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03 February 2011 11:19 PM

The “universal pain” from the forced disappeared pictured in an exhibition

Photojournalist Gervasio Sánchez culminates a decade of his work with a new exhibition called ‘Disappeared’. He has pictured the pain of family members who face the loss of a relative disappeared by a dictatorial regime. The work is shown...
Pau Casals' widow, Marta Casals at the Kennedy Centre (by A. Matamoros)

03 February 2011 12:25 AM

Pau Casals' widow urges to recuperate the anthem the famous cellist composed for the UN

Marta Casals asks the Spanish Government to ask the UN to recuperate the anthem that 40 years ago Pau Casals especially composed. The anthem was used in the seventies, under U Thant’s term, and then forgot. The famous cellist wrote a song for peace.

31 January 2011 10:49 PM

Over 10,000 Catalan Castellers unite in Valls to build human towers together

Valls experienced one of the most spectacular and unique Catalan events. Over 57 groups came together to build traditional human towers

31 January 2011 10:10 PM

Barcelona remembers the 1931 declaration of the Catalan Republic

In commemoration of the declaration of the Catalan Republic, 500 voluntary actors dress-up in 1930's style to participate in the film production, '14 April. Macià against Companys', a review of the declaration of the Catalan Republic, which...

26 January 2011 11:28 PM

Over 2,500 people pay tribute to Pau Casals at a concert in Washington

A tribute concert to the internationally renowned Catalan cellist and conductor Pau Casals took place in Washington DC. The memorable concert brought Marta Casals back to her husband’s performance in the White House in 1961, in front of...
A caption from Manresa' Mediterranean Fair closure spectacle (by E. Escolà)

25 January 2011 06:37 PM

Manresa’ Mediterranean Fair will take part in the world's largest winter music festival, Celtic Connections

Representatives from the Mediterranean Fair of Manresa will take part in the world's largest winter music festival this year, Celtic Connections. Between the 27th and the 30th of January, a number of Catalans will be in the city of Glasgow taking...
Xavier Mallafré, the new President of the Book Editors Gild (by M. Amengual)

21 January 2011 11:17 PM

The book sector makes 10% less profit than in 2010

According to the Publishers Association of Catalonia, the book sector made a 10% loss last year. Books in Catalan represent 26.5% of the domestic market, 1.1% more than in 2009.
The SMUC students will also perform (by Festival Internacional de Percussió)

20 January 2011 10:36 PM

Barcelona’s 6th International Percussion Festival ready

According to the artistic director of the festival Josep Maria Dutra "this year has the best line in the history of the festival”. The festival combines a broad international representation with a small Catalan one.
Montserrat Caballé will retire in two years at the age of 80 (by ACN)

19 January 2011 10:30 PM

Montserrat Caballé will retire in two years at the age of 80

After 50 years of performing, the Catalan opera soprano Montserrat Caballé said she will step down in two years with a farewell tour. The Catalan diva is considered one of the world’s greatest sopranos of the 20th century. Her popularity...
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