Festa Major de Gràcia 2019: La Plaça del Folk
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Every year during the Gràcia Festival this popular cycle of folk concerts is organised by the Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius and put on in the Plaça del Sol. This year, from August 15 to 21, it's the 15th edition of this week full of roots music, folk dancing, rumba, fanfare, folk fusion and Balkan fusion, performed by established groups and emerging artists, plus you'll get storytellers and family matinees.
Things kick off on Thursday the 15th with a group from the Terres de l’Ebre called Pepet i Marieta, celebrating 15 years together with a concert full of surprises and special guests. On Friday the 16th you'll see Catfolkin performing songs marked fun folk rock. On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, respectively, the headliners are El Pont d'Arcalís, whose music is based on popular and traditional sounds from the Pyrenees, and Fanfarra and Spontus & Manu Sabaté, an unprecedented collaboration featuring a coming-together different types of dance music.
On Monday the 19th, Los Sirgadors take the stage with their musical show 'El Periple BSO', which includes the projection of images from the film 'El Periple, la vella llum d’Europa'. Tuesday the 20th is your chance to dance with La Típica, who mix traditional and modern instruments, transforming age-old dances into contemporary ones. And on Wednesday the 21st, the Festa Major de Gràcia comes to a close with a night dedicated to Catalan rumba, featuring a workshop, live music from Arrels de Gràcia, and a session from Barcelona DJ, collector, illustrator and graphic designer Txarly Brown.