José Miguel ÉvoraBorn: 1958, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Spain)
With his older brother Isidro Múñoz, who penned the lyrics, José Miguel Évora wrote the song ‘¿Quién maneja mi barca?’ for young flamenco singer Remedios Amaya. It was the Spanish entry for the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest held in Munich. Évora also conducted the orchestra, although the orchestration had been written by Manuel Aguilar and Javier de Juan. Europe’s juries clearly were not ready for Spanish traditional music and the verdict was quite harsh: not a single point and a shared last place with Turkey.
In due course, a more extensive biography of José Miguel Évora will be published on this website