Ali Primera

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Birthday
31, 1942
Birthplace
Venezuela
Death Date
Feb 16, 1985 (42)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1942
Birthplace
Venezuela
Death Date
Feb 16, 1985 (42)

About

Nicknamed "El Cantor del Pueblo," this popular 20th-century Venezuelan singer is remembered for his work in the socially conscious Nueva Cancion music genre. His hit protest songs include "No Basta Rezar" and "Humanidad."

Before Fame

He lived in poverty for much of his early life, but successfully graduated from high school in Caracas, Venezuela and subsequently studied chemistry at the Central University of Venezuela.

Trivia

He was killed in an automobile accident in early 1985. His final album, Ali En Vivo!, was released posthumously.

Family Life

Born Rafael Sebastian Primera Rosell, he was born in Coro, Venezuela, to Carmen Adela Rossell and Antonio Primera.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Venezuelan vocalist Franco Vita.