LiberPress Song Award 2018

Marina Rossell

Marina Rossell is a Catalan singer-songwriter with a splendid career spanning many years, committed to freedom and human rights. She has produced numerous albums, the first of which was Si volíeu escoltar, in 1976, followed by some twenty other recordings, including Penyora (Fotogramas de Plata Award 1978), Bruixes i maduixes (best Catalan disc of the year 1980), Cos meu, recorda (1982), Barca del temps (Gold disc 1985), Marina (1993), Ha llovido (1996), Marítim (2003), Marina Rossell al Liceu (2008), Marina Rossell canta Moustaki (double disc), Tribut a Moustaki and Cançons de la resistència (2015). She has also performed with other musicians, such as Georges Moustaki, Montserrat Caballé, Tete Montoliu and Aute, has contributed to collective albums: Llegendes de Catalunya, Som una nació, Que naveguen los sueños, Poesía necesaria, Por la paz en Palestina, BarnaSants,10 anys de ritmes i cançons, Les nostres cançons contra la sida, Concert per la llibertat, and participated in tributes to Serrat and Raimon, among many others.

She has undertaken numerous tours throughout Europe, America and Africa and has sung at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, in the Palestinian territories and in Ciudad Juárez. In 2016 she recorded a video clip for the refugee campaign, Casa nostra, casa vostra. She has the Saint George Cross and has received the Olof Palme Award for her fight for peace. In 2009 she won the Best Traditional Music Album Prize in the 13th Spanish Music Awards.

LiberPress Song Award 2018

Marina Rossell has won the 2018 LiberPress Song Award, which will henceforth be called the LiberPress Joëlle Stinkess Award, for a musical career of great virtuosity, based on solidarity, respect, generosity and humanity, and for understanding song as a tool for peace, for the unity of individuals and peoples, but also for defending human dignity and denouncing violations of it. For her, music is the best of all worlds, a world that everyone can understand, feel and enjoy, and she seeks to give this world of notes and lyrics to everyone. Gifted with a wonderful voice that expresses a universal music without borders, she is an indispensable singer-songwriter in our country and everywhere.