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Joan Manuel Serrat
A Spanish Catalan singer-songwriter, Joan Manuel Serrat is considered one of the most important figures of modern, popular music in both the Spanish and Catalan languages.
Serrat was born on December 27, 1943 in Barcelona and became involved with music at the tender age of 17, when he got his first guitar.
The early 60s saw the young artist participating in a pop band while playing along with classmates at Barcelona's Agronomy School. He would perform primarily Beatles songs and Italian 'pop-of-the-era' songs translated to Spanish.
Joan Manuel Serrat credits Salvador Escamilla to help him breaking into music industry. While singing in a radio show called Radioscope, Salvador Escamilla helped Serrat securing a record deal with local label Edigsa.
The record company released Serrats first LP, as well as helped him joning the band Els Setze Jutges. Serrat made his first live stage appearance in 1967 at the Palau de la M?sica Catalana. That performance served to establish him as one of the most important artists in Catalonia.
In the late 60s, Joan Manuel Serrat traveled to South America and participated in the Rio de Janeiro's World Music Festival. He walked with the first place for the song Penelope. The year 1969 saw him releasing an album containing songs with texts of Antonio Machado.
The album propelled him to stardom in all Spain and Latin America. But, the album that consolidated Serrat the artist reputation worldwide was Mediterr?neo. During 1971, Serrat also sang a seminal concert at the theater of the University of Puerto Rico, which was highly influential on the Puerto Rican music community of the time.
In 1976, Joan Manuel Serrat was acclaimed for the first time in the United States, while performing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Serrat continued gaining moment while producing heart-warming music. In January 1995, he was awarded with a medal for his contribution to the Hispanic culture by the Spanish government.
That same year, a tribute album called Serrat, eres ?nico was made to honor his career. The concert featured such artists as Diego Torres, Ketama, Rosario Flores, Joaqu?n Sabina, and Antonio Flores.
In October 2004, his signature song Mediterr?neo was selected as the most important song of the 20th century in Spain. He was also awarded with one of ten Medals of the Century by the Spanish Association of Authors and Editors (SGAE).
After undergoing a medical treatment, Joan Manuel Serrat went on tour again around Spain and Latin America. Fans saw him playing symphonic versions of his songs with local symphony orchestras.
In 2004, Joan Serrant came up with his second volume, Eres ?nico. The album featured Alejandro Sanz, Estopa, and Pasi?n Vega. Soon after the relase of album, Cuban artists such as Silvio Rodr?guez, Pablo Milanes, Chucho Valdez, and Ibrahim Ferrer came together to make another tribute CD.
They released Cuba le canta a Serrat. In 2006, Serrat released his first album, M?, completely in Catalan in 17 years. The title of the album refers to the city of Mah?n, where he likes to get away from it all during long touring seasons.
After touring biggest venues around the world, Joan Manuel Serrat is all-set to embark on his US Tour. He is sure to be coming to your City soon. So make sure to grab your tickets way before Serrats sold-out events!