Singer Rosana Arbelo is to be proposed as a “Favoured Daughter of Arrecife” at an Arrecife council meeting on April 29th.
The Arrecife-born artist moved to Madrid at the age of 20, where she studied music and performed in local bars. Her first break arrived when Azúcar Moreno, one of the biggest-selling Spanish groups of the time, recorded one of her songs.
Later, her first album Lunas Rotas, was an immense international success, converting her into the biggest-selling Spanish female artist of the 1990s.
Rosana has remained closely in touch with her home island throughout her career, and has performed here several times.
The honour of Favoured Son/Daughter is rarely awarded. The last recipient of the title was César Manrique, who was given the honour posthumously, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, in 2019.
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