Marina Rossel

(born on 17th January 1954 in Gornal, Spain). Singer and songwriter. She has sung traditional and revolutionary classical Catalan songs, habaneras and her own compositions. In 1976 she released her debut album "Si volieu escoltar", arranged by Llach, which compiled Catalan folk songs. The album "Penyora" (1979) (Frames Silver Award) achieved the success that made her famous. In December 2007 she recorded "Clàssics Catalans", disco, co-produced by Marc Parrot, distributed in many European countries. On September 11, 2008 Rossell sang in the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, a special concert (Marina Rossell al Liceu. de la Renaixença als nostres díes), recorded live on DVD. In December 2011 she recorded "Marina Rossell canta Moustaki", an album tribute Georges Moustaki. She has made numerous tours in Europe, Latin America, Northern Africa and has collaborated with such diverse artists as: Georges Moustaki, Montserrat Caballé, Luis Eduardo Aute, Carlos Cano, Pedro Guerra and the flamenco guitarist Tomatito.
Selected Works: Entre linies, 1997; Y rodará el mundo, 2000; Cap al cell, 2002; Maritim, 2003; Nadal, 2005; Vistas al mar, 2006; Sinfonía de mujeres, 2007; Clàssics catalans, 2007; Marina Rossell al Liceu, DVD, 2008; Inicis 1977-1990, 2011
Awards: In 1988 the Generalitat de Catalunya awarded her the Creu de Sant Jordi, in 2006 she was named Honorary Member of the American Forum for the Arts and in 2007 he was honored as Distinguished Visitor of the City of La Plata (Argentina). She has also received the Olof Palme Prize for their support for peace. In 2009 she was awarded the XIII Music Awards of Spain in the category of Best Traditional Music Album.