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Raphael: “El Tamborilero”

Christmas season is not over at all: in Spain, even if Santa Claus came yesterday, all kids are waiting for the “Reyes Magos” arrival on January 6th! This period also has its songs, and today we bring Raphael’s “tamborilero” or, as more popularly known, “el ropopompón”. This iconic track, translated as “Little Drummer Boy”, was released in 1970 showcasing Raphael’s unparalleled vocal prowess and emotive delivery.

Raphael was born in Linares, Spain, in 19. His career spans over six decade, being renowned for his powerful voice and dynamic stage presence. Raphael has achieved international acclaim and remains a true icon in the Spanish-speaking music world. From ballads to festive tunes like “Tamborilero,” his versatility and passion have left an indelible mark on generations of music lovers. As we celebrate the holidays, “Tamborilero” serves as a reminder of Raphael’s timeless contributions to the rich tapestry of Spanish music.