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The pyromusical of La Mercè 2016

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[tentblogger-youtube akB-GJemO-s] La Mercè is Barcelona's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city's patroness saint, Mercè: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won't want to miss. It's celeb...

The pyromusical of La Mercè 2014

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La Mercè is Barcelona's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city's patroness saint, Mercè: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won't want to miss. It's celebrated for five days nearly at the end...

Ave Maria sung by L’Escolania de Montserrat (boys choir)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Vaasx4r_s

Sonia’s Travels: People Watching

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Join Sonia Gil for some great people watching at a hillside music festival in beautiful Barcelona. This city was a favorite of Dalí and Picasso, and their rebellious artistic spirit remains to this day. Video: © so...

The CMMB playing the Spanish classics at the Auditorium

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Concert at the Barcelona Auditorium by the Municipal Band of the Barcelona Conservatory of Music (CMMB). Why not attend one of their performances? (see links) More information: http://www.cmmb.cat/ca/ http://en...

L’Escolania sings for the La Marató de TV3 telethon, with Sergio Dalma

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Escolania de Montserrat and Sergio Dalma sing "Em dónes força" ("You Raise Me Up") for the Catalan programme "La Marató de TV3" of 2011 to benefit biomedical research in the field of regeneration and transplantation o...

Dan Dan Dansa (dan,dan,dance)

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The artistic programming at the Mercat de les Flors features a number of shows for younger children and families, productions that seek to share the magic and play of stage dance with children in order to acquaint the...

Primavera Sound Music Festival

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Primavera Sound is an annual music festival that takes place in Barcelona in late May and, in some years, early June. The festival is held within the Parc del Fòrum leisure site—located approximately 6 km south east f...

Opera house: Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. In contrast...

Cantada d’Havaneres in Calella de Palafrugell

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The Cantada d'Havaneres (Singing of Havaneres Festival) in the picturesque coastal town of Calella de Palafrugell, in La Costa Brava, is a festival of traditional sea shanties brought back from Cuba by Catalan sailors...

Relaxing at Nova Mar Bella Beach: music and sun

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A wonderful afternoon at the Chiringuito Mochima Bar in Nova Mar Bella Beach in Barcelona! Chiringuito Mochima hosts a free beach party every Sunday from June to November. It's also the place where labels such as Minu...

Sònar Electronic Music Festival

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Sònar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, with four festivals taking place in four different cities: Barcelona, T...

Grec Arts and Music Festival

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The Grec Arts and Music Festival of Barcelona is an international theatre, dance, music and circus festival celebrated in July. Over the course of its history, the festival has become not only the major summer att...

Nits a la fresca in summer

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Nits a la fresca is a music program celebrated during summer months in two separate scenarios "Nits d’estiu a La Pedrera" (Summer nights at La Pedrera), a series of summer jazz concerts on roof of Casa Milà and "Nits ...

Piknic Electronic Barcelona Festival

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Piknic Electronic is about enjoying  a day at the park listening to great DJ music on Sunday afternoons and evenings in Barcelona. Piknic Electronic is an outdoor open air electronic music and picnic festival for the ...

Music at the parks

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During June, July and August every year many parks of the city of Barcelona are fill with music. Concerts and small format performances are hosted in some of the most emblematic parks and gardens of the city. These ar...

The youngest jazz band you’ve ever seen!

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Yeah, 'youngest' as in that the musicians are all under 20, in fact most ranging from 10 to 17 years old although some as young as 6 or 7! The SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND is a jazz music band from the district of Sant Andre...

Diada de la Rumba Catalana

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The Rumba Catalana is a genre of music that developed in Barcelona's Romani community beginning in the 1950s. Its rhythms are derived from the flamenco rumba, with influences from Cuban music and rock and roll. The Ca...

A professional exhibition of sardana at the Auditorium

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From the Barcelona Auditorium, closure of a New Year's concert in the late 90s broadcasted by TV3, the Catalan National Television. The sardana named the Santa Espina ('Holy Thorn') composed by Angel Lieder and Enric ...

Sardanes in front of the Cathedral

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A very typical tradition in Barcelona is to gather in front of the Catedral to dance sardanes on Sunday morning. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà...

Barcelona Music Festival “Jardins del Palau Reial de Pedralbes”

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More information: http://www.festivalpedralbes.com/en/the-project/ WHEN?: mid June to early July More videos: Palau de Pedralbes gardens Video: © FestivalPedralbes Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

What Catalan music sounds like?

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A sample of modern Catalan music videoclips This is a playlist, therefore to fast forward to the next videoclip simply press the forward icon or the playlist icon to jump to a specific song. Source: http://www.v...

Percussion Competition in Barcelona

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This competition is held annually to nominate the best amateur group in the city. The date vary from year to year so keep an eye on the official website (below) for the next edition. WHEN?: it varies, check website...

Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada

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The Porta Ferrada International Festival, instituted in 1958, is celebrated in the town's monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols in La Costa Brava, and has become internationally popular with time. It involves theatre, mu...

Palau de la Música Catalana

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The Palau de la Música Catalana (Catalan Music Palace) Note the background singing of El Cant de la Senyera ("Song of the Senyera flag"), a composition for mixed chorus with music by composer Lluís Millet, lyrics b...

Font Màgica de Montjuïc (Magic Fountain)

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Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. Th...

Summer arts and music festivals

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More information: http://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en (around end of May) http://static.sonar.es/sonar-around-the-world.html (in June) http://grec.bcn.cat/en (July and August) http://www.theproject.es/en/fest...

Palau de la Música Catalana

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More information: http://www.palaumusica.cat/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau_de_la_M%C3%BAsica_Catalana http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/804/ (photos) https://www.pinterest.com/bcngifts/barcelona-palau-de-la...

The pyromusical of La Mercè 2013

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La Mercè is Barcelona's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city's patroness saint, Mercè: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won't want to miss. It's celebrated between September 20th and 24th...

Handel’s Hallelujah

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk4AUt2WwWM

Arvo Pärt: Vater Unser (Our Father)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Xm_nR4310

L’Escolania: how we live

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOewuXonhZI

Bruckner’s Te Deum

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ4GNvGEeTw

Virolai, hymn to Our Lady of Montserrat

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Fkh3mUqWY

Catalonia

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Welcome to Catalonia! Catalonia (or Catalunya) is a nation that covers an area of 32,000 km² in the northeast of Spain. It has borders with France and Andorra to the north, Aragon to the west and Valencia to the so...