Eduard Canimas

MUSIC

Author: Eduard Canimas

Band members:
Eduard Canimas (vocals and acoustic guitar)
David Ibáñez (electric guitar)
Anscari Isorna (Spanish guitar)
Ricard Vives (bass guitar)
Àngel Abad (drums)
Quimi Portet (electronic vocals, additional sounds)

EDUARD CANIMAS

EL VIATGE DE L'HEROI

LYRICS OF EL VIATGE DE L'HEROI
EDUARD CANIMAS

Fes el que has de fer, que és tenir fe en lo que fas
I la fe no es cosa cega, és confiança en tu mateix.
Ets el guardià de la memòria del teu cos
i el teu cos està malalt
però l'esperit és d’un guerrer.

El viatge de l'heroi és anar fent sense soroll
matant bitxos i dimonis fins i tot amb l'aigua al coll.
El viatge de la vida una riuada d'alegria,
regalims de poesia, una urpada a la ferida.

EL QUE TU HAS TRAVESSAT
NO ÉS UNA BASSA D'OLI,
ETS UNA FLOR DEL FANG,
OCELL MIGRATORI (bis)

De llums i de penombres, d'esquerdes i combats,
de caure i d'aixecar-se, d'estar sempre a l'esguard.
De trencar cadenes d'opinions paralitzants,
d'assolir la dignitat del rebel al caminar.

EL QUE TU HAS TRAVESSAT
NO ÉS UNA BASSA D'OLI,
ETS UNA FLOR DEL FANG,
OCELL MIGRATORI (bis)

D'angoixes i tristeses en podràs fer nova mel
del rusc d'unes abelles d’una claror del cel.
Vindran més primaveres, més històries per filar,
vindran noves fronteres que caldrà desdibuixar.

COORDINATING INSTITUTIONS

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

Grupo de que hablamos cuando hablamos de Chagas (CONICET, UNLP, CIIE) de Argentina, Ambulatório de Doença de Chagas e Insuficiência cardíaca, PROCAPE, Universidad Federal de Pernambuco (UPE), Brasil; Fundación Leo Messi; la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Personas Afectadas por la Enfermedad de Chagas (FINDECHAGAS), Programa de Control de la Enfermedad de Chagas de la OMS.

Why Eduard Canimas?

In early 2014, with the Brazilian Portuguese song written and ready for release, we decided to make more music, this time in Catalan.

We were looking for a singer with the right profile and a unique outlook. Then one March day, in Sant Andreu de Manresa Hospital’s Gothic Hall, at an Eduard Canimas concert, we found just the person to write a song for us in Catalan.

We spoke to him and he was ready for the challenge right from the start. We visited him at home in Olot and explained the details of the global campaign, the results of research into Chagas disease and its social implications.

By July 2014, Eduard Canimas had written the song “El viatge de l’heroi” (“The hero’s journey”), an ode to overcoming obstacles. He recorded the song at Music Lan studios in Avinyonet de Puigventós in October 2014 with Quimi Portet, Jordi Solé and the rest of his band, after officially debuting it that September at the Concert for Chagas Disease in La Plata, Argentina.

About the artist:

Eduard Canimas, Sant Feliu de Pallerols (Catalunya) 1965

Eduard Canimas, a musician and singer, was born on 6 June 1965 in Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Gironès. In the early 1980s, he started leading an experimental theatre group named ACIC-Teatro in Girona.

A few years later, between 1984 and 1985, he started singing cover versions of songs by artists such as Sisa, Pau Riba, Lou Reed and David Bowie in Girona’s bars, accompanied by his friend Adrià Puntí. In 1991, he founded the band Zitzània. Their first release was a demo tape titled “Orquídeas y ortopedias”, which made waves on the local scene. In 1997, another release won a demo tape competition held by Enderrock magazine. They then went on to release their only studio album, “La peixera dels tòtils” and performed it on the Plaça Major at the Mercat de Música Viva de Vic music festival. In 2003, Canimas released his first solo album, titled “Canimas i rebentas”, and his song “Merry Christmas” won the Cerverí Prize for Best Lyrics in a public vote. This record helped Eduard Canimas earn the approval of critics as well as artists like Sisa and Pau Riba, who were also involved in recording the album.

In 2006, he released “Noh iha crisi”, in 2010 the critically-acclaimed “Sagrat cor” was released. His latest album, “Un pam de net”, released in 2016 and included the track “El viatge de l’heroi”.

Eduard Canimas

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