Manolo Sicart

Category: Announcer
Birth Place: Villameá (Lugo)


He studied Secondary Education as an independent student at Lucus Augusti Secondary School and Philosophy and Arts at Santiago, Granada and Columbia Universities (Master of Arts at Columbia University, 1971-1973). As for his teaching activity, he worked at the University College of Lugo (1974-78) and at the "Teachers College" of the University of Columbia (1972). CINEMA: He worked as a professional in New York (three films) and amateur in Lugo (three films): "Mateo" and "El hombre se hizo hombre" with Punto the Mira and "La Selva" with Carlos Rodríguez. The three films were awarded many prizes in several fetivals. He also worked on radio, TV and advertising in New York, where he lived from 1965 to 1974. From 1981 to 1999, he also worked in the world of finance.

 Work & Activities

RADIO: From 1975 to 1995, he collaborated in the following programmes: "De Cero al Infinito" (experimental programme) and "Universo Invisible" on Radio Popular. On Radio Lugo - Cadena Ser, he collaborated in "Sin Espacio ni tiempo" (critic and interviews), "Viento del Norte" and a news programme for six days a week. He also collaborated on Radio Minuto Galicia in "Viento del Norte 2" for the Galician channel and in "El círculo vicioso", an experimental programme for M-80/SER. He participated in the "Semana da Radio Española", organized by Lugo County Council, taking part in a round table, chaired by Paco Nieto, with Fernando Delgado, Constantino Cabanas and Lino Ventosinos. He also collaborated in "Galicia pola Radio"; in this conference he participated in a round table, chaired by Tareixa Navaza, with Pilar Cañás, Xesús Mato and Xerardo Rodríguez.

TELEVISION: He collaborated in the following programmes on Localia Telelugo: "20 años después", "Soy de aldea", "Siglo XXI, un puente entre la Nada y la Nada" and "Cantos de Sirena" (1999-2005). He also collaborated in "El Progreso" (1994) and "Entremuros", the cultural magazine of Lugo, from September 2003 to August 2004.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was awarded Ondas Prize in 1980 for "Viento del Norte". In 1973, he worked as an actor in New York in the following films: "P.O.W." (Prisioner of War) and "Hot Channels". In the latter. He used the pseudonym ‘M. Tracis’ (Sicart the other way round) owing to troubles with the censorship during Richard Nixon’s term of office.

His work in the cinema and radio is reflected in many Galician and national newspapers as well as in The New York Times, New York Post and Village Voice de Nueva York (1973) and in the following books: "La Radio en España 1923-1993" by Lorenzo Díaz; The City and the People, Provincial Historic Archive of Lugo, 1996; "En el Aire, 75 años de Radio en España" by Armand Balsebre (1999), "Ondas 1954-2003 de Radio Barcelona", "Autores do Instituto de Lugo" by Manuel Celso Matalobos (2005); "Un Lugo de Cine" by Manuel Curiel Fernández (2008); "Galicia pola radio. A historia falada 1933-2008" (2011); "75 años de Radio Lugo", Paco Nieto (2011); A Muralla Cohabitada de José Reigosa (2012) and "España S.L. La Colmena insostenible", José Luis Durán (2013).