Singing groups Port Bo, Son de l'Havana, Arjau, Els Cremats and Indira Ferrer will perform live on 29 September
Every year, on the first Saturday in July, groups of singers converge on the Costa Brava fishing town of Calella de Palafrugell to sing havaneres, songs relating Catalan people’s adventures in Cuba in the 19th century. This tradition is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary and, among the events planned to celebrate it, is a live performance at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música on Thursday 29 September at 7pm. The concert will feature the vocal groups Port Bo, Son de l'Havana, Arjau, Els Cremats i Indira Ferrer.
As is traditional at these events, the public will hear classics of the genre like Mare vull ser pescador, Lola la tavernera, Un llop de mar, La caña dulce, Mariner de terra endins and La Gavina, before enjoying a hot rum toddy in Plaça del Palau.
The singing of havaneres in Calella marks the beginning of summer on the Costa Brava and regularly attracts around 30,000 spectators.
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