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Pedro Guerra

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  • Years Active: 1990s

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All Music Guide:

Singer/songwriter Pedro Guerra began composing his own music at the age of 14, becoming a singer two years later. At the age of 18 the young artist moved from Güímar to La Laguna, getting quickly involved in the local music scene. Soon after, Guerra participated with four of his songs in a compilation sponsored by the local government, also joining a group of artists called Taller Canario. In 1993 Pedro Guerra decided to move to Madrid. After singing at small local venues, his songs began to get attention and be performed by famous Spanish singers such as Paloma San Basilio, Victor Manuel, and Ana Belen. In 1994 Pedro Guerra was awarded for the first time after his song "Ondas" was voted the best of the year in Spain. Following the release of his first live album called Golosinas, Pedro Guerra recorded in Paris and Madrid Tan Cerca de Mi, issued in 1997. One of his major achievements was composing the soundtrack for Mararía, a movie directed by José Betancor. Played by the Canary Islands' Philharmonic Orquestra, the album was nominated by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Sciences for Best Movie Soundtrack. In February 1999 Guerra's album Raíz was released.

Wikipedia:

Pedro Manuel Guerra Mansito (2 June 1966 in Güímar, Tenerife) is a Spanish singer-songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Guerra is the son of Pedro Guerra Cabrera the first President of the Canarian parliament. He began studying the guitar at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Tenerife.

At the age of 16 he started to perform regularly throughout Tenerife. At 18 he moved to the university city San Cristóbal de La Laguna, where he met fellow singer-songwriters Andrés Molina, Rogelio Botanz, and Marisa Delgado, with whom he formed Taller Canario de Canción in 1985. Marisa left the group the following year.

Pedro Guerras' style is based on Canarian folk music, as well as contemporary popular music, Latin American, and North African music.

In 1993 he moved to Madrid and embarked upon a solo career. As a musician and composer he worked together with Ana Belén, Víctor Manuel, Joaquín Sabina, Javier Álvarez, Paloma San Basilio, Amistades Peligrosas and the group Cómplices.

In 1995 he released his first solo album Golosinas. For his album Mararía (1998) he was nominated by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España and won the Mejor Banda Sonora de Obra Cinematográfica de los Premios de la Música, which is awarded yearly by the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (S.G.A.E.) and the Sociedad de Artistas, Intérpretes o Ejecutantes (A.I.E.).

For the election of the European Parliament in 2005 he supported the campaign of Izquierda Unida.