Three of the dates will take place at the country’s Summer Soul Festival (keep in mind that it’s about to be summer south of the Equator): January 8 in Florianopolis, the 13th in Recife and the 15th in Sao Paulo, with a non-Festival show in Rio de Janeiro taking place on the 11th. Up-and-coming soul singers Janelle Monae and Mayer Hawthorne will support on all three festival dates; Hawthorne is not scheduled to perform in Rio.
The singer’s troubled personal life has prevented her from playing an official gig since 2008, although she did play a surprise four-song set in October. She also joined Mark Ronson onstage at his July gig in London, singing “Valerie,” from his 2007 Version LP. In addition, the pair recently collaborated on a version of Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” for Quincy Jones’ Q: Soul Bossa Nostra LP.