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Peret performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name Pedro Pubill Calaf
Born (1935-03-24) 24 March 1935 (age 79)
Mataró, Province of Barcelona, Spain
Genres Catalan rumba
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1957–present
Peret in 1971

Pedro Pubill Calaf (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo] Catalan pronunciation: [puˈβiʎ kəˈɫaf]; born 24 March 1935 in Mataró, Catalonia, Spain),[1] better known as Peret, is a Spanish gypsy singer, guitar player and composer of Catalan rumba.

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.[2] 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.

Select discography[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Peret: Biografía de la Rumba Catalana., by Juan Puchades. Global Rhythm Press (2011).


  1. ^ Juan Puchades: Biography from Peret's official site
  2. ^ Barclay, Simon. Eurovision Song Contest - The Complete & Independent Guide 2010. Simon Barclay. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-1-4457-8415-1. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Eres tú"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Sergio y Estíbaliz
with "Tú volverás"