Sahuleka Top 10 on I Tunes March 2008
sleep away ythe night
2 Jangan kau menangis
make my world so colourful
in Jakarta ( Live in Jakarta )
5 Dibawah sinar bulan purnama
6 I adore you
8 Home again
and Ursa ( Live in Jakarta )
Impressions of the LIVE DVD
adore you Don't sleep away the night
Autumn Judy and more lovely
unique Live Concert DVD "If
I Didn't" at firstname.lastname@example.org
download your choice out of 122 Sahuleka tracks on I Tunes
beautiful unreleased material, instrumentals and nostalgia lovesongs.
Daniels succes at Javajazz 2006 on Youtube
For this TV report click
FAQ Frequent asked questions
Q. Why does Daniel not perform so much?
A. You know that Daniel is a composer and spends most of
his time composing and creating.
He has recorded for his fans a DVD so you can watch
him singing and playing
his social and love songs.
Watch some of these live dvd impressions
Q. If I send a
message I do not get an answer from Daniel but
A. Daniel likes to answer all these nice
emails or letters, but is most of the time
involved with his music. He is very sorry for that.
Q. Is there a fanclub?
A. No there is no fanclub.
Q. Does Daniel do besides his concerts also
social projects or charity?
A. A Few times a year he is doing some social projects f.e. for the
Programme and for The World Broadcasting
Service ( Radio Nederland Wereldomroep).
The Dark &
Light Blindcare Foundation click
And sometimes Daniel is performing for blind
and deaf child'ren.
and teaching poor street
musicians for mental support.
Daniel is supporting the 100 villages program
for the Moluccas and help banning poverty.
Q. When can I book Daniel for a performing?
A. If you have a serious request and you want
to invite Daniel to perform solo acoustic
in your Theatre, you can address to this
But transparancy is highly
Some reviews of
Audiences don't sleep away Daniel Sahuleka
don't sleep away the nightلا ينامون
Features - May 12, 2007
Nauval Yazid, Contributor, Jakarta Post
Looking at the man onstage sporting a black
tank-top and a pair of washed denims revealing
his bare feet, one needs a constant reminder
that this musician will turn 57 this year.
But for Indonesian-born Dutch singer Daniel
Sahuleka, the passage of years has left no mark
on him, except a deeper and more soulful voice.
Apparently, his vocal cords are the key to the
longevity of his gigs -- otherwise, he might not
have gone beyond his two timeless hits: 1977's
You Make My World So Colorful and 1978's
Don't Sleep Away the Night.
Yes, as much as we might hate admitting it,
Sahuleka has been silently acknowledged as a
two-hit wonder. The subsequent silence has
largely been filled by a kind of unanimous pride
at seeing someone with Indonesian heritage
making a name overseas. Whether this achievement
was made in the past or present does not seem
What matters most for Sahuleka's fervent fans is
his inimitable presence as seen in his trademark
long curly hair -- something to cherish while it
And if anything, his brief gigs on May 5 and May
7 at the Erasmus Huis in South Jakarta showed
that Sahuleka chose the right way to be a stage
star -- by simply letting his vocal skills do
No doubt that most of the audience in the hall
had no idea of Sahuleka's other works aside from
the aforementioned two.
The musician also did not bother to reveal much
about his other repertoire, ranging from the
lesser known to the unknown -- perhaps because
he knew that his fans had come for the sake of
seeing him reclaim the youth of his 30s, when
the two songs became hits throughout Europe and
Asia. Back then, Sahuleka still wore his hair in
an undistinguished short cut a la Eddy Silitonga,
an Indonesian crooner of the 1970s.
Sahuleka seemed content to play for himself,
letting out his emotions freely without being
afraid of not getting any applause. Of course,
he need not have worried about this, since the
audience of mostly 30- to 40-somethings were
almost sure to be polite and appreciative,
albeit somewhat predictably.
Light applause followed the opening song, If
I Didn't, taken from his latest album,
released in 2006. Without any other musical
accompaniment other than his guitar, Sahuleka
was able to bring out the natural, upbeat tone
of the song to lift the mood in the hall.
Other songs followed, and while these would be
interesting to listen to as recordings they felt
like fillers until the singer reached another
emotional pinnacle: Must You Go Away. It
would have been another passable song had
Sahuleka not revealed that the song reflected
"how I felt when my mother passed away".
Some audiences went "ooh", while others seemed
to go numb. But the awkwardness was evident when
Sahuleka, obviously trying to hold up, asked if
anyone had ever felt the same loss as he had.
It was, indeed, a weird conversation starter.
But it was more than obvious that Sahuleka was
no great talker on stage by any means. This was
partly due to his juggling English and Bahasa
Indonesia, and partly because he did not bother
with small talk. Or maybe both.
And when some of the audience began requesting
Don't Sleep Away the Night, he
"confronted" them in Indonesian: "I'm so tired
of being asked to sing that song everywhere! And
I certainly don't want to put you to sleep
Hilarious laughter followed, and his fans were
willing to wait just a little longer until he
finally started belting out You Make My World
So Colorful. The infectious melody and
spot-on lyrics prompted the audience to clap
during the chorus and sing every word of it
while swaying slightly.
It suddenly felt like one was on the nostalgic
TV show Tembang Kenangan (Melody memory),
rather than at an acoustic guitar concert.
This jovial, old-fashioned style of watching a
concert continued with the long-waited Don't
Sleep Away, played in a finale in which
Sahuleka was willingly relegated as a mere
guitar accompanist to the singing audience. The
result was exactly like state station TVRI's
music shows in the 1980s, with standing ovation
and no one yelling "Encore".
Yet, as the song lingered in the mind long after
the last notes had faded, it was hard not to
appreciate what Daniel Sahuleka and his
contemporaries had given us: pure music that
seemed to come from the heart.
Their music was created without any electronic
arrangements, and it is a music we listened when
our attention wasn't divided by beeping sms's
and other electronic messages.
While the less than 90-minute gig was hardly
outstanding when compared to today's glamorized
shows, for one rare night Sahuleka brought back
the good old times of good old music with his
deep vocals, and nothing else seemed to matter.
INDONESIA Selasa, 08 Mei 2007 10:01 WIB
Daniel Sahuleka Puaskan Kerinduan
JAKARTA--MIOL: Penampilan Daniel Sahuleka,
57, dalam konser di Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Senin
(7/5) malam, memuaskan kerinduan para
penggemarnya yang tak hanya datang dari Jakarta,
tapi juga dari berbagai kota di Tanah Air.
Anda dapat membaca selengkapnya
Copyright � 2007 Media Indonesia Online. All
Daniel Sahuleka Presents Latest Album
If I Didn't
enthusiastic response at his concert during
Java Jazz Festival 2006, Indonesian-born
singer Daniel Sahuleka presents his latest
album If I Didn�t in Indonesia and
Singapore. The album is a
special presentation of his megahit songs
including Don�t Sleep Away The Night,
You Make My World So Colorful to more
recent songs The Sunflight,
If I Didn�t, Must You Go Away, I Adore
You and Indonesian songs Tiada Lagi
Cinta, Anak Kecil. The
album is sure to attract the fans� attention,
with the album available in Collector�s
Edition of CD and DVD bonus featuring his
entire live acoustic concert held recently in
the Netherlands. The
concert DVD of 16 songs offers something for
everyone while today�s generation will surely
enjoy the CD album.
December 6, 1950 in Semarang, Indonesia,
Daniel Sahuleka and his parents moved to the
Netherlands after his birth.
Daniels father, an Ambonese, was born
in Saparua but raised while his mother Juarsi
Mohanab, a Sundanese-Chinese, was born in
If I DIdn't
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is one of the Indonesian proud in
International Level,. Daniel
Sahuleka brought us a trully colourful
music experience including �You make
world so colourful�, �Don�t Sleep Away
the Night� till his newest single "if
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As a young child, Daniel
started playing guitar and his love of guitar
remained with him well into his teenage years.
After discovering his potential for
composing, he offered several of his songs to
a music company, beginning with his first
contract at Polydor Records in 1975.
His first album Sahuleka �1 was
released in 1977 in Europe, with his hit
single You Make My World So Colourful
becoming a major success.
His second album Sahuleka �2
followed in 1978 and Daniel became known in
Indonesia two years later.
Music lovers in Indonesia grew to love the
songs You Make My World So Colourful
and Don�t Sleep Away the Night, with
the latter song becoming a number one hit in
Although Daniel is a Dutch
citizen, he never forgot his homeland,
Indonesia and fans continue to adore and
admire him throughout the archipelago.
In an age when most musicians retire,
Daniel shows no signs of slowing down as he
continues to spread the message of love, peace
and harmony through his songs, particularly
his album If I Didn�t.
Daniel continues to receive
invitations to sing at concerts for his fans
in Indonesia, radio and television appearances
in Europe. Shortly after
his concert performance at Java Jazz 2006, the
mayor of Jakarta Sutiyoso awarded Daniel with
the honor of Tourism Ambassador of Jakarta and
he became Citizen of Honour of
during his second performance at JJF 2006.
Talented artist and citizen of
the world, Daniel Sahuleka is ready to
surprise his fans again with his latest album
If I Didn�t in an already successful music
career that spans over 25 years. With the
release of this new album, the year 2007 is
going to be another big year for Daniel.
Pria Ambon Populer di Mancanegara
musisi jazz berdarah Ambon, Daniel Sahuleka
tak hanya dikenal di Indonesia. Namanya makin
popular di dunia internasional setelah ia
meniti karirnya di negeri Kincir Angin,
Belanda. Maka tak heran jika selama dua dekade
ini, ia telah menjadi ikon musisi terbaik,
simbol kebangkitan musik berwarna damai dan
harmoni di Asia dan Eropa. Bahkan sejak lagu
You Make My World So Colorful menjadi
lagu kegemaran masyarakat di kedua kontinen
itu di akhir era 1970-an.
Meski demikian, pria
kelahiran Semarang ini tetap tampil sebagai
sebagai penyanyi yang sederhana dan sangat
ramah, jauh dari kesan sebagai orang terkenal.
Bahkan Daniel sendiri tak bisa melupakan tanah
kelahirannya dan ini tercermin dari
lagu-lagunya yang berbahasa Indonesia, seperti
Semarang dan Jakarta kerap
dibawakan saat ia manggung.
Sebagai musisi dengan
idealisme tinggi, Daniel yang beristrikan
warga kulit putih Alice Sahuleka, senantiasa
menyisipkan pesan-pesan moral dan filosofi
hidup yang perlu dimiliki setiap orang. Itu
tergambar dari hampir semua lirik karyanya.
Lagu What's All About dan Anak Kecil
adalah diantara lagu-lagu bernuansa filsafat
kehidupan dengan penekanan pada kedamaian dan
kepedulian sesama manusia.
Tak hanya itu,
perhatiannya kepada kehidupan sosial
masyarakat pun sangat tinggi. Salah satunya
dalam bentuk dukungan donasi pembiayaan
operasi mata bagi penderita katarak di tanah
air melalui program Dark & Light Blind Care.
Kepedulian lainnya adalah
perkembangan terhadap pelestarian lingkungan
hidup, khususnya hutan dan penghuni hutan.
Kegusarannya terlihat jelas saat dia
mengungkapkan keprihatinan atas penebangan
liar, perambahan hutan terus-menerus oleh
perusahaan kayu maupun masyarakat luas.
Bicara soal album, pertama
kali ia merilis debut albumnya bertajuk
Sahuleka-1 pada tahun 1977 di Eropa dengan
single andalannya berjudul You Make My
World So Colorful. Album keduanya,
Sahuleka-2 yang dirilis pada tahun 1978
dengan single berjudul Don't Sleep Away the
Night. Dan pada tahun 2007, Daniel merilis
album If I Didn't termasuk di Indonesia
dengan bonus DVD saat ia live concert.(06)
Sahuleka at Jakarta �s 479th
Facilitated by Jakarta International Java
Jazz Festival organizer with the support
of KLM and PD Pasar Jaya,
singer-musician Daniel Sahuleka became
the guest star at the recent Jakarta�s 479th
anniversary reception hosted by Governor
The under-the-sky event held at Monas Monument
park - attended by government leadership
officials, foreign ambassadors and hundreds of
Jakarta VIPs - featured live cultural
performances and highlights of the capital
city development presented audio-visually on
giant screens installed in the park. Colorful
fireworks, laser and dancing water fountain
attractions added to the night hype, but
Sahuleka�s show at the end of the program was
undoubtedly the climax.
While playing his acoustic guitar, Sahuleka
started by singing �My
wishing the Jakarta audience a happy birthday,
and continued with one of his most popular
songs here, �You make my world so colorful�.
He then handed his newly released DVD, �If I
didn�t . . . � to the governor. Governor
Sutiyoso in turn asked Sahuleka to sing his
other widely known song, �Don�t sleep away
this night�, together with the governor ,
who happens to be a long time fan.
That night, Sahuleka was also named
�Jakarta Tourism Ambassador�. �The
assignment (as Jakarta Tourism Ambassador)
means a lot to me, and I am very honored. I
will promote Jakarta to Europeans, especially
in the Netherlands. I hope we can have more
music and cultural exchange between the two
worlds,� Sahuleka said as quoted by Antara
As part of his visit, Sahuleka also performed
with Indonesian musicians at the charity
concert, �Jazz for Yogya� at Taman Mini
Indonesia, and the KLM�s Appreciation Night
for its travel agent partners held at Hilton
Executive Club. Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Mercure Convention Center
participated in sponsoring the artist stay in
Daniel Sahuleka, who was born in Indonesia and
has been living in the Netherlands for a long
time now, is celebrating his 30th
music career this year with new CDs and books
to be released soon. Sahuleka was one of the
international artists performing at the 2nd
Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
in March 2006.
For more info on Jakarta International Java
Jazz Festival 2007, visit
Management Daniel Sahuleka
KVK Hilversum 32044413
full house there.. kindda dissapointed
missed few early songs, but managed to
slipp in stood in front of the sound man,
got the best view of daniel. PIPIKU
MERINDING..... cuz i cant stopped my lips
smiling during his performance. the crowds
went hysteriA! when he sang his hits : you
make my world so colorful & finalle : don't
sleep away this night.... after the last
note hits, all the crowds automatically gave
him standing ovation. and the afterglow
continues while exiting the room, my self &
people around me humming his songs.... and
my PIPI still MERINDING...
Ambonesian singer, Semarang-born
Dutchman.His evergreen songs : you make my
world so colorful & don't sleep away this
night. I'm really blessed to be able to see
his delightful performances on the 2nd
international java jazz festival 2006, as
one of the wonderful-talented performers
among the 2000 others that participate at
the Jakarta convention centre.
Sahuleka performance stole my
attention, and i bet stole others to, as his
fingers danced played the wonderful chords
and his unique voice stunned me a lot. Flows
me to seventh heaven, and made my world
That�s great ! What a great unplugged
performance, Daniel�s magic in the spot !
Really cool !
Looking fwd to talk with you, Federico
Membaca surat balasan kamu, membuat saya
mata...ternyata kamu masih ingat dengan
airmu...Terima kasih Daniel...ternyata kamu
mencintai Indonesia....surat balasan kamu
saya beri tahu
kepada teman-teman dekatku supaya mereka
dapat tahu bahwa
kamu masih cinta dan sayang dengan indonesia...walau
Negeri kita tercinta ini di landa oleh
Dwinanto Hary Purnomo
had Daniel niet meer zien spelen sinds de
release van 'Sunbeam' en ik was weer
erg onder de indruk van zijn aparte
gitaarspel dat hij zo mooi tussen z'n
door weet te vlechten.
Dat hij na al die jaren nog steeds zo gaaf
zingt had ik niet verwacht. Ik zeg niet
veel als ik zeg dat Daniel toch wel ��n
van de meest onderschatte Nederlandse
Maar wat nu een artiest maakt, vraag ik me
soms nog steeds af.
Wie ben ik nou helemaal, maar geloof me, de
DVD is wonderschoon. Mooi camarawerk,
geweldig geluid. Het is alsof Daniel een
concert in je eigen huiskamer geeft.
Helemaal geweldig. Ovation en Ibanez mogen
zich gelukkig prijzen over de wijze waarop
deze meestergitarist zijn gitaren,zijn spel
met zijn stem verenigt. Een streling voor
ogen en oren. Alle singer/songwriters ter
wereld verbaast u over subliem vakmanschap
van Daniel Sahuleka.
Ga niet naar je platenboer, maar bestel de
DVD bij Sunflight, dan kan de man zelf aan
den lijve ondervinden hoezeer we zijn werk
I am a fan of
I've been listening to the most popular his
songs like "Don't sleep away this night" and
"You make my world so colorful". First time
I heard his voice, I fall in love with his
music, his voice... It�s so blended!Listening Daniel
singing a song like he talk to me
personally, very private and personal.I am looking for
his CDs in Jakarta but always disappointed.There is no CD I
find except the last one (I think), it's
compilation of his songs.Could you inform
me where is Daniel' Cds sold in
Thank you for
your such kind help and information.
Ik wil je van harte gelukwensen met het
winnen van je onderscheiding. Een
prachtige bekroning van alles wat je op
muziekaal gebied gedaan hebt tot nu toe en
ook voor het bekend maken van de
Indonesichsche en Molukse muziek en
cultuur in Nederland en daarbuiten!
I would like to purchase above subjected
DVD, as well as several CDs.
please kindly advice the instruction for
purchasing them via internet ( since I am
look forward to hearing from you,
Gewoon even een reactie op je dvd.Maar een woord "geweldig"..echt top.Voor mij muziek wat me werkelijk tot op het
bot raakt,en dat gebeurd niet vaak.
Niets voor mij ook om fanmail te
schrijven,maar nu moest ik wel.Bedankt voor voor de prachtige muziek..De beste dvd in mijn colectie, zo ook vind
mijn dochter van 9 jaar.Heeft dus ook verstand van goede muziek.
Groetjes Rob van de Linden
Graag zou ik bij deze de DVD van Daniel
Sahuleka willen bestellen. Als het tot de
mogelijkheden behoort zou ik hem graag
gesigneerd willen hebben. Ik ben een groot
fan van Daniel en heb hem een aantal maal
zien spelen.De laatste keer in het Pim
Jakobs Theater in Maarssen.
Daniel maakt voor mij deel uit van de
topgitaristen van Nederland en ik wens hem
nog heel veel succes toe!
I would like to order 01 DVD (EXPERIENCE THE
MUSIC) for my collection and was wondering
how to buy it. Please kindly advise how to
By the way, just like your song said..."Hey,
It's good to see you back again", I'm really
glad that you're back to see your fans in
Jakarta on March'06.Just for the record, I already bought a
ticket in Java Jazz Festival just to see
your performance on the 5'th of March'06.If it's not caused you a trouble, we'd like
to meet you at the airport since me and my
wife (both of us are your biggest fans) are
working at the airport, so kindly advise
your flight schedule.
We'll be waiting at the arrival gate and
that would be a great honour for us to meet
Last but not least, Happy 30 year
anniversary of your carrier and may "Tete
Manis" bless you and family.
Regards from Jakarta.
"Hij is de boodschapper van de "ongeziene"
naar de "geziene "wereld.
Udi en Mietji
Goedemorgen lezer "dezes",
Luister altijd naar radio2 en tot mijn GROTE
verrassing en blijdschap hoor ik daar een
interview met Daniel Sahuleka. In de loop
van het programma valt de naam van de
website. Ik had op de pc de radiozender
aanstaan en tikte meteen de site in op
internet. Wat een geluk dat die naam viel!.
Prachtige liederen hoor. Heb meteen de site
bij mijn favorieten gezet want ik bewonder
deze pure man al vanaf het begin van zijn
"loopbaan". Eenvoud blijft het kenmerk van
Geertje van Arum