Cetu Javu

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Cetu Javu
Origin Hannover, Germany
Genres Synthpop, new wave
Years active1984–1994
Labels ZYX Records
Blanco y Negro Music
Basic Mix
Cleopatra Records
Past membersJavier Revilla Diez (1984–1994)
Chris Demere (1984–1994)
Torsten Engelke (1984–1994)
Stefan Engelke (1985–1989)
Thorsten Kraass (1989–1994)
Martyn Thomas Chadwick (1984)
Cord (1984–1985)

Cetu Javu was a German synthpop band that was active between 1987 and 1994, consisting of singer Javier Revilla Diez, Chris Demere on keyboarders , Stefan Engelke and Torsten Engelke.


Lead vocalist Revilla Diez comes from Spain. The majority of the band's songs are sung in English with several also sung in Spanish. Cetu Javu had several dance hits with "Situations", "Have In Mind (The Kalimba Mix)" and "A Dónde". [1]

After Cetu Javu ended, lead singer Javier Revilla Diez became a professor of geography at the Leibniz University Hannover. [2] Since April 2014, Revilla Diez holds a Chair in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography at the University of Cologne.

Cetu Javu released two albums, Southern Lands (ZYX Records, 1990) [3] and Where Is Where (Blanco y Negro Music, 1992). [4]


Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsChart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1990 Southern Lands
  • Released: 1990
  • Labels: ZYX Records, Galaxia, Basic Mix
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1992 Where Is Where
  • Released: 1992
  • Labels: Blanco y Negro Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS

Compilation albums

YearAlbum detailsChart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Dance
1994 Tiempo De Remixes
  • Released: 1994
  • Labels: Modermusic
  • Format: CD
2009 Situations – The Very Best Of Cetu Javu


YearSongChart peak positionsAlbum
1987"Help Me Now!"Non-album single
1988"Situations" Southern Lands
"Have in Mind"
1989"So Strange"
"A Dónde"2
1991"Por Que?" Where Is Where
1992"Dáme Tu Mano"
1993"Una Mujer"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region


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