LEGENDARY Spanish pop singer-songwriter Miguel Bosè says he wants to ‘stimulate the Latin and immigrant vote’ to thwart Republican candidate and property tycoon Donald Trump in the USA general elections.
Bosè, 60, who has released yet another compilation album, MTV Unplugged, to add to his vast collection over his 37-year music career, has been heavily involved in pro-peace work, which earned him honorary Colombian nationality in March 2011.
And the popular Spanish artist is determined to ‘stuff Trump’, in his own words – or, at least, the cleaned-up version.
“I don’t even want to imagine Donald Trump winning the US elections. It’s beyond my comprehension of science fiction,” Bosè told reporters this week.
“The whole world will be in serious danger if this happens, because he’s demented. He’s insane, egocentric and a Caligula,” Bosè announced, referring to the nickname of megalomaniac Roman emperor Julius Caesar.
Bosè is one of a number of artists planning a concert in San Diego, which straddles the Mexican-US border, in an attempt to rally latinos living in the USA to vote against Trump.
This will not be the first group concert he has performed in to raise awareness of political turbulence, natural disasters, poverty, and other global troubles.
The début Paz sin fronteras (‘Peace without borders’) concert – a Live Aid-style multiple artist event – in 2009 saw Bosè and others singing on the Simón Bolívar International Bridge which joins the border cities of San José de Cúcuta (Colombia) and San Antonio del Tachira (Venezuela) to stop the armed conflict launched by the governments of these two countries and Ecuador, by literally blocking their paths.
Famous international connections
Born Luis Miguel Dominguín Bosè in Panamá – where his dad was working at the time – to Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín and Italian actress, model and 1947 Miss Italy Lucia Bosè Borloni, Miguel Bosè is the uncle of Spanish model and actress Bimba Bosè, 40 – who has been in treatment for metastatic breast cancer for two years – and brother of Spanish actress and fashion designer Paola Dominguín, 56, who is best known for her Murano glass jewellery, perfume and handbags.
Bosè has worked as an actor alongside Penélope Cruz, Andie McDowell (Four weddings and a funeral), Ben Kingsley and Michael York, and director Pedro Almodóvar, has duetted on his albums with Shakira, Michael Bublé, Gloria Gaynor, Ricky Martín, R.E.M. Vocalist Michael Stipe, drummer Stefan Olsdal of Placebo, and Spanish The Voice coaches Laura Pausini, Alejandro Sanz, and Malú.
He was also a coach on The Voice himself, in México in 2012.
Bosè’s parents, Luis Miguel and Lucia, were personal friends of surrealist painter Pablo Picasso and US novellist Ernest Hemingway, a huge fan of Spain, and their children spent many years in Medellín, Colombia as well as Panamá.
A collector of passports, Bosè holds Spanish, Colombian, Panamanian and Italian nationality.
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