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Raimon

  • Raimon © Quique García / EL MUNDO

    Raimon © Quique García / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Music

 

 

Date of birth

Dec 2, 1940
  


" Singer-songwriter. Raimon was regarded as the symbol of Catalan song or protest song."

Born in Xátiva (Valencia) in 1940, his full name is Raimon Peleguero Sanchís. In 1959, he composed his emblematic song 'Al vent'. He came into contact with the 'nova cançó catalana' ('new Catalan songwriters'), a group also comprising Lluís Llach and Joan Manuel Serrat. Towards the end of 1979, his album 'Quan l'aigua es queixa' hit the market, the result of various years of labour. An anthology of his work 'La Integral Raimon' was presented in November 1993. In June 2006, he returned to the legendary Parisian venue Olympia where he had performed 40 years earlier, to offer a recital in which he revisited some of his old songs and unveiled new compositions.

Awards

Gold Medal for Fine Arts (1995)

Essential works

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    Al vent

    Raimon’s great success that became a symbol of opposition to the Franco dictatorship.

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    Veles e vents

    Raimon rescued one of the great Valencian poets from the Middle Ages.

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