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 on January 27, 1949, in a poor family, learn guitar alone in disabled ciphers magazines newsstand. At 18, already animates the city dances with Light Sound Dimension (LSD) together. Do not delay to make sure, need to compose.
At 23, arrives at Rio de Janeiro to try his luck in the music business. It crooner famous nightclubs – Number One and 706. With the help of Mauro Edson, broadcaster and fellow knows John Mello, producer Som Livre, which leads to Globo TV. Starts to sing soundtracks novels, for which records music from composers such as Dori Caymmi consecrated, Toquinho and Vinicius and Paulo Sergio Valle and Marcos.
In three years, the microphone in his spare time, he composes more than 60 songs of varying genres. With one of them, “Fact”, takes second place in the Open Festival, conducted by TV Globo in 1975 and comes to the Free Sound studio. There comes out with his first album, the hands of the legendary producer Aloysio (same as Carmen Miranda Tom Jobim). It would be only the first in a long discography that put Djavan definitely among the greatest and most influential artists of Brazilian music.