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Ravi (Ivar Johansen)

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Name   Ivar Johansen
Role  Musician

Height  1.63 m
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Albums  Den nye arbaeidsdagn, Kjopr Gitar, Lekr Butik
Music groups  Briskeby (Since 1999), Jaga Jazzist (1994 – 2000), The Jessica Fletchers
Similar People  Anders Lovlie, Martin Horntveth, Kurt Nilsen, Espen Lind, Lene Marlin

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).


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Ravi writes songs with Anders Løvlie under the name Ravi og DJ Løv. He played in the bands like Briskeby, Folk & Røvere, Jessica Fletchers and was a founding member of Jaga Jazzist (1994-2001).

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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.

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Ravi has also appeared in "Venn" ("Friend") by Espen Lind and Lene Marlin, which was made to raise money for tsunami victims.

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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".

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Some of his other known songs are "Utadæsjælåplevelse", "E-Ore", "Ås To I Osjlo" and "Dødsøt".

In 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was the host of the show "Landeplage" on NRK.

In 2015, Ravi released a song featuring Stella Mwangi called "Du-Du-Du-Du-Du".

Solo albums

  • Kjøpr Gitar (Sony BMG, 2006)
  • As sideman

  • 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
  • References

    Ravi (Ivar Johansen) Wikipedia