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Published on 6 July 2016

Barcelona: Fanfarrai, 7 February 2016

Fanfarrai are a band from Barcelona that plays Balkan music (it's a broad term but it does the job). In fact they're one of several bands from Barcelona that play Balkan music, it's popular here. They're very good.

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Tags barcelona balkan gypsy folk

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Correfocs and Diables del Poble Sec, 19 July 2015

"What do you like to do in the summer?"

"Oh, everyone in the neighbourhood throws a party and some people go into the square to set off explosives."

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Tags barcelona correfocs drums

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Huelgistas de Movistar, 27 May 2015

Workers from Telefónica Movistar are on strike, and have been for quite some time (since 7th April, to be precise).

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Tags barcelona rumba catalana strike protest

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Ugne and Andres, 15 May 2015

Another song sung by Ugne (this time with Andres accompanying) in the spooky gloom of RAI.

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Tags barcelona folk balkan romani

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Irigu, 18 March 2015

St James' Infirmary performed by Irigu in RAI's dimly-lit library/gig space. The light was poor, so I added some cheap effects.

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Tags barcelona folk blues

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Papa Orbe i Los Turpiales Sabaneros, 26 February 2015

Papa Orbe i Los Turpiales Sabaneros are from Colombia. That's pretty much all I know, except for this: Papa Orbe has a strong resemblance - particularly in a stripy shirt - to the giant psychedelic parrots that parade on the screen behind him.

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Tags barcelona colombia latin america

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Halloween, 31 October 2014

Galician pipes, a cajon and a dish full of flaming alcohol.

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Tags barcelona bagpipes cajon busking

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Barnakustica Trio, 25 October 2014

In in the centre of Barcelona busking is illegal except for those who have a permit. I don't know what the critiera are for giving out permits, but from what I've seen one of the prerequisites must be 'easy listening'. Barnakustica Trio seem to be veering between that and jazz freakout.

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Tags barcelona jazz busking easy listening

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