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Porgy and Bess

  • Critics choice

The Gran Teatre del Liceo rounds out its musical season with a production of George Gershwin's 1930s 'folk opera' about the African-American experience. A jazzy fusion of classical opera and Broadway musical, 'Porgy and Bess' boasts several classics

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Sun Jul 13 - Sat Jul 19
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Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2014

You’ve heard the stories of the legendary campground and live performances by huge bands. You could really use a holiday at the seaside, loaded with sunshine and non-stop music. Are you ready for Benicàssim? What better way to celebrate the

  1. Benicàssim
  2. Thu Jul 17 - Sun Jul 20
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Playing for Change

Bono, Manu Chao, Stephan Marley and Tinariwen are just some of the musicians who have joined Playing for Change, a multimedia phenomenon that unites musicians from around the world. It dates back to 2004, when Grammy-winning producer Mark Johnson

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Jul 18
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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 Jul 18
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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 Jul 18
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Monegros Desert Festival 2014

A one-day desert festival in the middle of summer! Twenty years of thousands of electronic music fanatics making the pilgrimage can’t be wrong. At the time of writing, the 2014 date has been confirmed, but we’re still trying to calm the

  1. Monegros Desert Festival Carretera Nacional II
  2. Sat Jul 19
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Sundayzz: Benny Benassi + Sidechains

Far from being stuck in the realm of the one-hit wonders, Benny Benassi knew how to keep his success going after the huge hit he had with 'Satisfaction', which crammed the dancefloors around the world in 2002. Afterwards came his debut album,

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sun Jul 20
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Cocktails & Jazz: Fran Suárez Trio

Fran Suárez on piano heads up this trio that also includes Paco Perera on the double bass and Jordi Herreros on drums.

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Mon Jul 21
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Heineken Jazzaldia 2014

Donostia/San Sebastián is worth visiting any time of year, for the good food, friendly locals, shell-shaped beach or any other reason, really. But if your visit coincides with Jazzaldia, you get two treats in one trip. And when the headliners

  1. Kursaal Auditorium and Conference Centre Av de Zurriola, 1, 20002
  2. Wed Jul 23 - Sun Jul 27
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