Dyango

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Dyango, born José Gómez Romero on March 5, 1940 in Barcelona, is a Catalan musician.

He was born on March 5, but his father filed the birth on May 8, the date that appears on his official records.

He named himself after the Romani (Gypsy) guitarist Django Reinhardt. Two of his sons, Marcos Llunas and Jordi, are also singers, though the first one is currently retired.

José Gómez Romero, Dyango, was formed musically at the Conservatorio de Música de Barcelona and toured Europe for two years performing different types of music. He decided to expand his voice as a solo artist and debuted at El Festival de la Canción del Duero (1965).

After a brief stint with Zafiro, in 1974, Dyango signed a music contract with EMI. His first album was recorded in 1975.[1]

Since then, his repertoire has included "boleros" (romantic Spanish music), "tangos" (Argentinian music) and "rancheras" (Mexican music), remakes of songs from the 60's, dozens of his own songs, even lyrical pieces. In his career, he has recorded duets with the following artists: Celia Cruz, Oscar D'León, Sheena Easton, Roberto Goyeneche, Pimpinela and the tenor Jaume Aragall.

In 1989 he recorded the album 'Suspiros' which included 'El que mas te ha querido' by composer Concha Valdes Miranda, reaching a worldwide success. He was nominated for a Grammy three times.

Dyango has obtained in his career 55 gold records and 40 platinum, which have been awarded in Spain as well as other Latin American countries, as well as the USA. Amongst them 'A corazón Abierto' has received double platinum status.

Currently, Dyango is immersed with taking on new forms of expressions of his career, like painting.

Dyango suffered a heart attack and was admitted in a Barcelona hospital until March 5, 2009.

He is also an advocate of Catalonia's independence from Spain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography: Dyango". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 

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