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Reggae Factory: Damalistik Roots Survival + Blackup

The biggest monthly reggae event in town is back. This time around, residents Blackup Sound are bringing in a top international guest: Damalistik Roots Survival, renowned French producer and DJ who has worked with the top dogs of Jamaican music over

  1. Sancho d'Àvila, 78, Sant Martí
  2. Fri Oct 17 - Sun Oct 26
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Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place almost every Thursday over the summer, until 25 September. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings.For more info

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Thu Dec 25
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Jimmy Edgar + Chambray + Baldo

Though Jimmy Edgar is from Detroit, his sound is not limited to that typical of his home city – he mixes in high doses of soul, funk, R&B and some great lyrics. In the middle of a world tour, he stops by Barcelona to present his two EPs released

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Caprichos de Apolo 2014: Allah-Las

Four-man band Allah-Las, who met working at the headquarters of the massive Amoeba Records shop in Los Angeles, show their love for the psychedelic pop of the 1960s along the lines of Zombies, Love, and The Byrds on their second album, 'Worship the

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Oct 24
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OBC + Yuja Wang

  • Critics choice

The young Chinese pianist performs in October in both the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Auditori. In the latter, she'll be with the Barcelona and Catalan National Symphony (OBC), performing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 (Concerto in C

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Oct 26
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46th Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Vicente Amigo

He's been among the greatest flamenco guitarists of all time for years now, but far from resting on past glories, Vicente Amigo keeps on keeping on with his career. On his latest album, 'Tierra', his seventh since he started burst onto the scene 26

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Marula Cafè's fifth anniversary

Barcelona's temple to urban music turns five years old, and to celebrate they're bringing the whole team together (Harry Callahan, Machito Boogaloo, RodrigoMarula, Kwenya Carreira, Pablo Sánchez, Turista Bang Bang, Pep Cool Steady, iBoss Selector

  1. Marula Café Escudellers, 49, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Craft Spells

Worlds, landscapes, emotions... Making much more than just indie guitar sounds, Justin Vallesteros (the charismatic leader of Craft Spells) banks on emotional and ultra-arranged pop moments with strings, orquestra and a sweet and melacholic voice.

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Oct 25
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DJ Fra

Few national DJs can move with such ease between such different styles as house, drum'n'bass, techno, breaks and Italo house as DJ Fran, the main resident DJ at Nitsa Club since 1996.

  1. Macarena Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Sun Oct 26
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Alen Garagic

The Bosnian guitarist who you'll often find playing in the series his colleague Manuel González regularly programmes is doing his thing once again, featuring works by Rodrigo, Albéniz, and Tarrega, as well as pieces based on flamenco tradition.

  1. Parròquia de Santa Anna Santa Anna, 29, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Sun Oct 26 - Tue Oct 28
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