Singer-songwriter Ramon Muntaner, part of the 'Nova Cançó' movement, dies at 71

He was well-known for singing poetry written by famous Catalan poets such as Miquel Martí i Pol

Ramon Muntaner on February 10, 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)
Ramon Muntaner on February 10, 2018 (by Júlia Pérez) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

December 9, 2021 08:44 PM

Famed singer-songwriter Ramon Muntaner passed away on Thursday at 71. At the time of his death, he held the position of Catalonia's director for the Spanish Author and Editors’ Association (SGAE).

Renowned for his key role in the artistic movement promoting Catalan-language, 'Nova Cançó' (New song), Muntaner’s career started in 1974 after being the supporting artist for the singer-songwriter, Lluís Llach.

Llach, also part of the movement, hailed the deceased songwriter as a "permanent and magnific reference point."

From 1971 to 1989, he devoted himself entirely to music, performing concerts and recording several albums for cinema, television, and theatre.

Some of Ramon Muntaner’s best-recognized works are the songs based on poems written by legendary Catalan poets such as Josep Maria de Sagarra, Pere Quart, or Miquel Martí i Pol.

Muntaner was born on September 29, 1950, in the city of Cornellà de Llobregat, just outside Barcelona.