Don't miss the fourth edition of this festival of original concerts
The Connexions festival celebrates its fourth edition this year, and is now established as one of the main events on Barcelona's autumn music programme. With a line-up that leans towards offering surprises and taking risks, you'll find both new productions from established acts as well as performances from up-and-comers.
During October and November, you can enjoy Connexions both at its main venue of Sala Apolo, as well as in the Raval and Gràcia, with concerts at JazzSí Club, Almo2bar and the Centre Artesà Tradicionarius.
An explosive programme
The inaugural concert will be an unmissable show from Peret Reyes and Tato, featuring cross-border rumba at the Centre Artesà Tradicionarius on October 2.
This will be followed be more must-see performances such as Martirio accompanied by the Original Jazz Orquestra (OJO) from the Taller de Músics, new releases from the Big OK project, which brings together Paul Fuster and Edi Pou (Za!) with Sara Fontán (Manos de Topo), and the collaboration between Raúl Rodríguez and Coetus.
You should also check out the new show from one of the key figures on the Catalan music scene, Pau Riba, accompanied by Joan Pons (El Petit de Cal Eril) and Mau Boada, as well as the opposite but complementary visions of flamenco from the Cadíz group Mixtolobo and the Catalan singer-songwriter Salao.
Poble-sec, the Raval and Gràcia
The main Connexions programme takes place at Sala Apolo. However, its music will also be heard in local venues in Gràcia and the Raval. Each Wednesday, the JazzSí Club will host new talents coming out of the Taller de Músics ('Musicians' Workshop'), while at Almo2bar in Gràcia, the sound will tend more towards pop-rock.