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Summer Nights at the CaixaForum 2014: Ray Lema

Ray Lema is one of Africa's, and the world's, most innovative, creative artists, moving from the tribal communities of Zaire to the lit streets of Europe. This intrepid path strengthened his artistic talent resulting in some of the best recordings

  1. CaixaForum Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, La Font de la Guatlla, 08038
  2. Wed Jul 30
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Mas i Mas Festival 2014: John Talabot

  • Critics choice

The opening night of the San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival features a genuine phenomenon at Moog. The DJ John Talabot is without doubt Barcelona's most international electronic producer. Paying attention to every detail, he creates a sound that grows

  1. Moog Arc del Teatre, 3, El Raval, 08001
  2. Thu Jul 31
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25th Guitar Festival Barcelona: Andrés Calamaro

The Argentinian Andrés Calamaro returns to our stages after a two-year absence to present his latest album in Barcelona. Released last year, 'Bohemio' (2013) is an album infused with rock rhythms and hints of bolero and tango.

  1. BARTS (Barcelona Arts on Stage) Av. Paral·lel, 62, Ciutat Vella, 08001
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Mas i Mas Festival 2014: La Banda Municipal de Barcelona a la Plaça del Rei

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Following last year's success, Barcelona's municipal band returns to Plaça del Rei for more open-air concerts. Salvador Brotons will conduct the ensemble for a programme consisting of works from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Toldrà, and Salvador Brotons

  1. Plaça del Rei Plaça del Rei, Ciutat Vella
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Museu de la Música: Guitarra clàssica. La millor col·lecció del món

From time to time the Museo de la Música organises one-hour tours, including a small concert, on their classical guitar collection, which is one of the best in the world.

  1. Museu de la Música Lepant, 150, El Fort Pienc
  2. Thu Aug 7
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Aug 15
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Cocktails & Jazz: Magnolia

Myriam Swanson, previously the volcanic voice of the band Mambo Jambo, takes the stage at the Milano to present her quartet, Magnolia. The band performs classics by Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, songs Swanson has been carrying in

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Thu Aug 28
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