01.25.07 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Claro Hall with Donavon Frankenreiter

I Was There
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Matisyahu sat in for "Get Up, Stand Up." Donavon sat in for "Diamonds On The Inside."

Who Went

  • Sara Pinto's picture
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  • feborges's picture

Comments/Reviews

Antonio.Nakasato's picture
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Best show ever! But I hope tonights show in SP will be better!!! ;-)

mariliapretinha56572's picture

THANK YOU ... (((BEN HARPERFECT)))FOR THE BEST CONCERT OF MY LIFE!!!
Lov.U.Ever!

anonymous's picture

BEN AMEII SUA APRESENTACAO NO VIA FUNCHA EM SAO PAULO DIA 22/01.NA VERDADE FAZ ANOS QUE CONHECO SUAS MUSICAS,E NOSSA EU PENSAVA QUANDO SERA QUE VOCE IRIA VIR PARA O BRASIL,E GRACAS A DEUS PUDE ESCUTAR SUAS MUSICAS E TE VER DE PERTINHO!
FOI MARAVILHOSO ESCUTAR "WAITING FOR YOU" E "MORNING YEARNING" DE OLHOS FECHADOS,SUAS LETRAS SAO TOCANTES E EXPRESSA SENTIMENTOS TAO PUROS E TAO FORTES AO MESMO TEMPO!!
"SEXUALING HEALING" NA SUA VOZ TEM UM SOM GOSTOSO, E PUDE PRESENCIAR ESSE ESPETACULO JUNTO A PESSOA QUE AMO.VAI FICAR SEM DUVIDA NA MINHA MEMORIA!!
QUANDO VOCE TOCA E COM A ALMA POR ISSO E O QUE E!!!
DONAVON TAMBEM ARREBENTOU LEVANDO SUA VIBE PARA GALERA!
BEN AND THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS SAO UNICOS E GRANDE MUSICOS!!
AMEIIII POR VOCE NAO TER EXCLUIDO O BRASIL DE SEU TOUR!!
I AM BLESSED TO BE A WITNESS!!!
PLEASE COME BACK SOON AS POSSIBLE!!

maria_leticia50757's picture

Thanks for the wonderful, fantastic, amazing concert! Please, don't forget about us here, come back soon!! Don't take too long! We're already waiting!!! Once more, thanks a lot for the concert and your music.

ulygam80954's picture

Ben and Innocnets...sorry but i have to talk in protuguese for express what your music and you makes me fell.
But before than anything have i need too say : THANK YOU!

A noite de 25-01-2007 por afirmar foi um das mais incriveis e marcantes da minha vida.Sinceramente espero poder assistir a um show de vcs ha mtos anos mas nunca imaginei que acontecesse tao rapido e no meu Pais e na minha cidade! Tenho todos seus cds ...ouco eles ha mtos anos e nunca me canso. Por esse motivo a minha expectativa para o show era enorme e mesmo assim vcs conseguiram supera-la nao so uma vez mas varias vezes durante o show. E impressionante como voce e sua musica conseguem transpor todas as barreiras e tocar no coracao. Dizer que foi perfeito seria injustica ..foi algo sublime ..magico!
Assim so tenho a lhe agradecer por todos esses sentimentos bonsnoite que vc sempre me proporciona e essa noite magica! Thanks a lot !!! God bless you !! ... and i always believe in a better way , because pleople like you! Thanks!

neubebrigagao51712's picture

Ja fazem alguns anos que escutei uma musica do Ben Harper em programa chamado lado B na MTV. Na epoca paguei uma pequena fortuna por um cd importado pois ainda nao se achava nada dele no Brasil. Pois bem, passados muitos anos o cara continua atirando p/ matar. Fico feliz de ver que sua musica saiu do confinamento do underground para iluminar a todos (quem sabe ele consegue trazer uns playboys p/ o lado negro da forca..).
Tive a felicidade de ve-lo no free jazz e a gora e vejo que sua confianca ao vivo (apesar da timidez) aumentou muito, com certeza por experiencias como a que vc teve com o blind boys..
Um dos melhores shows que ja vi. Simplesmente Fantastico (da proxima vez nao demore tanto a se comunicar com o publico, a galera sempre fica feliz qdo escuta um boa noite)
Vida longa p/ vc e sua musica!!!!

ju.m.oliveira31193's picture

Eoeo, Ben Harper e tricolor!!!

brunosantos8193211's picture

Your music is wonderfull and i hope you be back soon. We love you and your music. Thanks for the blessed moments in Rio.

Bruno

aminvictor@gmail.com's picture

Congratulations for the all concerts in Brazil.
Florianopolis love your song.Come back here
other times BHIC.
I BELIEVE IN A BETTER WAY...

13mar102's picture

Ben Harper, voce e meu artista favorito. Tenho todos os seus discos e sinceramente acho sua musica puro amor e transcendencia. Eu estava esperando por esse show faz alguns anos (infelizmente nao pude ir no show de 98). Mas o que eu vi no show foi uma seguencia de erros e falta de quimica entre voce e sua banda. Chegou a ser constrangedor ver voce constrangido no palco a ponto de no fim do show praticamente pedir desculpas. Mas valou por perceber que voce e diferenciado ate mesmo para ver quando as coisas nao vao bem. Quando voce largou o microfone e cantou a plenos pulmoes - em resposta as pequenas vaias que se ouviam do publico -foi realmente tocante.
Que Deus abencoe voce e sua maravilhosa musica.
Marcelo (Rio de Janeiro)

dedeco_rm62860's picture

I never thought that I would see you and Matisyahu together onthe stage... You two are like kings. When you sang without the mic... OHHHHH! That was wicked!!
Congratulations, it was a huge entertainment!

Peace!

carinawy78302's picture

Ben, thanks for this magic moment. God bless you!! I love you.

berenice_barra56267's picture

I will NEVER forget those 3 hours on a thursday night...Thank you! It was worth the wait.

bruno.niemeyer71592's picture

O melhor show q ja vi na minha vida ... o final entao ... aquela sequencia .... com Donavon ... e de repente no cover do Bob Marley surge Matisyahu !!!! Parabens tb pro resto da banda q fez um show a parte !!!! abracos e sucesso !!!!

lucas_antonioli19249's picture

sem palavras ouvir WALK AWAY ao vivo! ate agora qdo vejo algo do show me arrepio!!!
esse e o cara!!!!!!!!!!!

bidunovembro60764's picture

Nao tenho palavras para explicar o que o som de Ben Harper causa nas pessoas, acho que e porque ele canta com a alma, da pra sentir a energia em sua voz, da pra sentir sua indiguinacao nos solos de guitarra, simplismente tudo que gostariamos de falar para os grandes que nao nos dao ouvidos, entao e so cantar!!! Obrigada!!!!!!

blueser's picture

The show in Rio was truly amazing, from every angle you look at it. The opening show by Donavon Frankenreiter was excellent, the set list was awesome, performances were truly passionate, the band was amazing and, above all, Ben Harper is not only a remarkable musician but also a great human being.

It was very appropriate to watch the awesome interpretation of "Get Up, Stand Up" with a giant Brazilian flag displayed on the background. We really need to get up and stand up for our rights, our politicians have been playing us fools for too long already. Score one more point to Mr. Harper for reminding us of that.

It was also very pleasing to see to Ben showing such great respect for a foreign audience by asking us to "accept his humble apologies for not speaking Portuguese", this is something you don't see everyday coming from a foreign artist.

I feel blessed I had the chance to be there and experience such an unforgettable evening. Ben, please come back here more often.

marcelle54899's picture

I got out the show really believing that I can change the world with my own two hands!

Ben Harper is blessed!! And Nelson rocks too!! Nelson sending kisses to the audience during "Steal my kisses" was awesome!

Thank You is all that I can say!

vedaa472653's picture

Muito muito bom...
Absolutamente Sem palavras!!!
Esse e o cara, com as musicas certas, nas horas certas, com sentimentos a flor da pele...
Obrigada pela visita

o_eleo2245851's picture

Man i am hypnotized until now, it was the best show in my life, i can live 100 years and i won't watch what i watch last thursday. i only have a sentence:

I AM BLESSED TO BE A WITNESS

juju_ca96476's picture

There are simply no words to descbride or even to review the concert. It was a devastating performance compared to all others i've been. BEST CONCERT IN MY LIFE. He made me even more in love with his person and music.
He made people feel what he feels with music!!! All the mix ups with he new album songs and the classic old ones such as walk away and blessed to be a witness were unbelievabe !!
and VERY SPECIAL CONGRATS ON THE VOCAL AND LAP GUITAR SOLOS !!!
IT WAS B-E-A-UTIFUL !!
This concert was jaw breaking not only to the fans but whoever went there because of 2 songs they've heard on ben harper.
It was certainly a night I won't ever forget

naoexistecolher25869's picture

So tenho uma coisa a dizer: Ben Harper e ROCK N ROLL!!! Solos de guitarra bem sujos pra deixar a playboyzada que so conhece Diamonds e Sexual Healing, sem entender nada! Virtuose total!
E cantar sem o microfone... Eu tava la em cima no camarote e entendia o cara...muito foda! Pena que algumas pessoas nao entenderam a ideia dele e nao ouviram o que ele tinha pra dizer naquele momento...
Enfim, o cara canta aquilo que acredita e acredita naquilo que canta!
"MAKE A BETTER PLACE!"

innocent's picture

Obrigado BHIC o show foi um ABSURDO de BOM !!!!! , Eu ja vi muitos shows do Ben Harper , porem este do Rio de Janeiro ontem foi especial , foi quebrado todos os protocolos de shows do Ben Harper , que normalmente faz shows certinhos sem muito solos de guitarra e deixando a desejar nas musicas pesadas , porem ontem foi sensacional um setlist muito equilibrado com varias musicas pesadas , com um show de solos do Ben na sua famosa weissenborn e asher ,arranjos novos muito bem trabalhados que prolongavam as musicas e ao mesmo tempo quebrava o ritimo da musica original .
Os arranjos de Black Rain quebrando a musica e entrando juan nelson com um funk e solando durante uns 7 minutos , sensacional !!!!please don't talk about murder while i'm eating , entrando novamente Juan Nelson cantando!!! , sensacional !!!! .
Um absurdo o novo arranjo de with my own two hands , sem comentarios!!! .
where could I go , na segunda estrofe cantada por Ben na goela , sem microfone , animal!!!!!.
Os playboys ja estavam preocupados ,pois Ben Harper estava demorando a tocar steal my kisses , burn one down e diamonds on the inside e foram estas as musicas mais conhecidas pelo pessoal que conhece a banda superficialmente que foram tocadas , o resto foi para os fas de anos da banda , um setlist que deixou no chinelo os shows de porto alegre , floripa e sao paulo .
Eu so vejo as pessoas comentando da musica diamonds on the inside , quem dera ele nao tivesse tocado , poderia ter colocado fight for your mind que seria uma melhor escolha , mas para os play nao chorarem ele tocou diamonds on the inside , nao que nao seja uma boa musica mas existem outras bem melhores .
Obrigado por se preocupar com os fas .
Obrigado por ter tocado :
Ground on Down
Superstition
Server Your Soul
Burn to Shine
Forgiven
Black Rain
Please don't talk about muder while i'm eating
Amen Omen
Roses from my friends
Better Way
Whre Could I go entre outras

The best of the Best .
I can't believed , I saw many shows of BHIC , but yesterday was The best .
They played for the fans , very long musics , many guitar solo ,the music arrangement amazing , and the incredible setlist for the fans :
Ground on Down
Superstition
Server Your Soul
Burn to Shine
Forgiven
Black Rain
Please don't talk about muder while i'm eating
Amen Omen and others.

ju.m.oliveira31193's picture

Thank you guys for that amazing show in Rio. it was one of the happyest moments of my life.Ill never forget that night, and i cant hardly wait for the next time.Brazil loves Ben Harper and the Inocent Criminals

evolduff97391's picture

The show was amazing, awesome... I dont have words to describe the power of the vibrations and feelings of that espetacular presentation. Was a gift to our country, to our people, to all of brazilian fans. Thank You Ben, Donavon, the bands, the crew.
Peace, love, good vibrations and a lot of surf, Jah Blessings and good music to all.

anonymous's picture

The show was amazing. A wonderfull experience which transcend soul and art.

Everything was perfect as I mentioned before (in a previous post). BHIC blows away. They really kick ass...

Frankenreiter was a great surprise... I now his work and like it. But alive is much better than in record... a blues-man, plenty of soul. In fact his new record (Move by Yorself) is superior than the previous one and the show was amazing.

Just a point makes me feel bad: Paula Toller and Israel... C mon they don t have 10 of soul to be there. Those pop Sax solos... those vocals with irritanting vibratos...
Brazilian public reacts well to famous faces but friendship is the only explanation to have those guys there.
I respect this but come on, let s look for more than famous faces, let s look for music, soul and art!

Cheers

thalles_mont91565's picture

No words man...BHIC ,Donavon and Matisyahu too!...Jah Bless you forever!!!

punk_ballad's picture

hi everyone,

i'm new to the forum, but i had to bear witness of the transcendent event i took part in last night, when i saw Ben Harper and Donavon Frankenreiter play in Rio. yes, i've been a somewhat distant admirer since "Excuse me Mr.", i got the album "Diamonds On The Inside", i was thrilled when Ben sang with Pearl Jam at the Madson Square Garden in 2003 (PJ's "Indifference" and "With my own two hands" as a tag for PJ's Daughter), i was aware that my favorite song was "She's only happy in the Sun". ok. but nothing could have prepared me for what i was about to experience.

Donavon played first and i was blown away the man goes way beyond "Free": an amazing blues/soulman, great guitar player, beautiful voice. and a kind of gentleness, of modesty, like he felt a little awkward for being literally acclaimed by the crowd, like "you know, man, that's just these things i play". i don't know, that's what i felt. i became an instant fan. one hour was not enough.

worthy of note was the preformance of guests, two members of a famous brazilian rock band, Kid Abelha: Paula Toller (vocals) and George Israel (sax)

when Ben came on stage, the first thing that struck me was his seriousness. what could be perceived at first as some lack of interaction with the crowd, later on revealed itself as a profound respect for the music and this genuine spiritual way of addressing a song, like each one of them was something sacred. for about three hours, give and take, Ben and the Innocent Criminals just pushed the boundaries of what is considered a "jam". the man is really a monster of the slide. every song comes from somewhere deep inside of him, he sings with his body, hisherat and soul. the show ended and nobody in the audience left. after what seemed too long, Ben came back for the encore. he played two accoustics, just him and the guitar, this halo of light around him. 8000 people singing along. really, no-one wanted to leave. the band came back and all of a sudden Ben was literally preaching to the crowd! he left the mic, went to the edge of the stage and with only the power of his voice he sang. the band playing really low. the crowd willing to scream and he asking for silence. and he kept singing. i can tell, the man had the Holy Spirit in him. unbelievable. the higlights were "Get up, Stand up", with a brazilian flag on the back wall of the stage and "Diamonds on the inside", with Donavon singing together.

after that, the band remained on stage and Ben said some words of thank you. i could tell that the experience had been as intense for him as it had been for me. he said sorry for not speaking our language, said that he would try to express how grateful he was. he said "you're the soul of the soul". he was amazed by the way "we played so many different things and you just went along", his hand moving like a wave. then they all held a brazilian flag together. they were really happy. the bass player was the happier, because people just loved him, his playing and his beautiful voice, and they kept calling him "Tim Maia", a famous and really missed brazilian musician.

i was in awe last night and have been in this state of joy ever since. i feel like i had one of those rare moments when you realise you just took one step ahead into becoming yourself. and for that i'm forever grateful.

fabio.daudenhove19194's picture

I have no words to describe what was yesterday's concert. Music is indeed soul and it was a really moving night. I wanted to say something nice, but I can't, I'm speechless.
But I do have a tiny request, please come back more often. Eight years intervals are too big.

anonymous's picture

AWESOME! BHIC shows its really a complete sensorial experience. As Harper said, his music is "Soul"... and I can say that were blessed to have the opportunity to see you alive and so inspired.
Hey Guys, keep doing this great work to music, to culture and to the world.
Please, include Brazil in every tour from now on.

renataacunha74259's picture

i was blessed to be a witness!!!
it was great!!!

hope to see your face again soon! :)

beijos!
renata, rj

brunodoming26315's picture

Thanks for the concert BHIC. I can guarantee that my life yesterday in some way moved, I will never forget. It only lacked Glory and Consequence But it does not have problem, the show was perfect.
As Ben Harper it spoke in the show, the musica makes ways for the auditorium and can have certainty that yesterday these ways were illuminated. Congratulations and Success.

anonymous's picture

Man, YOU have diamonds on the inside! And I saw, yesterday, all of them exploding! I could feel little pieces touching my head, my heart and my soul. Foda, foda, foda!!!! Thats music! Hope you come back soon... and take care with the roads.
Zeca Blak
Niteroi - RJ

anonymous's picture

thanks bh and ic...floripa was beautiful...sp was amazing...thanks...please come back...

rodrigoeramos20431's picture

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro BHIC..

Please play "Gold to me" and "Two Hands of a Prayer" at Rio!

Thanks!

Rodrigo.

mnbiccas67153's picture

One ideas fot the set : Heart of Gold, By my side and Please Bleed . Would be great !
Thanks for coming !!!!!

fernandinho_mc43485's picture

Play "Amen Omen" and "Please Bleed"!!!
I'm so excited to the show!!! were waiting for this moment for a long time!!!

leofb2397061's picture

Hi... Please play "Jah Work" at Rio de Janeiro!

Thanks a lot!

Leonardo.