Writer Judy Cantor-Navas recently moved to Barcelona, Spain, an area dominated by Catalan culture. Ahead of Catalonia’s parliamentary election Sunday, she shares some distinctively Catalan music with us.
The latest news and events on a happening Catalan music scene, covering a wide range of musical genres ranging from Pop, Jazz, Fusion and Folk to World and Electronic Music…
The singer and guitarist Peret was known as the King of the Catalan rumba, the fusion of flamenco with South American rhythms that became a favourite of Barcelona high society at the end of the 1950s…
The new album called ‘Shakira’ comes out today. Shakira has Catalan roots from his mother and lives with her husband, Gerard Pique (soccer player of the club Barcelona) in Barcelona, links apparently she wanted to honor by including the Sau’s song, which also has a Spanish version in the CD.
First-time visitors to Barcelona typically start by heading off to Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. There, they stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the crowds across from the sandcastle-like basilica, marveling at the conical spires and whimsical relief on the church’s facades—some still in the works despite an 1882 groundbreaking.
Preparing to spend a few days amidst baking heat and baked Europeans, the Quietus staff run through a selection of highlights from Sonar Festival in Barcelona, from turbo-charged grime and kuduro to blazing techno and industrial pop
To accompany our interactive map of the UK’s Spotify listening habits, here’s the full list of the top 10 acts streamed in 22 different towns and cities around the UK. Coming soon we’ll have an interactive of this data
The lastest AngloCatalan affair is the first independent festival of Liverpool and Barcelona. Focused on music (but also including illustration and gastronomy), LIV-BCN isn’t about bringing Barcelona to Liverpool, it is a real exchange
Two charismatic figures, the singer Sílvia Pérez Cruz and guitarist and producer Raúl Fernández Miró, have joined forces to record an album together after several years of collaboration and complicity
If you head towards Pedralbes and turn up a narrow side street with thin trees and laundry drying from the balconies above, you’ll come across an art gallery called Punto Aparte.
Twenty years ago today, Blur spearheaded the last big cross-continent fight for pop culture dominance with Girls & Boys. It’s hard to imagine Arctic Monkeys and co fighting the same battle
Catalan Rumba, also known as Gypsy Rumba, is not flamenco, pop or rock music. It is a way of living, sensing and expressing feelings.
How about Hellfest? 20 of the biggest, best and craziest music festivals in the world in 2014.
After a sold out event in March, Brunch Electronik is back for two more dates in April and May. Electronic music fans can enjoy a day of food, flea markets, film screenings and of course, DJ performances.
With the arrival of spring we have a wide range of new products headlined in the Catalan press showing the excellent creativity of our current music scene. One such example is Mishima’s new album, entitled ‘L’ànsia que cura’ (Curative Anxiety or Desire).
Europe’s oldest boys choir, the Escolania de Montserrat, has eased its residency requirements to raise enrollment. The move was effective and now they are on their first American tour.