Para Sempre


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Para Sempre Review

by Philip Jandovský

This is a quite straightforward and basic compilation of Djavan's biggest hits and most famous songs, including ballads like "Seduzir," "Álibi," "A Ilha," and "Aquele Um" that appear on most Djavan collections. There is also the great xote song "Serrado," which reminds the listener of Djavan's home state, Alagoas, in the Brazilian northeast region. Another great song on this compilation is the beautiful "Lambada de Serprente," which, by the way, bears no similarities and has nothing to do with the late-'80s international dance craze which was also called lambada. Para Sempre should work quite well as an introduction to the work of Djavan.

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