In the Middle Ages there were minstrels who would go from village to village singing the news, entertaining the people, dancing... Actually, that was the way people learned about El Cid Campeador and the battles in which he participated. There are still a few of them left nowadays. Here are a couple of examples.
Some articles to read:
Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature (The Guardian)
Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Don’t know him? Listen here. (The Washington Post)
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Another poet singer, Canadian Leonard Cohen.
Some other hits by Leonard Cohen: Suzanne , First we take Manhattan ,