Joan Manuel Serrat’s new book: a journey through his life and his music.

Joan Manuel Serrat's new book: a journey through his life and his music.

Joan Manuel Serrat, the iconic Catalan singer-songwriter, has left an indelible mark on Spanish and world music with his captivating lyrics and melodies. Now, a new book entitled “Serrat. La música de una vida”, written by Jaume Collell, offers a deep insight into the musical roots that shaped the artistic career of this talented musician.

Since his childhood in the neighborhood of Poble Sec, Serrat was immersed in an environment rich in musical traditions.

According to Collell, the author of the book, the young Serrat was passionate about zarzuela and copla, influences that would later be reflected in his own music. In addition, her “Catalan component by birth” and the cultural environment of her neighborhood contributed to forge her unique and eclectic style.

The new book by Joan Manuel Serrat

Collell’s research reveals that Serrat was an avid researcher of Latin American folklore, being one of the first to introduce in Spain the music of artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui.

In addition, his taste for diverse musical genres, such as flamenco, jazz, Italian music and French chanson, further enriched his repertoire and artistic vision.

The book also explores Serrat’s relationship with music throughout his life. Although he was initially unaware of his musical vocation, his undeniable talent and ability to connect with audiences led him to become a leading figure on the Spanish music scene.

From his early days on stage to his rise to international stardom, Serrat has left an indelible mark on the history of music.

Through first-hand testimonies and bibliographic material, Collell offers an intimate look at the life and music of Joan Manuel Serrat. From his early influences to his lasting impact on Spanish and world music, “Serrat.

The Music of a Lifetime” is a tribute to the extraordinary career of one of the most beloved and respected artists of our time.

A journey through his life and music.

The book takes us back to his childhood, exploring the ground he walked on as a child and revealing how these early experiences shaped his musical identity. With an eclectic taste that ranged from zarzuela to copla, Serrat absorbed a variety of musical genres that would later become part of his work.

The influence of the radio and his mother, who transmitted his love for the copla and artists such as Concha Piquer, were fundamental in Serrat’s musical formation.

Through anecdotes and memories, the book immerses us in Serrat’s world, showing us his passion for music and his tireless search for new forms of expression.