Massiel (real name Maria de los Angeles Santamaria Espinosa) is a Spanish singer. She was born on August 2, 1947 in Madrid but her parents were from Asturias. His father Emilio was a renowned artist manager. Her cuban ballet teacher put María the nickname of Massiel. She made her debut in 1966 with "Di que no", considered as one of the first protest songs in Spain, a genre that would increase its popularity till the end of the Franco's dictatorship.