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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403.6092 A Voz, O Violão, A Música De Djavan — Djavan Djavan A Voz, O Violão, A Música De Djavan (Album) Som Livre 403.6092 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
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31C 064 422833D Djavan — Djavan Djavan Djavan (Album) EMI 31C 064 422833D Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
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31C 064 422859 Alumbramento — Djavan Djavan Alumbramento (Album) EMI 31C 064 422859 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
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31C 264 422888 Seduzir — Djavan Djavan Seduzir (Album) EMI 31C 264 422888 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
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S 25224 Luz — Djavan Djavan Luz (Album) Discos CBS S 25224 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
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28 3P-556 Lilás — Djavan Djavan Lilás (Album, Comp) Discos CBS 28 3P-556 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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620.826 Meu Lado — Djavan Djavan Meu Lado (Album) CBS, CBS 620.826 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
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231013 Não É Azul Mas É Mar — Djavan Djavan Não É Azul Mas É Mar (Album) CBS 231013 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
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841 292-2 Brazilian Knights And A Lady — Djavan Djavan, Ivan Lins Djavan, Ivan Lins - Brazilian Knights And A Lady (Album) Verve Records 841 292-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
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MDO-461142 Bird Of Paradise — Djavan Djavan Bird Of Paradise (Album) CBS, CBS MDO-461142 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
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77184/4-464118 Djavan — Djavan Djavan Djavan (Album) CBS 77184/4-464118 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
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466936 2 Puzzle Of Hearts — Djavan Djavan Puzzle Of Hearts (Album) Columbia 466936 2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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COL 464248 2 Coisa De Acender — Djavan Djavan Coisa De Acender (Album) Columbia COL 464248 2 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
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789038, 2476466 Novena — Djavan Djavan Novena (Album) Epic, Epic 789038, 2476466 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
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CDZ-82115 / 2-479373 Malásia — Djavan Djavan Malásia (Album) Epic, Epic CDZ-82115 / 2-479373 US 1996 Sell This Version
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492146 2 Bicho Solto O XIII — Djavan Djavan Bicho Solto O XIII (Album) Epic 492146 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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2-492473, 4924732000 Ao Vivo - Volumes 1 E 2 — Djavan Djavan Ao Vivo - Volumes 1 E 2 (Album) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2-492473, 4924732000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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2-492478 Ao Vivo Volume 2 — Djavan Djavan Ao Vivo Volume 2 (Album) Epic 2-492478 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
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2-492477 Ao Vivo Volume 1 — Djavan Djavan Ao Vivo Volume 1 (Album) Epic 2-492477 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
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2-502660 Milagreiro — Djavan Djavan Milagreiro (Album) Epic 2-502660 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
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LRB001/CDDJV Vaidade — Djavan Djavan Vaidade (Album) Luanda Records LRB001/CDDJV Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
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SL 861-2 Na Pista, Etc. — Djavan Djavan Na Pista, Etc. (Album) Luanda Records SL 861-2 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
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LRB003/CDDJV Matizes — Djavan Djavan Matizes (Album) Luanda Records LRB003/CDDJV Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
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BF 338 Ária — Djavan Djavan Ária (Album) Biscoito Fino, Luanda Records BF 338 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
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DM 4947-02 Ária Ao Vivo — Djavan Djavan Ária Ao Vivo (Album) Biscoito Fino DM 4947-02 Spain 2011 Sell This Version