Pau Alabajos i Ferrer (born 1982 in Torrent, Horta Oest) is a Valencian singer-songwriter and politician. As of 2017 he has seven records under his belt. He is the current Secretary of the musicians and singers association in the Valencian Country Col•lectiu Ovidi Montllor (COM).

Pau Alabajos
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Background information
Birth namePau Alabajos i Ferrer
BornTorrent, Valencian Country
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, politician
Years active2003–present

Since the 2015 local election he represents Compromís in the City Council of Torrent. The coalition holds a total of four seats.[1]

CareerEdit

Alabajos began his career performing on the streets of Valencia. His first record, Futur en venda (Future for Sale), was released in 2004. It included the song "Cançó Explícita" (Explicit Song) which won an award for its lyrics in 2006.[2]

In 2008, his second album, Teoria del caos (Theory of chaos), was released.[3][4]

In 2011, his third album, Una amable, una trista, una petita pàtria (a kind, sad, little homeland) was released.[5][6]

Alabajos performed across Europe, the United States and other countries.[7][8]

In September 2012, he celebrated ten years on stage with a concert at the Palau de la Música de València.[9] He performed with an orchestra, artists and intellectuals from the Catalan Countries.

He released a live album in 2014: #PaualPalau.[10]

In 2013, he presented a book/musical record called Pau Alabajos diu Mural del País Valencià de Vicent Andrés Estellés based on poems by the Valencian National poet from Burjassot.[11]

One of the songs Alabajos created, based on a poem by Salvador Espriu, was chosen for the album launched in 2013 Amb música ho escoltaries potser millor ("With music you might listen to it better").

In 2016, he released L'amor i la ferocitat ("Love and ferocity"), recorded and produced in Nashville (Tennessee).

PoliticsEdit

Alabajos is the Secretary of the Col•lectiu Ovidi Montllor, an association of Valencian singers and musicians. He is a local councillor in Torrent for Compromís and an activist who supports independence for the Catalan Countries[12] and Palestine.[13]

He took part in debates covering current affairs and wrote pieces for newspapers and magazines such as L'Accent [ca], L'Avanç [ca], L'informatiu [ca], El Temps, Levante-EMV, El País, and VilaWeb). Alabajos has a degree in Catalan Philology.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Compromís per Torrent". Compromispertorrent.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ "1ª Edició dels Premis Ovidi a la Música en Valencià | Valldigna Cultura". Valldignacultura.blog.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Concert de Pau Alabajos i Cesk Freixas | Ajuntament de Betxí". Betxi.es. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "NotĂcia Premis Ovidi 2008 a L'Avanç". Blocs.mesvilaweb.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  5. ^ "El disc de Pau Alabajos, premi de la Fundació Gaetà Huguet de Castelló – Metronom". Metronom.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Raiña Lupa reúne sus ediciones, deLorca engallego a Carlos Pazos" (PDF). Hemeroteca-paginas.lavanguardia.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  7. ^ "XarxaLlull: Pau Alabajos, banda sonora de l'entrega de premis a Freiburg". Xarxallull.cat (in Catalan). 19 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Pau Alabajos | TEORIA DEL CAOS". Blocs.mesvilaweb.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Pau Alabajos conquesta el Palau de la Música – VilaWeb". Vilaweb.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Personal, creïble i apassionat" (PDF). Hemeroteca-paginas.lavanguardia.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de Valéncia | CULTURA I COMUNICACIÓ, PAU ALABAJOS DIU MURAL DEL PAÍS VALENCIÀ". Jardibotanic.org. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Un portavoz de CompromĂs: ÂŤSoy independentista desde que tomĂŠ conciencia polĂticaÂť". ABC. Spain. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Gaza, un any desprĂŠs". Blocs.mesvilaweb.cat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.

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