The Best of Djavan

The Best of Djavan

Air Date: 01-28-24 through 02-04-24

On Demand: 01-28-24 through 02-11-24 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Welcome to The Sounds of Brazil 1,600th weekly radio show,

We’re already counting down the days for the shortest month of the year and that means that we’re already more than a third of our way through winter.

And with Carnaval just a few quick weeks away (It kicks off on February 17th), who can resist the urge to put January in the rearview mirror?  But don’t overlook these helpful notes. They’ll help make the snowy season – or at least this one week of it – go by even quicker:

There’s a good reason for that. This week, we’re celebrating Djavan’s birthday – his 75th – with the latest album by the Brazilian pop master who’s recorded almost as much in Los Angeles as he has in Rio de Janeiro.

His new album is titled simply ‘D’. It’s noteworthy and vastly entertaining from beginning to end. I’ll be featuring one of the album’s top songs in our Spotlight segment during the first hour, so be sure to catch it.

And you can read my personal review of Djavn’s ‘D’ here.

In addition to all of that, I’ve also included several of Djavan’s fan favorites, along with our usual variety-filled selections for this week’s amazing playlist.

My advice? Enjoy the warmth of Brazilian music with this week’s show, our 1,600th. And be sure to tell a few friends about The Sounds of Brazil!

You’ll have my thanks.

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

Bone-chilling cold in the days ahead begs for a seasonal Brazilian treat so try an easy recipe for Warmed Brazilian Spiced Cider, my original take on Brazil’s traditional Quintao, click the image below for how to do it, along with the story behind this one-of-a-kind sipper, plus a perfectly-paired song, too! Of course.   

R-E-L-A-X with The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. It’s perfect for smoothing out the bumps of a busy week. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. No app is needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

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The Best of Djavan: Hour One
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Sensual Bossa<>Caibedo Island/A Caibedo Tale
The Vendor<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World
Stay<>Astrud Gilberto/A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
Welcome to The Brazilian Club Lounge
Cigano<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts
Special Announcement

Set 2: Introduce Our Next Set
Me Deixa Em Paz<>Leo Gandelman/Black Pearls
Café Roma<>Brass/Cafe Roma 3
Introduce Next Set
Miss Susanna<>Djavan/Bird Of Paradise
Morning Waves<>Atlantico/Always
Like A Prayer<>Danni Carlos/Danni

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Num Mundo De Paz<>Djavan/D
Soul Deep<>Cesar Machado/NaturezaSoundscapes/Vintage CaféAcross The Sea<>Bossanaire/Holiday Learn more…

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The Best of Djavan: Hour Two
Set 1:
Serrado<>Nestor Torres/Dance of The Phoenix
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Sim ou Nao<>Kenia/Initial Thrill
Maçã<>Café Jam/Café Jam
Puzzle of Hearts<>Kenny Rankin/Here In My Heart
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1
Introduce Next Song
Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2
Baubles Bangles & Beads<>Deodato/Prelude
Linha Do Equador<>Djavan/Coisa De Escender

Set 3:
Coração Leviano<>Djavan/Malasia
My Nichole<>Indigo City/Samba Electrique

Next Week:  We’ll celebrate the birthdays of pianists Antonio Adolfo & Sergio Mendes on The Sounds of Brazil.  Don’t miss this show!

Songs that take a long. long time because they have a lot to say! You’re invited to take some time to tune in! I hope you’ll enjoy the program this week, too, and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us. And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB and

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The Best of Djavan on The Sounds of Brazil

Featured Video of the week: Djavan’s ‘Linha Do Ecuador’