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Raimon will perform in the 49th edition of the Porta Ferrada Festival (by ACN)

20 July 2011 11:15 PM

Lloyd Cole, Brian Ferry, Gilberto Gil, Raimon and the Comediants all starring at the 49th Porta Ferrada Festival

The 49th edition of the Porta Ferrada Festival is a "preamble to the fiftieth and is as competitive a program as always. Hopefully, it is the gateway to an edition that will reach a much larger audience this year", said Festival director Albert...
Irish accordianist Sharon Shannon (by FIMPT)

14 July 2011 05:39 PM

21 bands from all over the world to perform at Vilanova i la Geltrú’s International Traditional Popular Music Festival

This year’s festival is dedicated to the Catalan rumba with the legend Peret and the band Sabor de Gràcia. Other artists, coming from 10 different countries, are: Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon, Algerian singer Neila Benbey, Blue, Nácara or...
The Museum Dalí, in Figueres (by ACN)

12 July 2011 12:02 PM

“Salvador Dalí sings”: magical performance prepared to celebrate Acústica Festival tenth anniversary

Famous poems and quotes from the Catalan painter will be coupled with songs in two exceptional concerts in Dalí’s hometown Figueres. Twelve groups will perform in the celebration of the artist, including Manel, Love of Lesbian, Antònia Font or...
Pere Ponce, showing the movie's snowflake (by E. Rosanas)

07 July 2011 10:36 PM

Albino gorilla ‘Snowflake’ movie to première in December

Directed by Andrés G. Schaer and featuring popular actors Pere Ponce and Elsa Pataky, the film hopes to reach an international audience. It combines 3D animated features with real images. The movie pictures Snowflake, the popular albino gorilla...
The MEAM focuses on figurative art from the 20th and 21st centuries (by M Armengual)

04 July 2011 11:17 PM

Barcelona has a new museum on European Modern Art

The European Museum of Art houses 20th and 21st Century figurative paintings and sculptures from all over the world. It is located in Barcelona’s Palau Gomis, next to the Picasso Museum. The MEAM belongs to a private institution and aims at...
Paintings from Sorpe (by MNAC)

01 July 2011 01:29 AM

The world’s most important exhibition of Romanesque art opens again and this time, renovated

Catalonia’s National Museum of Art (MNAC) hosts the most important collection of Romanesque art in the world. It displays works from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, and some mural painting ensembles that are unique. After half a year of...
One of the Primavera Sound's main stages moments before the start of a concert this 2011 (by P. Cortina)

28 June 2011 04:26 PM

Catalan music festivals: from craze to consolidation

Late spring and summertime bring a myriad of music festivals throughout Catalonia. Some of them have only lasted a few editions, but others have become true milestones at international level, such as the Sónar or the Primavera Sound.
'Une flûte enchantée', a show by Peter Brook based on Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute' (by Pascal Victor Artcomart)

22 June 2011 04:44 PM

Barcelona’s Summer Arts Festival ‘Grec’ to dazzle until the end of July

This year’s the ‘Festival Grec’ pays special attention to French theatre and dance, both large productions and smaller innovative shows. It brings together both international and local productions, and includes theatre, dance, music and...
Students from the Catolonia's High School of Music (ESMUC) showing their performances in a space for new talents at the Sónar

17 June 2011 02:17 PM

Barcelona’s Sónar electronic music festival opens its doors

The Catalan capital is these days the electronic music world’s capital city. The 18th edition of the International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art Sónar kicks off in Barcelona. It the annual meeting place for electronic music fans...
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