Ravi (Ivar Johansen)
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Ravi on stage in 2008.
|Birth name||Ivar Christian Johansen|
|Born||28 April 1976|
|Associated acts||Stella Mwangi |
Jaga Jazzist (1994–2001)
Ivar Christian Johansen (born 28 April 1976 in Tønsberg, Norway) is a Norwegian popular artist, musician (vocals, keyboards and trumpet), composer, journalist and program manager (NRK and TV2 Norway), known under the pseudonym Ravi (his first name backwards).
He is probably most famous for the remake of the song "Cheerio" originally sung by The Monroes. He renamed this song Tsjeriåu/Tsjeriå. In the music video for this song he appears as a baby and DJ Løv dressed as a Marine with The Monroes. Ravi is also famous for his short body, red hair and beard.
Ravi has released many albums, in his own "Ravi language", he writes things phonetically, e.g. "cheerio" = "tsjeriåu", "kroppen min" (my body) = kråpn min, and "it's too late to cry" = "its tu leit tu krai".
Some of his other known songs are "Utadæsjælåplevelse", "E-Ore", "Ås To I Osjlo" and "Dødsøt".
- Kjøpr Gitar (Sony BMG, 2006)
- Jeans for Onassis (2000) with Briskeby
- Bagateller (Voices Music & Entertainment, 2002) with Folk & Røvere
- Lekr Butik (Nok Records, 2004), Ravi & DJ Løv
- Den Nye Arbæidsdagn (Sony BMG, 2005), Ravi & DJ Løv
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