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Joao Selva
Navegar (Repress)

Navegar (Repress)




1x Vinyl LP 180g Colored



Release date

Apr 2, 2021

João Selva returns with a second album, a true hymn to creoleness and tropicalism, embued with flavors of funk, jazz and disco. An exhuberant travelogue diary featuring some shiny souls such as the sprightly Flavia Coelho and the multi-instrumentalist/producer Patchworks (Voilaaa, The Dynamics, David Walters, Mr President, Taggy Matcher). Cast off on a thrilling musical cruise with this Brazilian nomadic spirit, sailing freely on the mythical Black Atlantic.




Cadê Você


Meu Mano




Meu Mundo feat. Flavia Coelho




Tudo Vai Par Pé


Se Você

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