ISMAEL SERRANO

Today I found this musician, and his songs somehow suited my mood of today. He has also good lyrics for practicing some Spanish.

Ismael Serrano (born 9 March 1974) is a Singer/songwriter and guitarist from Spain, popular in Spain and Latin America, known for his insightful and often political lyrics and eclectic musical influences.

He was born in the neighbourhood of Vallecas of Madrid (Spain) in 9 March 1974. After studying Physics in the Complutense University of Madrid, Ismael Serrano started his musical career in the early nineties in Madrid, singing folk based guitar music in a café circuit, at abashedly political venues like Libertad 8, Galileo and Nuevos Juglares. The movement proved to be very popular, inspired by the 20 year old ‘Protest’ song movement under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, as well as the Nueva canción movement of Latin America.

In 1997 Ismael Serrano signed with Polygram (now Universal) and released his first disc: “Atrapados en Azul”, with songs such as “Papá cuéntame otra vez”, “Vértigo” o “Amo tanto la vida” that became hymns for youngsters in Spain and Latin America. For this work he was nominated as ‘Best new artist” for the Spanish Musical Awards of the “Sociedad General de Autores y Editores”.

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