Cruïlla Barcelona 2015: FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) + Ms. Lauryn Hill + Aloe Blacc + Emeli Sandé...

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Cruïlla Barcelona 2015: FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) + Ms. Lauryn Hill + Aloe Blacc + Emeli Sandé...
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Scottish group Franz Ferdinand and mythic, idiosyncratic duo Sparks, made up of brothers Ron and Russell Mael, are one of the highlights of Cruïlla's second day, but not as separate acts but together, the result of them joining forces under the name FFS – their performance is led by the voices of Alex Kapranos and Russell Mael, and sees them present their eponymous album. It's also a chance to see the long-awaited first performance in Barcelona of Lauryn Hill (ex-Fugees), as well as soulman Aloe Blacc, and British R&B star Emeli Sandé who takes to a Spanish stage for the first time. Two more Barcelona debutees are Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, son of reggae star Bob Marley, and the French electro-swing band Caravan Palace. Others performing on the second day are: duo Milky Chance with their hit 'Stolen Dance', which has become a global phenomenon; Le Peuple de l'Herbe, one of the most important groups on the French indie scene, breaking barriers with influences that include African, hip hop, cinema instrumentals and rock; Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd and his new take on pop-folk; Achive, an iconic group from the London trip hop scene, and natural heirs of Massive Attack and Portishead. Local music is represented by names such as Guadalupe Plata, Miquel Serra and The Gramophone Allstars, all of who have recently released albums; the eclectic Carlos Sadness, who will present 'La idea salvaje'; Los Retrovisores, Los Granadians, Coriolà, and El Puchero del Hortelano, a Granada band bidding farewell to Cruïlla.

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