Gospel a la fresca

Gospel nights at Riera Blanca

Every Thursday in June, Centre Cívic Josep M. Trias i Peitx de Les Corts will host evenings of gospel music in the open air

Probably the oldest style of black American music, gospel was born on the slave plantations and the songs were, at the same time, a manifestation of faith in God and a sign of resistance. When those songs passed from the fields to churches, gospel became an unstoppable musical force, characterised by catchy harmonies and melodies and having the virtue of simplicity, since it's a type of music that doesn't require instruments. Fans of the genre in Barcelona may be interested to discover that every Thursday in June the centre cívic Josep M. Trias i Peitx will be hosting open air gospel sessions under the name ‘Gospel a la fresca’.

A la fresca means in the cool of the open air, which is both great for hot summer evenings and ties in with the environment in which the genre was born. The five concerts scheduled, which will all take place in the Jardí del Clot d’en Salvi, in the civic centre itself, which is located at 1 - 3 Carrer de la Riera Blanca, are by Gospel Sants (1 June), Salgospelians and Minus Singer (8 June), Ramones Gospel Choir (15 June), Escola Amalgana and Vadegospel (22 June) and Bactua Gospel (29 June).

Admission is free and the music promises to be both varied and surprising.

Publication date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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