Chuchurumel delights us on Sunday June 8 at the Lake stage of Finca Liana Park in Mostoles (Madrid) with the ancient flavour of the traditional music and singing from the deep Portugal, covered with the most innovative technologies and stage conception.
Hurdy-gurdies vs. video, Bagpipes vs. samples. Mandolins vs. programming. An eye-catching visual and musical show, exquisite and fascinating, based on contrast: innovative tradition and rooted modernity.
Information supplied by MapaMundi Conciertos.
Until May 31, the music festival Primeravera Sound is on again in Barcelona. The main events take place at the open air area Parc del Forum, just besides the sea with music from hip hop to rock and bands such as Public Enemy, Young Marble Giants and Lightspeed Champion or Portishead.
Some free performances take place for the first time at the Joan Miro park, just opposite the former bullring arena and very close to Plaza Espanya.
Come and enjoy day and night concerts at this every year better known music festival.
Until Sunday 25, you still have the possibility to discover the actual China photography at the Palau de la Virreina, just off the famous La Rambla boulevard in the centre of Barcelona.
More than 100 works between 1994 and 2006 from 30 young Chinese artists are shown in this exhibition, including photos of areas such as cities, consumption or cultural influences, a reflection from each artist in a personal, own way.
These days, during Corpus Christi, one of the most popular and traditional festivals is held in Catalonia, north east of Spain. The so called ” Patum “ in the city of Berga. This festival was declared in the year 1983 of National Interest and World Heritage by the Unesco in 2005.
If you are in the Girona or Barcelona area until this Sunday and have some spare time, you should not miss a visit to Berga to enjoy their streets and squares full of music bands, dances such as the traditional Catalan Sardanes, theatre, fire spying dragons, drums, giants, fireworks and of course lots and lots of people having fun, apart from a Putum for children, a recent idea.
The origin of the Patum comes from the traditional medieval theatre performances, which go back to the XV Century and still show a lot of sensations such as passion, mystery and happiness.
The Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona, short CCCB, located in Ciutat Vella (Old City) of Barcelona, will hold again this year a flamenco festival, which you should not miss in case you like the authentic stuff, not the tourist orientated shows.
Until this Saturday, music and flamenco shows include artists such as the female classic and vanguardist flamenco dancer Carmen Cortes, or Rosario Montoya Manzano, called La Farruca, daughter of the legendary dancer Farruco. Another invited artist is Iniestra Cortes who was definitely discovered by Cristina Hoyos in 1992.
We would like to inform you that we have a special offer for lastminute accommodation bookings in the rural hotel Sa Rota on Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
We invite our guests to enjoy a delicious homemade dinner for free in our country hotel during their stay. We are located in Lloret de Vistalegre, surrounded by 28 hectares of fig trees, almond, carob and fruit trees and a forest of holm oaks and pine trees. The peaceful country setting assures a pleasant stay.
The daily rate for accommodation in an apartment for two people with living room, kitchen and a private terrace overlooking the valley and free breakfast included is 68 Euro per person plus 7% VAT.
For more information check he following lodging page: http://www.spaindreams.com/eng/info/ho_rota.htm
This offer is subject to stays of at least 5 nights and 2 people during the month of June 2008.
This coming Saturday evening, May 17, you can visit about 20 museums throughout the city of Barcelona in Spain for free.
The museums are open from 7 pm until 1 am and include museums such as the Picasso Museum, CCCB, MACBA, Miro Museum, Science Museum, La Pedrera, Music Museum, MNAC and La Virreina. It might be a good idea to choose the area for museums you are interested in, such as Ciutat Vella (old part of the city), Montjuïc or Eixample.
Other activities this night will include poets reciting their poems.
Between Thursday, May 8 and Sunday May 11, an estimated 250 thousand people will visit the Motorcycle show which is going to be be held at the Montjuïc venue - Fira de Barcelona (Plaza Espanya). The most important manufacturers, importers and distributors of motorcycles, mopeds, quads and accessories (about 260 exhibitors) from Spain, other European and international countries will attend the event.
In fact, the fair opened today its doors, but only for the professional sector. Besides there will be a lot of activities going on during the next days.