Djavan

Djavan

Real Name:
Djavan Caetano Viana
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Djavan is a prolific Brazilian singer/songwriter, born 27 January 1949, in Alagoas, Brazil. Djavan combines traditional Brazilian rhythms with popular music drawn from the Americas, Europe and Africa. He can arguably be categorized in any of the following musical genres: Música Popular Brasileira (Brazilian pop), samba, or Latin dance.

Born into a poor family in Maceió (capital of Alagoas, Northeastern Brazil), Djavan formed the group Luz, Som, Dimensão (LSD - "Light, Sound, Dimension"), playing Beatles' singles. In 1973, Djavan moved to Rio de Janeiro and started singing in local nightclubs. After competing in several festivals, he gained attention and recorded the album A Voz, o Violão e a Arte de Djavan in 1976. The album included the song "Flor de Lis," which became one of his most memorable hits. Albums that followed included his other musical influence, African music, and additional hits followed, such as "Açaí", "Sina," and "Samurai," which featured Stevie Wonder's harmonica. His best known compositions are: "Meu Bem Querer," "Oceano," "Se...," "Faltando um Pedaço," "Esquinas," and "Serrado".

Djavan's compositions have been recorded by Al Jarreau, Carmen McRae, The Manhattan Transfer, Loredana Bertè, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour; and in Brazil by Gal Costa, Dori Caymmi and Nana Caymmi (son and daughter of Dorival Caymmi), Lenine, João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Daniela Mercury, Ney Matogrosso, Dominguinhos, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, and other artists. The 1988, Epic Records single, "Stephen's Kingdom," featured a guest appearance from Stevie Wonder.

In 1998, Djavan contributed "Dukeles" to the AIDS benefit compilation album Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon produced by the Red Hot Organization.

In 1999, his live concert double-volume album, Ao Vivo, sold 1.2 million copies and the song, "Acelerou" became the Brazilian Song of the Year at the 2000 Latin Grammy Awards.
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Djavan Discography

Albums

403.6092 Djavan A Voz, O Violão, A Música De Djavan (Album) Som Livre 403.6092 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
31C 064 422833D Djavan Djavan (Album) EMI 31C 064 422833D Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
31C 064 422859 Djavan Alumbramento (Album) EMI 31C 064 422859 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
31C 064 422888D Djavan Seduzir (Album) EMI 31C 064 422888D Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
138251, 138.251 Djavan Luz (Album) CBS 138251, 138.251 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
32・8P-56 Djavan Lilás (Album) Discos CBS 32・8P-56 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
230.041 Djavan Meu Lado (Album) CBS 230.041 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
461142 1 Djavan Bird Of Paradise (Album) CBS 461142 1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
231013 Djavan Não É Azul Mas É Mar (Album) CBS 231013 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
841 292-1 Djavan, Ivan Lins, Patti Austin Djavan, Ivan Lins, Patti Austin - Brazilian Knights And A Lady(LP) Verve Records 841 292-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
177.184/1-464118 Djavan Djavan (Album) CBS 177.184/1-464118 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
466936 1 Djavan Puzzle Of Hearts (Album) Columbia 466936 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
COL 466936 2 Djavan Puzzle Of Hearts(CD, Album) Columbia COL 466936 2 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
188.243/1-464248 Djavan Coisa De Acender (Album) Columbia 188.243/1-464248 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
229035/1-476466, 229.035 Djavan Novena (Album) Epic, Epic 229035/1-476466, 229.035 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
479373 2, EPC 479373 2 Djavan Malásia (Album) Epic, Epic 479373 2, EPC 479373 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
2-492473 Djavan Ao Vivo - Volumes 1 E 2 (Album) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2-492473 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
2-492477 Djavan Ao Vivo Volume 1 Sony Music Entertainment (Brasil) Ind. E Com. Ltda. 2-492477 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
789.154/2-492146 Djavan Bicho Solto O XIII(CD, Album) Epic 789.154/2-492146 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
2 492478 Djavan Ao Vivo Volume 2(CD) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2 492478 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
2-502660 Djavan Milagreiro(CD, Album) Epic 2-502660 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
LRB001/CDDJV Djavan Vaidade(CD, Album) Luanda Records LRB001/CDDJV Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
SL 861-2 Djavan Na Pista, Etc.(CD, Album) Luanda Records Brasil SL 861-2 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
Item 534673 Djavan Ária (Album) Biscoito Fino Item 534673 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
0602537183807 Djavan Rua Dos Amores (Album) Luanda Records, EmArcy, Universal Music Group International 0602537183807 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version