The 42nd edition of International Catalan Folklore Day comes to Barcelona

On the evening of Sunday the 7th of September this year’s international guest groups will perform in the Castell de Montjuïc and the Sant Andreu Teatre

On the evening of Sunday the 7th of September, two separate events have been organised in Barcelona in celebration of the 42nd International Catalan Folklore Day

In the Castell de Montjuïc, beginning at 5 pm, two of this year’s five international guest bands will offer performances, followed by two local dance groups. First up will be South African folk ensemble Mazibuye Emaisisweni Taxida, a project founded with the aim of steering young South Africans away from the violence and marginality that is so common in their environment. Next up is the “Arban”, a folk ballet group from Albania, which will be followed by traditional Catalan dances by the Colla Sardanista Xàldiga and the Cobla Volta al Món, founded in 2009.

On the same day in the Sant Andreu Teatre (SAT), beginning at 6 pm, the national folklore group “Othello” from Northern Cyprus will perform, followed by “Raslavican” from Slovakia and the Colla Sardanista Xàldiga accompanied by the Cobla Volta al Món.

The folk festival was created in 1972 by the Association for the Dissemination of Folklore, Adifolk, and brings together folk bands from around the world in an attempt to disseminate the music, folklore and culture of their countries. Over the years the International Catalan Folklore Days have presented more than 250 groups from 73 countries and 7 local autonomous communities under the slogan “Las danzas de los pueblos por nuestro pueblo” (People’s dances for our people).

The performances will take place on the 7th of September in the Castell de Montjuïc at 5pm and in the SAT at 6pm. Entry to both performances is free, through reservations may be made for the SAT via the Adifolk website (adifolk@adifolk.cat), which may be consulted for further information relating to the event.

Publication date: Friday, 29 August 2014
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