Voices advocating from the most diverse origins

14/09/2023 - 08:00 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Artists and companies from Ukraine, Mexico, and Australia are part of an itinerary that takes you on a tour of the most political and social Mercè.

Music and dance are the means by which various artists from la Mercè engage in activism. They will guide you through a journey that will leave no one indifferent. 

Friday, 22nd of September, at 22:00 hrs – Paseo dels Til·lers (Ciutadella Park)

Daria Kolomiec – This Ukrainian DJ introduces the world to her country’s music, from 70s funk to the latest electronic music. Her performances have a strong element of activism: her mission is to make Ukraine’s voice heard around the world and prevent people from forgetting about those who live and fight to regain sovereignty.

Friday, 22nd of September, at 22:30 h – Can Fabra

Masta Quba – The Mexican will present her feminist hip-hop project, in which she exposes the need for change and awareness on the part of society. Her music is an invitation to action against gender violence and promotes women’s emancipation.

Saturday, 23rd of September, at 8 pm – Reial Square

Divide and Dissolve – Coming from Melbourne (Australia) to spread a message of resistance and change at BAM, transporting you to a world of social awareness and transformation. The primarily instrumental band seeks to break barriers and invites you to reflect on issues that affect our society on a daily basis.

Sunday, 24th September, at 0.00 h – Cathedral Avenue

Gogol Bordelo – The final stages of the tour will take you back to Ukraine. The frenetic live performances and gipsy punk of this band are about freedom, vehemence and struggle, as demonstrated by Teroborona, a tribute to the civilian forces defending Ukraine from the Russian invasion, a surge of power. 

From 23rd to 25th September – North Station Park

Apache Crew – This contemporary dance company will present the show Kyiv at the Estació del Nord Park. Apache Crew will evoke their homeland through five different stories about a capital that represents freedom. Music, movement, and cinema will interact in the proposal, which aims to convey the spirit of the city of Kyiv to the audience in Barcelona. Five performers will make this choreographic journey possible, a reflection on what war means in the lives of those who suffer it and the artists who take their work everywhere. The company will teach a master class in the same park on the 24th and 25th of September

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