BAM, Mercè Music and Music with the Family create a festival with sounds for every audience.
The Mercè 2017 has launched its music programme with sounds to please every ear! 130 groups from 34, thanks to whom audiences will be able to enjoy more alternative beats right through to the classic sounds of Barcelona’s symphony orchestras, with pop, rock, electronic and Flamenco concerts forming part of this year’s BAM and Mercè Music poster. The Mercè will be offering music for seniors, as well as the whole family, as this year sees the première of Music with the Family at the Parc de Sant Martí.
Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) will be discovering emerging talents in pop, rock, folk and electronic music from Catalonia and around the world at Plaça dels Àngels and Plaça de Joan Coromines, on the Rambla del Raval (new venue), at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm and at Fabra i Coats, with BAM Cultura Viva, a meeting point and place where audiences can experience live music.
As we revealed in July, this year the Icelandic music scene will be well represented with concerts by Emmsjé Gauti, JFDR, Ólöf Arnalds, Samaris, Glowie, Reykjavíkurdætur, Grísalappalísa and Kiasmos.
Artists and groups from Europe, America and sounds from many other places will be joining these Icelandic performers. You’ll be able to hear Girlpool, Marika Hackman, Nilüfer Yanya, Anna Meredith, Equiknoxx featuring Shanique Marie, A-WA, La Dame Blanche, Bala, Endless Boogie, Fumaça Preta, Rebel Babel Ensemble, Jungle by Night, Idiotape, Hailu Mergia, Pega Monstro, United Vibrations, Sensible Soccers, Oso Leone, Gala Drop, Chassol, Bejo, Ray BLK, Nadia Tehran, Miss Red, Acid Arab, Kou Keri Kou, Renaldo & Clara, Melange, Joana Gomila, Pau Vallvé, Zulu Zulu, Spiral Stairs, Crudo Pimento, Pablo Und Destruktion, The Zephyr Bones, Alien Tango and Malandrómeda.
On 22 and 23 September, the BAM – Living Culture space at Fabra i Coats in Sant Andreu will be a place to meet and experience live music, other economies of culture and new ways of understanding the relationship between music and communities. The programme will also include workshops, an uninterrupted Sound System, a paella set to music with Compartir Dóna Gustet, live music from Alacanto, Esperit!, Hans Laguna, and many more.
A number of venues throughout Barcelona will host the Mercè Music concerts: with concerts at the Moll de la Fusta Quay (until now with the BAM programme), on Avinguda de la Catedral, at the Parc del Fòrum and on the Mediterràniament stage on the Platja Bogatell beach.
Different styles of music divided into three groups will be playing at the Moll de la Fusta Quay: “Barcelona and Mod Culture”, “Rumba, 25 Years After” and “Mediterranean Party”, offering performances by the city’s schools of music. Audiences can enjoy concerts by Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra and Yacine & The Oriental Groove, along with other well-known bands.
Along with other concerts, Avinguda de la Catedral will be hosting the Barcelona Jazz Al-Stars, an exceptional project of around fifty musicians on stage who bring together the very best of the city’s jazz scene. For its part, the Parc de Nou Barris will be transformed into the stage for a classical music mini-cycle and a number of Barcelona’s radio stations will be broadcasting their music programmes from Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, the Moll de la Fusta Quay and the Parc del Fòrum.
Other famous names appearing at the Mercè Music 2017 are Amparanoia, and on the Mediterràniament stage, Manel, Txarango, Buhos, Joan Miquel Oliver, Sopa de Cabra and Mishima, to name but a few.
The music programme comes to a close with a family concert held in one of the Mercè’s new venues, the Parc de Sant Martí, which will be transformed into a little paradise for young and old alike. Audiences can enjoy performances by Bufa & Sons, with the Tubs del món show, and by Anna Llombart with Body Percussion, a show where a tap dancer creates rhythms using her own body, and listen to The Pinker Tones with Els viatges de Rolf & Flor, and much, much more.
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