João Selva | © JP Gimenez
JP Gimenez

João Selva

Brazilian Soul Tropicalia
Brasil

Son of a pastor from Ipanema, the Carioca João Selva is "one of the best ambassadors of Brazilian music" according to France Culture. But that's not all... his musical universe, full of sunshine and abundance, spans a wide range of musical influences: from Angolan semba to Cape Verdean funaná, from Caribbean zouk to Congolese rumba - João Selva's music channels the musical pulse of the Black Atlantic. In the purest (im)Brazilian tradition, he also digests the contribution of North American music and freely incorporates elements from elsewhere into the irresistible rhythms of Brazil. The result is an invigorating machine for dancing and dreaming, updating the tropical revolution of the 70s with a turbulent mix of samba, soul, jazz and funk.

Videos

Devagar @ Roue Waroch Festival (mars 2024)
Devagar @ Roue Waroch Festival (mars 2024)
Navegar (Official Live Opéra de Lyon)
Navegar (Official Live Opéra de Lyon)
Passarinho - Live Session @ La Ciergerie
Passarinho - Live Session @ La Ciergerie
Seu Carnaval - Live Session @ La Ciergerie
Seu Carnaval - Live Session @ La Ciergerie
Cantar Cantar
Cantar Cantar
Passarinho
Passarinho
Devagar
Devagar
Navegar
Navegar
Cade Voce
Cade Voce
Live Session @ Au Fil des Voix (2021)
Live Session @ Au Fil des Voix (2021)

Photos

Upcoming concerts

01 Jun 2024

Maromme (76) Festival D'La Samba Dans Les Épinards

João Selva
20 Jun 2024

Grimaud (83) Prairies de la Mer

João Selva
21 Jun 2024

Oullins Pierre-Bénite (69) Fête de la Musique

João Selva
22 Jun 2024

Grenoble (38) La Guinguette Electrique

João Selva
24 Jun 2024

Vienne (38) Jazz à Vienne // Jeune Public

João Selva
25 Jun 2024

Vienne (38) Jazz à Vienne // Jeune Public

João Selva
28 Jun 2024

Avoine (37) Festival Avoine Zone Groove

João Selva
05 Jul 2024

St Péray (07) Crussol Festival

João Selva
06 Jul 2024

Carpentras (84) Les Guinguettes de l'Auzon

João Selva
12 Jul 2024

Vence (06) Festival Nuits du Sud

João Selva
19 Jul 2024

Chanac (48) Détours du Monde

João Selva
20 Jul 2024

Chanac (48) Détours du Monde

João Selva
08 Aug 2024

Bordeaux (33) Guinguette Chez Alriq

João Selva
09 Aug 2024

Les Sables d'Olonne (85) Les Concerts Sablais

João Selva
27 Aug 2024

Besançon (25) Les Mardis des Rives

João Selva

Archived concerts

17 May 2024

Nanterre (92) Maison de la Musique

João Selva
11 May 2024

Lille (59) Gare St Sauveur

João Selva
27 Apr 2024

Fontainebleau (77) Sam Sam Festival

João Selva
30 Mar 2024

Puiseux en France (95) Festival PassWorld

João Selva
29 Mar 2024

St Etienne (42) Le Fil

João Selva
28 Mar 2024

Irigny (69) Le Sémaphore

João Selva
02 Mar 2024

Plescop (56) Festival Roue Waroch

João Selva
09 Feb 2024

Le Mans (72) Les Saulnières / Superforma

João Selva
08 Feb 2024

Massy (91) Paul B

João Selva
12 Jan 2024

Paris (75) Le Café de la Danse

João Selva
16 Nov 2023

Frankfurt an Oder (DE) TransVOCALE Festival

João Selva
05 Nov 2023

Brighton (GB) Alphabet

João Selva
04 Nov 2023

Falmouth (GB) The Cornish Bank

João Selva
03 Nov 2023

Bristol (BS) The Jam Jar

João Selva
02 Nov 2023

London (GB) Paper Dress Vintage

João Selva
27 Oct 2023

Lyon (69) Opéra Underground

João Selva
26 Oct 2023

Lyon (69) Opéra Underground

João Selva
30 Sep 2023

Pully (CH) City Club

João Selva
22 Sep 2023

Ile de Houat (56) Les Insulaires

João Selva
09 Sep 2023

Kazan (RU) Green Wave Festival

João Selva
26 Aug 2023

Lons le Saunier (39) Festival Chahut dans le Ciel

João Selva
18 Aug 2023

Causse de la Selle (34) La Mixture

João Selva
06 Aug 2023

Crozon (29) Festival du Bout du Monde // COMPLET

João Selva
30 Jul 2023

Vic Fezensac (32) Festival Tempo Latino

João Selva
29 Jul 2023

Vic Fezensac (32) Festival Tempo Latino

João Selva
28 Jul 2023

Vic Fezensac (32) Festival Tempo Latino

João Selva
26 Jul 2023

Chamonix (74) CosmoJazz Festival

João Selva
22 Jul 2023

St Antonin Noble Val (82) Festival Samba Al Pais

João Selva
21 Jul 2023

Le Havre (76) Les Nuits Suspendues

João Selva
18 Jul 2023

Nyon (CH) Paléo Festival

João Selva
14 Jul 2023

Robion (84) Festival de Robion

João Selva
08 Jul 2023

Aix en Provence (13) Zik Zac Festival

João Selva
24 Jun 2023

Bordeaux (33) Fête du Vin

João Selva
17 Jun 2023

Toulouse (31) Festival Rio Loco

João Selva
16 Jun 2023

Riorges (42) Fête de la Musique

João Selva
12 May 2023

Tallin (EE) Tallinn Music Week

João Selva
05 May 2023

Lyon (69) Les Subsistances // Radio Nova

João Selva
11 Apr 2023

Paris (75) New Morning

João Selva
07 Apr 2023

Beausoleil (06) Centre Culturel Prince Jacques

João Selva
29 Mar 2023

Lyon (69) Le Transbordeur

João Selva
23 Mar 2023

Paris (75) New Morning // REPORTÉ

João Selva
20 Oct 2022

Lisbonne (PT) Womex 22 - Coliseu dos Recreios

João Selva