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Spanish/Catalonian vocalist Lídia Pujol has become a premier exponent of contemporary ethnic and world music sounds, combining elements of her native land with Jewish songs, new age, and American pop music. Born Lídia Lopez Pujol, she grew up in Barcelona and studied with Xavier Garriga and Errol Woisky at the Taller de Músics, and subsequently with Margarita Sabartés, Jordi Parellada, and Susanna Domènech. Her continuing education led her to sing over a two-year period with Ramon Llimox at the Collegi del Teatre, and she also took a voice course with S. Chun-Tao Cheng. In 1995 she teamed up with singer, guitarist, and composer Sílvia Comes, producing the CDs Sílvia Comes & Lídia Pujol and Al Entierro de una Hoja Seca Van Dos Caracoles (Two Snails at the Funeral of a Dry Leaf). Pujol was also involved in recordings for TV3 -- Temps Era Temps and Homenatge a Carles Sabater. She has been on many European concert tours, theatrical productions, and poetry events with Victor Valls, Jordi Rallo, Els Trobadors, Allen Ginsberg, Pep Munné, Josep Costa, Mayte Martín, Miguel Poveda, Chicuelo, Gerard Quintana, Dani Nello, Factoria Mascaró directed by Chico Bouchiki, Lino Brito, Umberto Eco, Miriam Iscla, Philippe Lafeuille, Sergi Belbel, Calixto Bieito, and Carles Gómez. Her musical partners have included Miquel Gil and Psàlite, Toni Xuclà, Sopa de Cabra, Òscar Roig, Jackson Browne, Pedro Guerra, Nightnoise, Joan Figueres, Pat McDonald, Jabier Muguruza, and Brian Dunning. In 1997 Pujol issued her debut CD, Iaie, based on the texts of Jacques Prevert, followed by her second effort, Els Amants de Lilith, in 2008. Her sister is the renowned actress Roser Pujol.