Joaquín Sabina is a true songwriter. He's also a singer. And yes, he's a living legend in his native Spain.
Over the course of a 33-year career as a recording artist, Sabina has amassed a ton of honors and accolades. And it all began with Sabina's first number one single, "Pongamos Que Hablo de Madrid" ("Let's Bet I Speak of Madrid") off his second album, Malas Compañías (Bad Company). But it's not really his singing — though his raspy voice is unique and immediately recognizable — that has made him one of la madre patria's most prized artists.
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More than his other talents, Sabina's songwriting has been heralded for its thematic depth and singular way with language. A wordsmith in every sense of the word, he has proven his talent on every one of his 20 albums. Yet at the end of the day, the man is still a performer. And he'll give the people of Miami a rare chance to see him live when he plays the AAA this Friday.