Music in Barcelona

This is an eclectic tag where music lovers will find all our posts related to music. There are some ideas to add music to your travel plans, such as where to go for a flamenco show, or where to hear jazz, or where to enjoy dinner with live music. But we also discuss other stuff such as the history of flamenco, as well as traditional folk, pop and children songs. Because music is an intimate part of the local culture, and by getting to know our music you’ll get a deeper understanding of the culture you are visiting. Come singing and playing along!

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CATALAN SONGS YOU SHOULD HEAR AT LEAST ONCE

SONGS FROM CATALONIA THAT CATALANS WEAR IN THEIR HEARTS There are songs that are special to a land. Songs that when someone from that land hears them, one can’t but feel a special connection with their country. Songs that touch your heart and make you feel you belong. They have become identity symbols that one grows …

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Best Christmas songs sung in Spain

OUR FAVORITE SPANISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS

A SELECTION OF THE BEST SPANISH CHRISTMAS MUSIC Merry Christmas! Don’t you love to celebrate it singing carols? Last year I shared with you the Catalan Christmas songs I grew up with, and many of you liked it. So I thought that there wouldn’t be a better subject for today’s post than talking about traditional Spanish …

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Flamenco facts and history

THE BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF FLAMENCO

5 CRUCIAL POINTS TO UNDERSTAND FLAMENCO DANCE HISTORY Flamenco is a typical style of music and dance of Spain, specially from the regions of Andalucía, Extremadura and Murcia. Some theories calculate it dates from the 1700’s, and it is believed that the Flamenco culture was born out of the constant interaction between natives, Gypsies, Muslims, …

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Catalonia sites in Ruta de l'Atzar

MY 2YO STEALS MY PHONE TO SEE THIS VIDEO ABOUT CATALONIA OVER AND OVER AGAIN

RUTA DE L’ATZAR, GREAT VIDEO WITH HAPPY SONG My baby steals my phone to keep watching this Catalonia video over and over again. And we don’t encourage her to have much “screen time” at all: we prefer her to play. But in this case, I can’t blame her: this video is the cutest thing ever. I …

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Popular Catalan Christmas jingles

OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM CATALONIA

THE BEST CATALAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS I love Christmas Carols. We sang them in school when I was a child, and my parents bought me a book with tradition Christmas songs so I could learn and sing more of them. And while there are some Christmas carols in Spanish, my favorite have always been the ones …

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Live music in Barcelona: restaurants

TOP BARCELONA RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE MUSIC

LIVE JAZZ, PIANO AND CONCERTS In Barcelona restaurants with live music are rare. Most locals eat first, then head to a concert hall or jazz club for the music. However, there are some places in town where you can enjoy a great dinner and some live jazz, or a piano player or even a whole …

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Jazz Club Barcelona list

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BARCELONA JAZZ SCENE

TOP JAZZ CLUBS IN BARCELONA The Barcelona Jazz scene is one of the best in Spain thanks to the international festivals that take place in the city and the good jazz live concerts and jam session that lots of bars offer to jazz lovers. Betting on Jazz music has grown up the lasts years, as well as the …

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Flamenco in BCN | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE TO GO FOR A FLAMENCO SHOW IN BARCELONA?

PASSION, GUITARS AND POLKA DOTS Most people will tell you that if you are in Spain, you shouldn’t miss a flamenco show. However… Flamenco is not a Catalan tradition, and that’s why many believe that Barcelona is not the place to go for that. Well, the truth is that since we have a lot of …

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