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25 Guitar Festival BCN: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Son of Fela Kuti, the legendary creator of Afrobeat, Femi and his dedicated band, the always explosive Positive Force, are back in town for a gig to prove with their 'No Place for My Dream' (2013) that Afrobeat, 15 years after Fela's death, is still

  1. BARTS (Barcelona Arts on Stage) Av. Paral·lel, 62, Ciutat Vella, 08001
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Rek: Matthew Herbert + Xosar live! + Alfonso

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Rek is a monthly happening in the Ker Club that brings in biggies on the global electronic scene that you don't always get to see around here. This time around, Matthew Herbert from the UK will be at the decks. His unquestionable genius has resulted

  1. Ker Club Tarragona, 141, Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Ben Klock + Latzaro

Ben Klock is one of Germany's DJs of the moment thanks to his work at the Berlin club Berghain. At the decks he manages to create a euphoric atmosphere with deep and compelling sounds accompanied by an elegant background with minimalistic, dry and

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Apr 25
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OBC and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique'

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The Dutch violinist Janine Jansen returns to Barcelona to perform with the city orchestra, the OBC. She'll play Prokofiev's 'Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2'. The concert, conducted by Jakub Hrusa, also includes Britten's 'Sinfonia da

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sun Apr 27
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The Red Velvet Revue

When you think of an Irish pub, you're not to blame if your mind doesn't immediately go to dancing drag queens. But in the name of a good cause, he George Payne is putting on a burlesque show to benefit the organisation Stop Sida ('Stop Aids').

  1. George Payne Urquinaona, 5, Eixample Dret, 08010
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Round About Midnight: Keziah Jones

You have got to see Keziah Jones perform live. His musical style es known as Blufunk and has everything to do with a punk-funk attitude that blends with Yoruba rhythms, rock 'n' roll and blues. Born between the ghettos and the skyscrapers in Lagos,

  1. Coliseum Gran Via, 595, Eixample, 08007
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Nitsa Club: George Fitzgerald + Locked Groove + DJ Fra

London producer George Fitzgerald is a DJ looking for his place in the world with his sessions somewhere between techno and dubstep, with touches of house and garage. And it's all wrapped up in darkness and treachery.

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Apr 26
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Così fan tutte

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The music of Mozart is the star of the live transmission that Yelmo cinemas are showing from the opera season at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. This performance features musical direction by James Levine, and stage direction by Lesley Koenig.

  1. Yelmo Cines Sant Cugat 3D Via Augusta, 2-14, 08174
  2. Sat Apr 26
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Così fan tutte

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The music of Mozart is the star of the live transmission that Yelmo cinemas are showing from the opera season at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. This performance features musical direction by James Levine, and stage direction by Lesley Koenig.

  1. Yelmo Cines Icaria Salvador Espriu, 61, 08005
  2. Sat Apr 26
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La llegenda de la ciutat invisible de Kitege

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The Russian opera returns to the stage at the Liceu with this title by Rimsky Kórsakov. Once quite popular in the theatre on La Rambla before the Civil War, 'The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh' has been less revered in recent decades. The

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Wed Apr 30
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