Djavan at Fillmore Miami Beach October 29

On this year's jazz-inflected album Ária, Brazilian singer-songwriter Djavan recorded a collection of covers that have inspired him over the years. He reinvents songs such as Caetano Veloso's "Oração ao Tempo," Bert Howard's "Fly Me to the Moon," and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Brigas Nunca Mais" alongside several obscure gems by Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, and others. But rather than use his standard eight-piece band, Djavan chose arrangements that required sparse instrumentation, giving each tune a more intimate feel.

For his stop in South Florida, the 61-year-old singer is unlikely to concentrate on material from Ária because expat Brazilian fans aren't likely to be familiar with his most recent efforts. But he will play with the same band that helped him record the disc: Torcuato Mariano on electric guitar, André Vasconcellos on bass, and Marcos Suzano on percussion. So expect pared-down renditions of classics from his repertoire as well as a few better-known selections from the new disc such as Gilberto Gil's "Palco."

 
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