- label:Casa Limón
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Javier Limon (born 1973) is a record producer, singer and songwriter born and raised in Madrid, Spain.
He began his professional music career as a writer of flamenco. He spent a few years writing songs for Enrique and Estrella Morente, Remedios Amaya with Vicente Amigo, Potito, Montse Cort&953;s, and Bebo and Cigala, among others.
After this first stage he began his producing career. Some of his most prominent work includes: Lagrimas Negras, by Bebo and Cigala, Sencilla Alegria, by Luz Casal, El pequeno reloj, by Enrique Morente.
He has made recordings in Palestine, Bogota, Bristol, Paris, Bahia, Buenos Aires, New York and Morocco among other places. This inspired him to create a multiracial record label (Casa Lim&963;n), settled in music roots, which has started its adventure with an album by Javier himself, called "Lim&963;n", featuring his works performed by musicians and friends including Paco de Lucia, Nino Josele, Jerry Gonzalez and more. Besides his work as producer has also dabbled as an interpreter and has released three studio albums, Limon, Son de Limon and Mujeres de Agua.
In 2004 he was awarded several prizes, including in particular the Latin GRAMMY to the best producer of the year, and the Music Prize (Premio de la Musica) for artistic production.
In 2009, he was again the producer of a Grammy awarded album, "El Ultimo Trago", a homage to Chavela Vargas on her 90th anniversary, covering the repertoire that she has built during her entire career, with Chucho Valdes on the piano and Buika on the vocals.
His latest project "Mujeres de Agua" is dedicated to women, especially those who, for whatever reason, are forbidden to sing i.e. Iran. With Mujeres de Agua he broadened his horizon to include the whole mediterranean region. For his project he worked with a variety of artists form the Mediterranean area: Aynur, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Buika, Mariza, Sandra Carrasco, Montse Cortes, La Shica, La Susi, Yasmin Levy, Carmen Linares, Genara Cortes and Estrella Morente.