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The Castellers de Vilafranca in Mataró (by ACN)

28 August 2013 06:20 PM

Catalan Castells are safer than ever with only 2.5% of the towers collapsing in 2013

The medical director of the Coordinadora de Colles Castelleres de Catalunya (the coordinating committee of the human towers of Catalonia – CCCC), Daniel Castillo, has announced that the tradition is just as dangerous as practicing any other...
Catalan musician Peret (by Prats Works)

26 August 2013 10:10 PM

New documentary to explore the Catalan rumba through the life of influential artist Peret

During the 1960s a form of music emerged in the Raval district of Barcelona that combined the passion of the flamenco rumba with the speed and rhythm of the mambo and of rock. It became known as the Catalan rumba and was created by Peret and his...
Montserrat Verdaguer showing a Tom Sharpe's document (by N. Guisasola)

23 August 2013 09:41 PM

Literary legacy of world-famous English author Tom Sharpe to remain in Catalonia

It has been announced that the works of satirical English author, Tom Sharpe, will remain in Catalonia, following the writer’s last will. In addition, his former doctor and secretary Montserrat Verdaguer has been charged with the creation...

One of the Porta Ferrada Festival's concerts, with Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa (by X. Pi)

21 August 2013 09:10 PM

The Costa Brava’s music and theatre Festival of Porta Ferrada ends being an almost sold-out event

The 51st edition of the International Festival of Porta Ferrada, located in the Costa Brava town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, closed its doors with an average attendance of 91%. The event contained 21 music, theatre and dance...

L'Escolania de Montserrat on April 2013 (by ACN)

20 August 2013 09:29 PM

L’Escolania de Montserrat boys choir prepares for its first ever tour in the United States

Next March, L’Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest music schools in Europe and one of the most famous children’s choirs, will carry out its first ever tour in the United States. On the 13th, 14th and...

The Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespérion XXI, with Jordi Savall, playing at Poblet Monastery's church (by R. Segura)

19 August 2013 02:26 PM

Jordi Savall turns the Early Music Festival of Poblet Monastery into a great success

Held in UNESCO’s World Heritage Poblet Monastery, the first edition of the Festival of Ancient Music was a sell-out, and will have a second edition next year, according to the organisers. The Festival was launched by the Catalan...

The last rehearsal of Wow! before the world's premiere in the Peralada Castle Festival (by A. Recolons)

14 August 2013 09:00 PM

Costa Brava’s Festival of Peralada Castle hosts the world premier of the chamber opera ‘Wow!’

This Wednesday, the world premier of the chamber opera ‘Wow!’ takes place at the Festival of Peralada Castle, located in northern Catalonia’s Costa Brava. The libretto is inspired by texts written by Oscar Wilde and Walt...

Barcelona's Piknic Electronic takes place on the Montjuic hill (by D. Bettencourt)

14 August 2013 06:05 PM

Thousands of fans enjoy weekly music event Piknic Electronik in Barcelona

This summer, electronic music fans have the chance to enjoy a weekly music festival in Barcelona with renowned DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Joy Orbison, Claude Vonstroke and M.A.N.D.Y playing in a hillside park to thousands of attendees. The...

Oriol Maspons supervising how his personal archive was transferred to the MNAC (by M. Amengual)

12 August 2013 09:28 PM

Oriol Maspons, the photographer who depicted life in Barcelona between the 1950s and 1980s, dies aged 84

Maspons was one of the greatest Catalan photographers of all time. He is famous for his pictures of the former Somorrostro slum in the Barceloneta beach, party life in Ibiza during the 1970s and Barcelona’s left-wing group of bourgeois...

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