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Katia Guerreiro will be performing at Barts on Saturday 29 September

Barcelona to become world capital of fado for a weekend

Concerts, conferences, exhibitions and film screenings in a festival that will take place on 29 and 30 September.

Barcelona is set to become the world capital of fado, Portugal's most popular music, for the weekend of 29 and 30 September. Sala Barts and the city's Maritime Museum will be hosting the second edition of the Barcelona Fado Festival, featuring live music, an exhibition, a conference and two film screenings.

The official opening of the exhibition, on Saturday 29 September at 5.30pm, will also serve to inaugurate this edition of the festival. The exhibition, which can be seen at the Maritime Museum, is titled Fado and Internationalization and explores the fado as an international phenomenon leading to it becoming UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011. A conference on the same subject as the exhibitio will also be held at the museum and will be led by Andreia Benito, a member of the team at Lisbon's Fado Museum and a Doctor in Art and Heritage. The film screenings on the programme feature two documentaries: Carlos do Carmo. Um Homem no Mundo (29 September) and Mariza no palco del mundo (30 September), both directed by Ivan Dias.

But surely what fado enthusiasts are most eagerly awaiting are the concerts. The festival has invited two renowned fado artists to perform at Sala Barts : Katia Guerreiro will be presenting her latest album Sempre on Saturday evening, while on Sunday, Mísia, an artist with Catalan roots, will take to the stage to perform songs from her latest album Pura Vida.

Additional information and ticket sales are available at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 24 September 2018
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