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

Djavan A Voz, O Violão, A Música De Djavan (Album) Som Livre Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Djavan Djavan (Album) EMI Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Djavan Alumbramento (Album) EMI Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
Djavan Seduzir (Album) EMI Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
Djavan Luz (Album) CBS Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
Djavan Lilás (Album) Discos CBS Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Djavan Meu Lado (Album) CBS Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
Djavan Bird Of Paradise (Album) CBS Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Djavan Não É Azul Mas É Mar (Album) CBS 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
Djavan Djavan (Album) CBS Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Djavan Puzzle Of Hearts (Album) Columbia UK 1990 Sell This Version
COL 466936 2 Djavan Puzzle Of Hearts(CD, Album) Columbia COL 466936 2 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
Djavan Coisa De Acender (Album) Columbia Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Djavan Novena (Album) Epic, Epic Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
Djavan Malásia (Album) Epic, Epic Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Djavan Ao Vivo - Volumes 1 E 2 (Album) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
Djavan Ao Vivo Volume 1 Sony Music Entertainment (Brasil) Ind. E Com. Ltda. 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
Djavan Ária (Album) Biscoito Fino Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
Djavan Rua Dos Amores (Album) Luanda Records, EmArcy, Universal Music Group International Brazil 2012 Sell This Version