Born 26 March 1935. Died 27 August 2014.

Catalan Spanish Romaní singer, guitar player and composer


Pedro Pubill Calaf (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.

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    Que Levante El Dedo 2007

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Que Levante El Dedo is an unexpected treat, highly worthy of your attention.
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