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Sant Jordi 2014: Música a l'Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm

  • Free

The Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm brings us the biggest San Jordi celebration of music with a full day of bands, from noon to 8pm. There will be roundtable discussions and record- and book-signings, but the bulk of the day will be given over to live

  1. Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm Rosselló, 515, Eixample, 08025
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Arts Libris 2014: Coach Station Reunion + Miss Carrussel + Joana Serrat + Hans Laguna + Toni Xuclà i Gemma Humet + 4hiverns + Èric Vinaixa + Ràdio Carbó

  • Free

The International Book Fair and Art, Photography and Design Publishers in Barcelona, aka Arts Libris, is back at the Arts Santa Mònica gallery to dedicate its fifth edition to music. On the third floor of the centre you'll find the record stands,

  1. Arts Santa Mònica La Rambla, 7, Ciutat Vella, 08001
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Special Sant Jordi choir concert

  • Free

Among the activities scheduled to celebrate the day of books and roses, there's a free concert in the the Plaça del Palau de la Música Catalana, featuring two of the Orfeó Català children's choirs. Laia Armengol will accompany them on piano, and

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Vicens Martín & Dream Big Band i Gemma Abrié

Jamboree celebrates the Sant Jordi literary festival with the live premiere of the album-book 'Els Fruits Saborosos', where musician Vicens Martín has brought the poetry of Josep Carner to big band territory accompanied by the voice of Gemma

  1. Jamboree Pl. Reial, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra + Pinchas Zukerman

  • Critics choice

The British orchestra returns to Barcelona, this time at the Auditori, for a concert that features violinist Pinchas Zukerman as one of the main attractions. He'll be pulling double duty as both soloist and conductor in a programme that includes

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Wed Apr 23
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La Célula Durmiente + Furguson

Book publisher Males Herbes is taking Sant Jordi's book-selling theme hostage and organising something a bit different, which, they say, is a real knees-up, the kind that sends you limping home with creaking ankles, a full bladder and in a state of

  1. Sidecar Factory Club Pl. Reial, 7, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Vicens Martín & Dream Big Band i Gemma Abrié

Jamboree celebrates the Sant Jordi literary festival with the live premiere of the album-book 'Els Fruits Saborosos', where musician Vicens Martín has brought the poetry of Josep Carner to big band territory accompanied by the voice of Gemma

  1. Jamboree Pl. Reial, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Gin & Live: BBFace & Knurf

  • Free

This duo, performing acoustic versions of their own music, is made up of Marina BBFace (formerly of The Pepper Pots and currently with Marina BBFace & The Beatroots) and Frank Montasell (Sol Lagarto, La Puerta de los Sueños).

  1. Banker's Bar Passeig de Gràcia, 08007
  2. Wed Apr 23
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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

  • Critics choice

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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