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Spanish musician
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish musician
Was Musician Singer Composer Actor Guitarist
From Spain
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 24 March 1935, Mataró
Death 27 August 2014, Barcelona (aged 79 years)
Star sign Aries
Peoplepill ID peret
The details


Pedro Pubill Calaf (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo] Catalan pronunciation: [puˈβiʎ kəˈɫaf]; 24 March 1935 – 27 August 2014), better known as Peret, was a Spanish gypsy singer, guitar player and composer of Catalan rumba from Mataró, Catalonia.
Known for his 1971 single, "Borriquito" (Ariola Records), Peret represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and performed during the closing ceremony at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In 2001, Peret recorded and released Rey De La Rumba (King of the Rumba) an album of updated versions of his older songs with guest musicians including Jarabe de Palo, El Gran Silencio, David Byrne of the Talking Heads, and more.
Peret died in Barcelona, Spain from lung cancer, aged 79.

Select discography

  • 1974: Canta Y Sé Feliz (Ariola)
  • 1989: Rumbas De Oro (Divucsa)
  • 1991: No Se Pué Aguantar (PDI)
  • 1995: Que Disparen Flores (PDI)
  • 1996: Jesús De Nazareth (PDI)
  • 1998: Sus Grabaciones En Discophon (Blanco Y Negro)
  • 2001: Rey De La Rumba (Narada World)
  • 2007: Que Levante El Dedo (K Industria)
  • 2008: Como Me Gusta (PDI))
  • 2008: Gitana Hechizera (PDI)
  • 2009: De Los Cobardes Nunca Se Ha Escrito Nada (Universal)

Related bibliography

  • Peret, l'ànima d'un poble., by Cèlia Sànchez-Mústich. Edicions 62 (2005)
  • Peret: Biografía de la Rumba Catalana., by Juan Puchades. Global Rhythm Press (2011).

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