10.15.98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museu de Arte Moderna with Dave Matthews Band

I Was There
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BHIC co-headlined with Dave Matthews Band during the Free Jazz Festival.

Al Anderson joined the band for the entire show. On "Oppression/Get Up Stand Up" he played the shaker and for all other songs he played electric guitar.

The concert was broadcast on local TV.

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agrand45338's picture

I was there! That was the first time ive seen a BH concert. I start to listen BH in 1995 and in that show in Rio de Janeiro, just a few people went there to see Ben Harper, cause after his concert Dave Matthews' concert.
It was a short concert, but MAGIC! I am really BH fan and i am blassed to saw him again in january 2007 in Rio de Janeiro!

danielsocorro96610's picture

I was there. That was the first time I've ever heard Ben Harper. I was there for Dave Matthews' concert, but when the first notes from Oppression started, all the strenght and simplicity of the song touched my heart. Who's this guy singing and playing with all this emotion, sit with a weird guitar on his legs?, that was my first thought. The set continues with heavier songs, other beautiful poetries and with me completely in love with his music. On the very next week of the show, I ordered his three first albuns and today I just bought There Will Be A Light (another wonderful record) and I'm praying to God that Ben come back and play again in my home town, Rio de Janeiro.