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Javier Ruibal receives the national prize of the current music 2017

The jury highlights the composer's influence on "artists of several generations"

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Javier Ruibal receives the national prize of the current music 2017
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The musician Cadiz Javier Ruibal has been awarded this Wednesday with national prize of current music 2017. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport annually awards this award, endowed with 30,000 euros.

The jury has estimated Ruibal for "His Excellency as composer, singer and guitarist" and for development "of a language that has influenced artists of several generations." "The quality of its long history since independence" and its "artistic coherence" have also been valued.

Ruibal (Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, 1955) is a composer, arranger, guitarist and singer. He has edited more than a dozen albums over more than 30 years of artistic career. In his music he usually merges classical rock, jazz and poetry from 27th.

In his tour he has collaborated with artists such as Paco de Lucía and Joan Valent, with whom he composed music of Carmen by Sara Baras. In addition, he wrote lyrics to music of Erik Satie and melody to poems of Lorca and Alberti, and was finalist to Goya to best song for Tunas in Paradise. His contribution to arts has earned him, among or awards, Andalusian government's Medal of Arts.

The jury, chaired by Director General of National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), Montserrat Iglesias, has been composed of Santiago Auserón; Juan Carlos Espinosa; Tomás F. Flores; Charles Galilee; Pilar Parreño, on proposal of Association of Women in Music; Amparo Sánchez (Amparanoia); Mª Isabel Quiñones (martyrdom); and assistant Director general of Music and dance of INAEM, Eduardo Fernandez Palomares, as vice-president.

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