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Montserrat Caballé is one of the most celebrated opera singers in the world, along with opera greats such as María Callas. Caballé has also earned popular esteem beyond the opera stage, collaborating with singers such as Freddie Mercury; the pair’s song entitled Barcelona was the official anthem of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Joan Manuel Serrat
Joan Manuel Serrat has been creating some of the most iconic music of the Spanish and Catalan languages since his beginnings in the 1960’s within Catalonia’s Nova Cançó (New Song) movement. Throughout his career, he has always been involved in progressive political and social issues, which has caused him some problems with the government of Spain and some Latin American countries also. Serrat is an essential figure in the history of Spanish language music.
The National Parks of the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands occupy just 1.5% of Spain, but they are home to 4 of the country’s 14 national parks. Each one of the Canary’s parks offers different features and each one is located on a different island. This isolation has helped preserve many endemic plant species along with varieties that have disappeared in other places.
Edith Grossman has been a fundamental figure in providing English-speaking readers with access to the writing of some of the most celebrated authors of Spanish language literature. She has translated works by Nobel Prize winners Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa along with Latin American and Spanish writers such as Augusto Monterroso, Mayra Montero, and Álvaro Mutis.