Actress and singer-songwriter come together in a performance based on texts by Llull, Martí i Pol, Estellés and Maria Mercè Marçal

An intense month of March for Barnasants

Dani Flaco, Sílvia Bel and Tomàs de los Santos, Renaldo & Clara and Joan Isaac are among the stars performing this month.

The Barnasants singer-songwriter festival, which runs from 27 January to 14 April, is about to experience a month of intense activity. Although some concerts are scheduled outside Barcelona, most of the action is set to take place in the capital in venues like Harlem Jazz Club, Luz de Gas, Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius, Jamboree, Tinta Roja, Casinet d'Hostafrancs, Centre Cultural Albareda and the Auditori. This year’s edition is dominated by female performers, with a particular tribute to two women: Alexandra Kol·lontai and Violeta Parra, while Chile is the guest country.

First up this month is Scottish singer-songwriter Calum Baird at Harlem Jazz Club on Thursday 2 March, while on the same evening, the Sicilian musician Mitofonie will be appearing at Tinta Roja. The following day, Dani Flaco will be presenting his seventh album at Luz de Gas, while the veteran Oriol Tramvia will take to the stage at the Harlem Jazz Club. Darània, Derrumband and Ofilio Picón are among the other names that will be performing in the first week of the month.

Practically all of the concerts are scheduled from Thursday to Sunday, but there are a number of exceptions. That’s the case of Cordovan singer Mariola Mebrives and bassist Masa Kamaguchi who will be playing a double session at 8pm and 10pm at Jamboree on Tuesday 7 March.  Two days later, actress Sílvia Bel and singer-songwriter Tomàs de los Dos will feature in an unusual production consisting of a journey through the words of writers like Ramon Llull, Maria Mercè Marçal and Miquel Martí i Pol. Titled M'he estimat molt la vida, the performance will take place at Auditori de Barcelona at 9pm. Another special concert on the same evening will feature Amadeu Casas, accompanied by Erxart Casas, his 15-year-old daughter, at the Harlem Jazzz Club. Madrid’s Pedro Pastor will be performing at the Auditori on Friday 10 March, while Renaldo & Clara are going to present their new album Els afores on 11 March. That same evening, Joan Isaac will be playing at Luz de Gas. Award-winners Mireia Vives and Borja Penalba, together with the writer Roc Casagran, will be on stage at Casinet d'Hostafrancs the evening of Sunday 12 March.

Singer-songwriter Rusó Sala and the group Sakapatú will pay tribute to Víctor Jara at CAT on 19 March while, at the same time, singer, composer, writer and actress María Villarroya will be presenting her whole oeuvre in theatrical form in Silencios cantados, el Musical at Casinet d'Hostafrancs.

Feliu Ventura, Xerramequ and the Aborígens will be paying tribute to Ovidi Montllor at Jamboree on Thursday 23 March, while Daniele Sepe will be paying tribute to Neapolitan song at the same venue only 24 hours later. Xavier Ribalta, Enric Hernàez, Natalia Contesse and Santiago Cruz will also be performing in the second half of the month.

Additional information is available here.

Publication date: Monday, 27 February 2017
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