Maria del Mar Bonet

Bonet in 2007

Maria del Mar Bonet i Verdaguer (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈɾi.ə ðəɫ ˈma boˈnət]) (born 1947 in Palma, Majorca) is a Balearic singer from the island of Majorca.

Early life and career

Bonet studied ceramics in the school of arts, but eventually decided to dedicate herself to music. She arrived in Barcelona in 1967, where she began to sing with the group Els Setze Jutges.[1] She has published many rock music albums in Catalan, in spite of the ban on the Catalan language and its music during Francisco Franco's dictatorship. She has performed throughout China as well as in Japan, the former USSR, Tunisia, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States.