Enrique Llopis


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Singer and composer

He was born in Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe, in 1952.

At the age of 8, he begins his musical studies and joins different companies with which he goes, village after village, across his home province.

He studied song, contrabass and guitar.

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He has worked together with the poets Rafael Alberti, Hamlet Lima Quintana, Elvio Romero and Armando Tejada Gómez and he has been on stage with outstanding figures such as Horacio Guarany, Mercedes Sosa, Ariel Ramírez, Enrique "Mono" Villegas, Antonio Tarragó Ros, León Gieco, Teresa Parodi and Alfredo Zitarrosa, among others.

In 1977, he takes part in the USSR's "Fifth Festival of the Song Red Carnation", where he wins the First Prize.

He sings in Portugal, Spain, France, URSS, The German Democratic Republic, Italy, Venezuela and Paraguay.

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Click here to view a bigger image! In 1984, he achived his fame with the revival of The Sung Chronicle of the Wood, an enthusiastic declaration for the human dignity.

He interprets the poet Federico García Lorca with the musician and composer Rodolfo Mederos.

During 1985, 1986 and 1988, he presents his shows in the Theatre President Alvear, in the city of Buenos Aires.

In 1986, his record "About travellers and exiles" (CBS) is chosen by the critics as one of the four best records of the year.

He starts up and directs a publishing project with a federalist content when he inaugurates the "Publishing House Just Round the Corner". Besides, he makes records for other artists.

He receives in 1989 with the musician Osvaldo Pugliese and the actor Carlos Carella the Order of the Hope, awarded by the Vice-Government of the province of Santa Fe. He is also awarded the Prize Small Disciple, instituted by the province of Buenos Aires, which acknowledged his career.

In 1990, he is declared Distinguished Citizen of the city of Rosario.

He records "The wind which comes and goes" together with the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti in Madrid. The work is based on the book "Ballads and songs of the Paraná" which Alberti had published in 1954 during his exile in Argentina.

He presents with Rafael Alberti "The wind which comes and goes"; the whole public opinion and critics praised it.

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In 1992, he is appointed vice-secretary of Culture of the Council of Rosario and he develops an intense political activity until 1999.

In 1996, he publishes his essay "Some reflexions about cultural politics".

In 1999, he records his CD "Tribute to Horacio Guarany" with the participation of Horacio Guarany in the United States.

Cantor Enamorado (Tributo a Horacio Guarany)

In 2000, invited by the Foundation Rafael Alberti, he presents The wind which comes and goes in El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz.

In 2002, he records "The wind which comes and goes" accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Prague, conducted by Benjamín Torrijo.
Rafael Alberti recorded it in Madrid on 28th June 1991

Rafael Alberti - Enrique Llopis: El viento que viene y va


   Last update: 16/06/03


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