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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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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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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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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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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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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Barcelona: Halloween, 31 October 2014

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

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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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