Amparo Sánchez - Amparo Sánchez

Amparo Sánchez
Amparo Sánchez - We are all.  Women in freedom, on Public TV (16046207244) (cropped) .jpg
Buenos Aires 2015
Personal information
Birth name Amparo Mercedes Sánchez Pérez View and modify data on Wikidata
Birth As September 24 as 1969
Alcalá la Real ( Jaén )SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain (51 years old)
Alcalá la Real ( Spain ) View and modify data on Wikidata
Home San Pedro de Ribas View and modify data on Wikidata
nationality Spanish
Sons 2 View and modify data on Wikidata
Professional information
Occupation Singer , songwriter
Instrument Voice (music)
Related artists Amparanoia
Member of Amparanoia View and modify data on Wikidata

Amparo Mercedes Sánchez Pérez known as Amparo Sánchez , born in Alcalá la Real ( Jaén ) on September 24 , 1969 , is a pioneer Spanish singer, songwriter, musician, writer and producer of musical miscegenation. [ 1 ]


He was born in Alcalá la Real but it was in Granada where he began his musical career with his first band, Correcaminos , alternating with other groups as an occasional vocalist.

In 1993 he went to Madrid where he recorded his first album entitled “ Haces bien ” with the Magnetic Factory. Later he created the group The Gang.

In 1995 with a guitar and his own songs added to some versions he began to play in some clubs in the Malasaña neighborhood. Together with La Vacazul he created a group called Ampáranos del blues , with which he toured a part of Spain and made his way in France, establishing the headquarters in Marseille . Morocco , especially Essaouira , Granada , Madrid and Marseille became a source of inspiration for Amparo. [ 2 ]

Manu Chao and Radio Bemba were installed in Malasaña . Amparo also worked putting beers in a bar called Tío Vinagre . Where they played and many times they woke up between guitars , cajons , bongos and some other instrument that accompanied one of the many musicians who landed there. It was the seed of Amparanoia [ 2 ] group created in 1997.

In 2000 he discovered Mexico: music, painting, Frida Kahlo , Chiapas and the revolutionary movement . In 2005, accompanied by her three musicians, she will stay for a month in the Zapatista community La Realidad. There he records the song We are wind . [ 3 ]

In 2008 he put an end to Amparanoia and decided to pursue a solo career. It was a decision matured over two years - she explained in an interview - that arose in 2006 at a concert in Montreal when several of her musicians missed their flight to reach Canada and she had to go on stage with a double bass player and a drummer. [ 4 ]

In the 2000s he settled in San Pedro de Ribes . [ 1 ]

Solo career

In 2010 she released her first solo album, Tucson-Habana with an acoustic repertoire composed entirely by the artist, with the exception of the song "La Parrandita de las Santas", authored by the Cuban composer and singer Mane Ferret. It was recorded in two stages, one in 2007 in Tucson , Arizona and the other in 2009 in Havana . The album includes a collaboration with Omara Portuondo .

In 2012 he edited Alma de Cantaora, 13 songs in which he also had collaborations: Caléxico (en Muchacho ); Drink ( Out, beast ); From Pedro ( Woman Rising ); Mane Ferret ( Old passion and "Pulpa de Tamarindo"); Arianna Puello ( The flower of the word ), Bite ( Vueltas ), Howe Gelb (the leader of Giant Sand, in the English Free day ) and Charlat'58 and Bongo Botrako (in the reggae version of Alma de cantaora ).

It is a "more acoustic" format, with a "trip to the interior and also to the exterior, to reflect what is happening to the planet", he explains. [ 1 ]

In 2014 he released the album Espíritu del sol .

2020 edit BSO The girl and the wolf 1 , where he talks about the situation of abuse he suffered and have announced a second part [ 5 ]

Complaint against violence against women

In 2014 he published the book The girl and the wolf. Live to tell it, a story of sexist violence and overcoming , a book in which he explained his experience facing a decade of continuous abuse that he suffered from his partner, from his adolescence, at 14, to 24.

Personal life

She is mother of two children. The first was born when Amparo was 16 years old. [ 6 ] For a decade, between the ages of 14 and 24, she was abused by her partner. He told his story years later in the book "The girl and the wolf."


  • 2016 Meridiana Award for its innovation and its commitment to social issues. For understanding her art as a means to change the world, counting in her repertoire with feminist themes that vindicate the role of women in the world . [ 7 ]
  • 2018: Best Empowered Soundtrack at the XXI Edition of the 2018 Progressive Women Awards, awarded by the Federation of Progressive Women. [ 8 ]

Solo discography

  • Tucson-Havana (2010)
  • Alma de cantaora (2012) (Kasba Music 2012)
  • Spirit of the Sun (2014)


  • 2014 The girl and the wolf (Ediciones Lupercalia; Ediciones Boulevard in Mexico and Argentina)


  1. a b c MARTORELL
    BARCELONA, NÚRIA. "Amparo Sánchez, ex-Amparanoia, publishes 'Alma de cantaora ' " . The Newspaper . Retrieved February 18, 2016 .
  2. ^ A b "Profile of Amparo Sánchez" . Retrieved February 19, 2016 .
  3. ^ "Amparo Sanchez, the rockeuse assagie" . (in French) . Retrieved February 18, 2016 .
  4. CMTV. "CMTV - Biography of Amparo Sánchez" . . Retrieved February 18, 2016 .
  6. «DateCuenta | Amparo Sánchez » . Date Account . Archived from the original on March 1, 2016 . Retrieved February 19, 2016 .
  7. ^ Press, Europe. "The rector of the UGR, Carolina Marín or Mariló Rico, Meridiana Awards 2016" . . Retrieved February 18, 2016 .
  8. «Registration AWARDS WOMEN PROGRESSIVE 2018» . Google Docs . Retrieved December 11, 2018 .