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Paco Ibáñez

  • Paco Ibáñez © Carlos Barajas / EL MUNDO

    Paco Ibáñez © Carlos Barajas / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Music

 

 

Date of birth

Nov 20, 1934
  


"Singer-songwriter. He has set to music some of the best-known works by major figures of Spanish and Latin American poetry."

Francisco Ibáñez Gorostidi, known as Paco Ibañez, was born in Valencia in 1934. After the Spanish Civil War his family was obliged to go into exile in France, where he studied guitar in Paris with Andrés Segovia. In 1964 he released his first album, entitled 'Lorca y Góngora', with a sleeve design by Salvador Dalí. He returned to Spain in 1967, where his songs were soon adopted as anthems against the dictatorship of Franco. In 1971 he returned to France, and in 1973 the Franco regime banned him from playing in Spain. With his hoarse and richly-nuanced voice he has sung the poems of Miguel Hernández, Rafael Alberti, Góngora, Blas de Otero and Neruda, among many others. In 2002, three years after the death of Goytisolo, Paco Ibáñez released a new album dedicated completely to the Catalan poet.

Awards

Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2007)

Essential works

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    Andaluces de Jaén

    Paco Ibáñez sings to the land, to work and to life in one of his first popular songs.

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    Palabras para Julia

    A famous version sung by Paco Ibáñez of the most admired poem by José Agustín Goytisolo.

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    Si tú vienes a la romería

    The most popular writings of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, and singer-songwriter Paco Ibáñez’s fine work as composer and performer.

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Other highlighted works

  • La más bella niña
  • Ya no hay locos
  • La poesía es un arma cargada de futuro
  • Por las ramas del laurel

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