosa Passos, Rosana, Orlando Morais, Lenine,
Paulinho Moska, Elba Ramalho, João Bosco, Zélia
Duncan, Cidade Negra, Sandra de Sá, Leny Andrade,
Chico Buarque, Daniela Mercury, Ney Matogrosso,
Dominguinhos, Jane Duboc, Zé Ricardo, Personagens,
A while later, he did a solo show at the 706 nightclub for Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Beth Carvalho, João
three months. He recorded a single arranged by João Donato, Daúde, Joyce, Johnny Alf, Eduardo Dusek, Be
Donato with songs "É hora" and "Romeiros" and left Happy, Fátima Guedes, and Clara Sandroni.
Som Livre for Odeon. He then recorded Djavan (1979),
Alumbramento (1980) and Seduzir (1981). In 1982, he
signed with CBS and recorded Luz in the U.S. This In 2000, Djavan won a Grammy® for Best Brazilian
release was produced by Ronnie Foster, Through CBS Song for "Acelerou" at the first Latin Grammy®
he made contact with Quincy Jones, who acquired the Awards.
publishing rights of many of his songs through Djavan's
own publishing Luanda. Stevie Wonder was a guest star
on that album.
In 1984, he recorded Lilás with production help from
Eric Bulling, whose international sound can be heard on
that album. In the same year, he worked in the film Para
Viver um Grande Amor (Miguel Faria, Jr.). He also
recorded Brazilian Knights and a Lady in 1985, Meu
Lado in 1986, Não é Azul mas é Mar in 1987, and Bird
of Paradise in 1988. In 1989, he recorded Djavan,
accompanied by flamenco guitar player Paco de Lucia
on the track "Oceano," which was included in a major
soap opera. He followed with Puzzle of Hearts in 1990,
Coisa de acender in 1991 which featured a collaboration
with Caetano Veloso on "Linha do Equador" and
Novena in 1994.
In 1996, Djavan recorded Malásia. From this recording,
Tom Jobim's "Correnteza" was included on a prime time
soap opera and in 1998 he recorded Bicho Solto O XIII.
In 1999, he recorded Ao Vivo a double CD which sold
1.2 million copies and garnered him his first Diamond
Record. For this release, he was also awarded three
Multishow prizes: Best CD, Best Show and Best Singer.
Djavan and his band will
perform at The Orpheum Theatre,
1 Hamilton Place, Boston on
Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets at $49. $44, and $31 are
on sale at the Orpheum Theatre
Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, on line at
www.ticketmaster.com or by