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Background information
Birth nameJosé Gomez Romero
Born (1940-03-05) March 5, 1940 (age 79)
Barcelona, España
GenresCanción melódica, Balada, Bolero, Tango
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals and Fiddle
Years active
  • 1965 - 2014
  • 2016 - present
Associated acts

José Gómez Romero, artistically known as Dyango (born March 5, 1940), nicknamed "The voice of love", is a Spanish musician and singer of romantic music. He is widely regarded as one of the most romantic Spanish singers, and one of the best performers on the international level.[1]

Dyango is one of the most popular and most respected singers and one of the most romantic voices in Latin America and Spain,[2] his name is due to the Romani (Gypsy) guitarist Django Reinhardt. Two of his sons, Marcos Llunas and Jordi, are also singers.

Early years[edit]

Dyango was born on March 5, 1940 in Barcelona, but was inscribed by his father on May 8, and thus appears as his date of birth in official documents.[3] José Gómez Romero adopted Dyango as a stage name (taken from the guitarist of jazz gypsy Django Reinhardt), by which he is known and debuted at the Duero Song Festival (1965). In his personal life, the artist is married and is the father of four children, two of whom are singers Marcos Llunas and Jordi.

In 1969 he published his first album that bears his name and the following year he travels to Argentina where he stars alongside Ginamaría Hidalgola. El mundo es de los jóvenes, while editing an album with the same name; this step would open the door to the Latin American market.

Discographically he started in Zafiro and in 1974 signed for EMI, his first album for this company, was in 1975 and was very successful in Latin America, in contrast to the little repercussion of his music in Spain. in 1985 he recorded with the duo Pimpinela the song "For that man".

In 1976, Dyango won the prize (Sirenita de Oro) for the best performer and the best song of the Benidorm Festival with the theme. If I were him, after winning in that festival his career would grow both nationally and internationally.

Since the recording of the tango Nostalgia, in 1976, Dyango consolidated its conquest of the Spanish market of the romantic ballad. In 1980, Dyango represented Spain in the OTI Festival 1980 with the song Querer and to lose written by Ray Girado, occupying the second place.

Already between 1983 and 1984 it launches to the market the discs Bienvendo to the club and Al fin alone of great success in Argentina and Colombia. In 1988, he honored the music of Buenos Aires, with his album Tango, becoming one of the few non-Rio de Janeiro artists to be accepted and blessed by the environment deltango, where he recorded a great friendship with Roberto Goyeneche.

In 1989 he recorded the album Suspiros where he included the song El more that he loved of the composer Concha Valdes Miranda, achieving a worldwide success. In 1993 he recorded the album Morir de amor where he recorded the duet with Nana Mouskouri: Esperé en el cielo, Los Panchos theme.

In 1994 he recorded the album A loco como yo, on which he sang a duet with the Mexican Armando Manzanero (author and director of all subjects) the song "It has cost expensive". After several albums, in 1997 he publishes his longed-for album in Catalan, where he sings tangos in that language.

In the decade of 2000 he published several albums of great successes, where he would include such well-known songs as "Corazón mágico", "La mare (encatalán)", "For that woman", "Doctor", "Amor de tango", "Whenever you want, wherever you want".

His album Stabbing in the Soul with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and arrangements by Maestro Carlos Franzetti was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2010, a work around the tango, recorded between Prague, New York and Barcelona.

In 2013 Dyango participates in the Concert for Freedom, held at Camp Nou in Barcelona on June 29, 2013, organized by Òmnium Cultural along with other civil society entities, such as the Catalan National Assembly or the Pro Seleccions Esportives Catalanes Platform with the aim of claiming, through the universal language of music, the right of the Catalan people and all the peoples of the world to be able to freely and democratically decide their own future; when the singer announced his participation in that act outraged many sectors of the rest of Spain. Dyango responded firmly to the questions of 13 TV,[4] he stated that in the current situation it would be necessary to hold a referendum in Catalonia and, ultimately, to achieve separation from Spain.

After summer of 2013 Dyango published the disc The singer, an album of romantic cut that describes his own life.[5] On September 7, 2013, he announced his retirement from the long American tours, not from music or from the concerts.

The artist joins several personalities and in March of that same year lent his face to the campaign of the "ANC" in favor of a unilateral declaration of independence on the part of the governing authorities of Catalonia.[6]

Since then, his repertoire has included "boleros" (romantic Spanish music), "tangos" (Argentinian music) and "rancheras" (Mexican music), remakes of songs from the 60's, dozens of his own songs, even lyrical pieces. In his career, he has recorded duets with the following artists: Celia Cruz, Oscar D'León, Sheena Easton, Roberto Goyeneche, Pimpinela and the tenor Jaume Aragall.

In 1989 he recorded the album Suspiros which included "El que mas te ha querido" by composer Concha Valdés Miranda, reaching a worldwide success, he was nominated for a Grammy three times.

Dyango has obtained in his career 55 gold records and 40 platinum, which have been awarded in Spain as well as other Latin American countries, as well as the USA. Amongst them A corazón Abierto has received double platinum status.

Currently, Dyango is immersed with taking on new forms of expressions of his career, like painting.

Dyango suffered a heart attack and was admitted in a Barcelona hospital until March 5, 2009.

He is also an advocate of Catalonia's independence from Spain.

Recognition and sales[edit]

In 1976 he obtained the prize (Sirenita de Oro) for the best performer and the best song of the Benidorm Festival with the theme Si yo fuera el.

Dyango received the Music Prize for Best Song in Catalan for his theme, "El pare" (The Father), 2005. Also, the Association of New York Artists, ACE, awarded him the Best Male Singer Award for Esa Woman, March 21, 1987.

In 1988, the Miami authorities handed him the Key to the City and in 1992 the Giant program of the Univision Chain gave him the Key to the Program, she has also received several awards from the Betty Pino Award in Miami, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988.

Of the Festival of Viña del Mar (Chile) the singer has 2 Torches, those of editions 25 and 31.

Dyango has been nominated several times for the Latin Grammy Awards, the last one in 2010 with the cd Stabbing in the Soul.

He has been invited as the main artist, to one of the best tango festivals in Argentina, the Tangos International Festival of the city of Justo Daract, to perform tangos and close the festival. Dyango was named Citizen Iluste of Justo Daract and received the Gold Condor Award in December 2011.

Dyango has won 55 gold and 40 platinum discs throughout his career, he has also recorded duets with Pimpinela, Rocío Dúrcal, Paco de Lucía, Celia Cruz, Oscar D'León, Sheena Easton, Roberto Goyeneche, Giacomo Aragall and Armando Manzanero.[7]

Farewell tour: Thanks, Goodbye and until forever[edit]

Dyango announced his farewell to his musical profession, making a last tour in Latin America and Spain, thanking thousands of people who formed his great public.

The singer claims to go to several countries in America. In July 2017, he visits Argentina and presents his new CD.


  1. ^ http://www.latinsonghall.com/in-memoriam-concha-valdes-miranda-1928-2017/
  2. ^ http://www.elciudadanoweb.com/clasicos-para-enamorarse-con-dyango/
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140202153728/http://lacomunidad.elpais.com/a-casanova/2013/6/7/dyango
  4. ^ http://m.ara.cat/media/dyango-concert-llibertat_0_932307050.html
  5. ^ http://www.elperiodico.com/es/musica-directa/20121209/dyango-y-sus-nuevas-canciones-2268321
  6. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography: Dyango". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  7. ^ http://www.cmtv.com.ar/biografia/show.php?bnid=1591

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