Flamenco, jazz, pop and Latin music take the stage at the Vic Live Music Market Festival

The Vic Live Music Market Festival began yesterday with performances by the eclectic artists Pedro Javier González, Raúl Rodríguez and Trilok Gurtu. The 5-day event will include live flamenco, jazz, pop and Latin music shows from local and international artists.


September 17, 2010 11:51 PM

Vic (ACN).- This Thursday, the Catalan city of Vic officially became the Catalan capital for live music. The musical project ‘Transversal’ took to the stage yesterday to inaugurate the first day of the 22nd edition of Mercat de Música Viva de Vic (Vic Live Music Market Festival), which is a mix between a music festival and a programmer market. The show took place at the Teatre l'Atlàntida where attendees enjoyed the 45-minute performance of musical artists Pedro Javier González, Raúl Rodríguez and Trilok Gurtu.

The inaugural show brought together Pedro Javier Gónzález and his fusion of flamenco guitar with a Mediterranean style, Raúl Rodriguez and his Cuban tres -an instrument that combine flamenco and Latin sounds- and Trilok Gurtu’s percussion that combines jazz sounds with those of his Indian origins. 

Pedro Javier González of Barcelona, Raul Rodríguez of Seville, and the Hindi percussionist Trilok Gurtu engaged in an instrumental dialogue of sounds and personalities from very different origins. The result of this style fusion was the musical performance ‘Transversal’. The concert ended in a standing ovation from the audience.

‘Transversal’ is an example of the MMVV’s will to collaborate with other markets and festivals. In this case, the concert was a co-production with the Festival de la Porta Ferrada de Sant Feliu de Guíxols. There are four more collaborations in the festival, including a co-production with the Italian musician and producer Cesare dell'Anna and his company Puglia Sounds.

Beth presents her new album at the MMVV

One of the most anticipated events of the festival is the release of singer Beth’s album entitled ‘Segueix-me el fil’. The Auditori de l'Atlàntida is already completely sold out for the event.

Rumba artists Solo Muchachito, the jazz artist Ara Dinkjian and the indie-folk act The New Raemon closed the festival’s first day Thursday night.