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Djavan

voc, g, acg, *1949 BR, Maceió
Singer / Songwriter of Latin
A.k.a. Djavan Caetano Viana

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.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Percussion
  • Tamborine
Genres
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Se... on Coisa de Acender by Djavan
Camarão Que Dorme a Onda Leva on Sambabook Zeca Pagodinho, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Flor de Lis on A Voz e o Violão by Djavan
Eu Te Devoro - Ao Vivo on Ária - Ao Vivo by Djavan
Eu Te Devoro on Bicho Solto - O XIII by Djavan
Outono on Deixa Vir Do Coração by Melim
Oceano on Djavan by Djavan
Nem um Dia on Malásia by Djavan
Sina on Grandes Sucessos by Djavan
Um Amor Puro on Djavan "Ao Vivo" by Djavan

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
VesúvioDjavan2018Album
Vidas Pra ContarDjavan2015Album
Rua Dos Amores - Ao VivoDjavan2014Album
Rua Dos Amores (Ao Vivo)Djavan2014Album
Rua Dos AmoresDjavan2012Album
Ária Ao VivoDjavan2011Album
ÁriaDjavan2010Album
ÁriaDjavan2010Album
MatizesDjavan2007Album
Perfil)Djavan2006Compil.
Na Pista, Etc.Djavan2005Album
VaidadeDjavan2004Album
Ao VivoDjavan2004Album
2 em 1: Djavan & SeduzirDjavan2003Compil.
Cartas Do BrasilTetsuo Sakurai With Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos, Djavan, Tatiana, Filo Machado, Valéria Oliveira, Nora2003Album
MilagreiroDjavan2002Album
Perfil ) - Os Maiores SucessosDjavan2002Compil.
IdentidadeDjavan2002Compil.
Para SempreDjavan2001Compil.
FarinhaDjavan2001Single
NovelasDjavan2001Compil.
Cair Em SiDjavan2001Single
MilagreiroDjavan2001Album
BISDjavan2000Compil.
Um Amor PuroDjavan1999Single
AcelerouDjavan1999Single
Ao Vivo Volume 1Djavan1999Album
Meus Momentos Volume 1 & 2Djavan1999Compil.
Ao Vivo - Volumes 1 E 2Djavan1999Album
Ao Vivo Volume 2Djavan1999Album
Bicho Solto O XIIIDjavan1998Album
Preferência NacionalDjavan1998Compil.
AS MelhoresDjavan1998Compil.
Eu Te DevoroDjavan1998Single
Meu Bem QuererDjavan1997Compil.
djavanDjavan1997Compil.
Feliz 1997Djavan1997Single
MalásiaDjavan1996Album
Best CollectionDjavan1995Compil.
PetaloDjavan1994Single
Meus MomentosDjavan1994Compil.
NovenaDjavan1994Album
OceanoDjavan1994Single
SamuraiDjavan1994Single
EsquinasDjavan1994Compil.
Coisa De AcenderDjavan1992Album
Alumbramento & DjavanDjavan1992Compil.
Puzzle Of HeartsDjavan1990Album
OceanoDjavan1989Single
CiganoDjavan1989Album
CiganoDjavan1989Single
DjavanDjavan1989Album
PerformanceDjavan1989Compil.
Brazilian Knights And A LadyDjavan, Ivan Lins1988Album
Djavan, Ivan, MoraesDjavan / Ivan Lins / Moraes Moreira1988Compil.
PétalaDjavan1988Compil.
Stephen's KingdomDjavan1988Album
Bird Of ParadiseDjavan1988Single
Carnaval In Rio / Bird Of ParadiseDjavan1988Single
Absolutely BrazilliantDjavan / Milton Nascimento / Simone1988Compil.
14 Grandes SucessosDjavan1987Compil.
Bird Of ParadiseDjavan1987Album
Não É Azul Mas É MarDjavan1987Album
Dou-Não-DouDjavan1987Album
SowetoDjavan1987Single
Meu LadoDjavan1986Album
TopázioDjavan1986Single
Asa (Re-Mix) / Coisas Do Brasil (Re-Mix)Djavan / Guilherme Arantes1986Single
AsaDjavan1986Single
RevelarDjavan1985Compil.
O Talento De DjavanDjavan1985Compil.
LilásDjavan1984Album
O Melhor De DjavanDjavan1984Compil.
Lilás (Lilac)Djavan1984Album
Tanta SaudadeDjavan1983Single
ÁguaDjavan1983Compil.
SamuraiDjavan1983Single
Faltando Um PedaçoDjavan1982Compil.
SinaDjavan1982Single
PétalaDjavan1982Album
LuzDjavan1982Album
PétalaDjavan1982Single
SeduzirDjavan1981Single
SeduzirDjavan1981Album
AlumbramentoDjavan1980Album
Meu Bem Querer / Dor E PrataDjavan1979Single
Meu Bem QuererDjavan1979Single
Lambada De SerpenteDjavan1979Single
DjavanDjavan1978Album
Flor de LisDjavan1977Single
É HoraDjavan1977Single
A Voz, O Violão, A Música De DjavanDjavan1976Album
Fato ConsumadoDjavan1975Single
Programa Ensaio 1999DjavanAlbum
Eu Te DevoroDjavanSingle
Um amor PuroDjavanSingle
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