Photography W. Rauwerdink
2017 The webteam of the Daniel Sahuleka Official website, my website, discovered that many lyrics of my songs are on the internet These lyrics are illegal without my permission. Like f.e. my songs Don’t Sleep Away the Night and You Make My World So Colourful. The lyrics are NOT ORIGINAL with many wrong words and mistakes. DO NOT COPY these lyrics because you copy also the mistakes. Thank you so much Daniel.
About Daniel Sahuleka Daniel was always playing music when he got his first guitar from his daddy. He was very inspired by Jimi Hendrix and by Motown and by jazz musicians like Django Reinhardt.
In 1976 Daniel started recording his first record.‘You make my world so colourful’ is Daniels first one. You make My world So Colourful is released in Europe Asia and became an evergreen hit in Asia. This single was followed by many new singels and LP’s (albums) Sahuleka and Sahuleka 2.
In 1980 Don’t sleep away the night is released
The LP Sunbeam , released in 1981 in Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France Japan and the United States.The single of this album “Wake Up “became an enormous success and Daniel was awarded with an Edison, Holland’s most acknowledged music award, for best album in 1982. A rerelease of Sunbeam in Japan was in 2011.
DANIEL SAHULEKA Sunbeam
The single Wake Up, a big hit is now shown on YOUTUBE TOPPOP
In the early eighties, after momentous success and touring with the ‘Daniel Sahuleka Band’ in Europe, performing almost daily and following his solo success in Asia, Daniel withdrew from the music scene.
Without pressure from record companies, Daniel composed songs like Its Not All Glamour, The Loner and released his CD ‘The Loner” in 1990
Many fans liked Daniel Life Performances and thats why he recorded by the live-album “I Adore You” in 1993. That album ” I Adore You” became a hit in Asia and in Europe.
In 1993- Daniel was invited to come to Indonesia and got a lot of publicity by newspapers, magazines and broadcasting media. He performed in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Semarang.
In 1995- Daniel returned to his motherland where he was awarded an Honorary Doctors Degree on the Campus of the Medical Faculty in Yogyakarta. The students loved him and cheered: ‘You have not only sung for us, you gave us a lecture Daniel!’
The multiple visits to his birthcountry and further travels trough Asia have left its tracks. His music brought him into all sorts of social circles, chaotic circumstances and situations. Coming home in Holland Daniel started composing about his feelings and travelling to his motherland and he recorded After The Jetlag, a reflection of his experiences in Asia.
Fans asked Daniel so many times “Do you have an acoustic album with only your voice and a guitar“? Daniel recorded the acoustic album Colorfool in 2003. While you are listening to this beautiful album and close your eyes, you are taken away to the field of harmony, piece and love.
In the DVD era Daniel was doing a concert at ‘Theater De Regentes’ in The Hague on January 31 2006. This special event was filmed by Movie Director Mirco Cocco and the audio was recorded by Daniel’s sons Jaim and Joel Sahuleka. The DVD If I Didn’t is released in Europe and Asia. The song If I Didn’t is a hit. THEY MAY GRAB AWAY MY MONEY OR BREAK INTO MY CAR BUT THEY CAN”T TAKE AWAY MY JOY , MY FUN , MY MUSIC OR MY RIGHTS Youngsters love it and they cover the song like they cover You Make My Word and Don’t Sleep Away The Night. They publish the covers on Instagram Soundcloud and Youtube.
Daniel was invited to come back to Indonesia again, he played two nights for an outrageous audience at JavaJazz Jakarta 2006. They sang along with his evergreenhits Don’t Sleep Away The Night, I Adore You and You Make My World So Colourful. It was not surprising that so many young people attended these concerts Their parents were always listening to Daniel’s music and their children became fans too. From generation to generation. Now the youngsters of the third generation have become fans too, so we can conclude that the ‘abadi’ (=forever) songs will be truly forever!
At the end of the second performance at JavaJazz Daniel was honoured by Jakarta’s Governor Mr. Sutijoso. He was invited a couple of days later by Mr. Sutijoso ( Bang Yos ) to come to his residence and there he officially told Daniel that he had become ‘The Citizen of Honour of Jakarta for singing so beautiful on this JJF Festival, his songs of peace and harmony’. The association of musicians, composers and arrangers from Indonesia rewarded Daniel with the highest music award for his music theme ‘Coming from and travelling to Indonesia’.
In May 2007 Daniel returned to Jakarta for concerts and he released his DVD in Indonesia, Singapore and the Benelux. In Jakarta he was invited in big television shows like Empat Mata, Extravaganza and Ciriwis (Trans 7 TV).
Again on invitation of a Jazz Pop organization Daniel returned in November 2008 to the big Asian metropole Jakarta and gave his fans on an ‘Under the Skyline Acoustic Concert’ and Metro TV made a one hour profile of Daniel meeting all his friends which was broadcasted on December 25th (Christmas).
in 2011 Daniel is writing a book about his experiences around the world and it will be published in Asia and Europe. The Latest CD release is in September of 2011
Time Series Activities
2010 Daniel wrote a book about his experiences around the world and it will be published in Asia and Europe. The title is Daniel And His Songs with tabs / lyrics and the story.
2010 Daniel returned again to Indonesia and toured to Surabaya, Bandung Jakarta
2010 Daniel performed on New Years Eve in Yogyakarta for the Recovery of the Merapi at the Sheraton Hotel.
2011 Daniel toured his “City Tour” to Medan, Makassar, Bogor, Bandung, Semarang and Jakarta
2011 Daniel was invited by TV One for a show about his live called “Satu Jam Lebih Dekat”
2011 After performing in the NataL National Celebration 2012 Daniel spend again New Years Eve among Jakartans and on January 4 he was invited by Tommy Tjokro at Metro TV in the 8-11 Show
2012 Daniel was invited by the Ambassador of Indonesia Dino Patti Djalal in Washington to perform at the Diaspora Event in Los Angeles. Daniel performed solo for a diverse audience and he recieved ‘ The Indonesian Diaspora Award for Culture and Arts’ on July 7.
He is very proud being awarded.
2013 Daniel returnes to the USA for accoustic concerts in Washington DC.
2012 Daniel travels for the first time to Ambon for his ” Ambon Pulang Kampong Tour” where perfoms at the Theathre in Karang Panjang where he was tradittionalley welcomed by Music Tjakalele and Dance a very touching moment in his career
2012 Daniel perfoms solo A Colourful Afternoon for the 6 th time in The Hague in Theatre De Regentes
2013 Daniel is recording a new album which will be a big surprise for music lovers all over the world and this album shall be released in Japan Indonesia Singapore and the US in Spring the colourfull season.
2017 Daniel is composing and recording. Be patient
2013 Daniel recorded a dedication album for his father called Dad’s Request with 8 beautiful jazz songs Like Blue Moon Begin the Beguine and these tracks are released in I Tunes Worldwide in February 2014
2014 Daniel has been touring 3 times in Asia in February in June and in November. In December Sahuleka finished a deal with Disc Tarra Indonesia for publishing his new album “Dad’s Request”It will be available in all Disc Tarra stores. The album contains 8 of his Daddy’s Jazz favorite songs.
2015 Disc Tarra released Dad’s Request on February 5. Some tracks are Blue Moon, For Sentimental Reasons, I’ve Got The World On A String. Daniel is very proud to have recorded these Wonderful Jazzy Beauties. All tracks are available in I Tunes Worldwide.
2016 Daniel performed at Malang Jazz under the sky with stars on May 29. Indonesia is amazing beautiful.
2017 Daniels performance in Jakarta Convention Centre 20 January 2017 was a big succes. Reviews about this performance you can find in the Sahuleka.com newspage and videopage
2017 Daniel is recording new songs.
Please mind following:
The webteam of this Daniel Sahuleka official website, my website, discovered that many media on the internet contain lyrics of Daniel. These lirycs are illegal without my permission. Like f.e. Don’t Sleep Away the Night and You Make My World So Colourful. The lyrics are NOT ORIGINAL with many wrong words and mistakes. DO NOT COPY these lyrics because you copy also the mistakes. Thank you so much Daniel.