30 June and 3 July, at 6:30 pm; 1 and 2 July, at 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm
Many of the days' events kick off with a set by DJ Owey: one of the biggest names in black music on the Barcelona scene. His sessions are legendary and include anything from Jamaican dancehall and reggae to afrobeat from various parts of Africa, as well as afro house, trap, soul, funk, house, R&B and hip-hop. Want to dance?
Cia. Emília Gargot
30 June, 1 July and 2 July, at 6:45 pm
Have you ever had to stop yourself from insulting someone? Have you ever thought about the effect the hate poured out on social media has in the real public space? This project invites you to find out. Container is your private space, where an arsonist, a container in flames, a voice assistant and your WhatsApp messages are all you need to express your hatred in a fun way, without any fear. If you are aged between 14 and 40 and are used to typing quickly on your mobile, you are the target audience of this show, as it requires a certain level of skill in using WhatsApp.
The artists at La Xirgu
Kerol / Anna Mbengue / DJ Owey / Fre3 Bodies / Ku’dancin Afrobeatz
30 June, at 7:45 pm
A fun, laid-back show with different artists, depending on the day. The master of ceremonies is Kerol, a unique artist who combines juggling with beatboxing. He will present a series of acts who take turns and sometimes come back on stage, including Senegalese dancer Anna Mbengue – who, along with Kerol, will be a recurring feature in the show, appearing in all the performances –DJ Owey and his black sounds, young dance talents like the group Fre3 Bodies, and modern dance from the Ku’dancin Afrobeatz collective.
Camut Band and Djilandiang
Àfrica Camut Barcelona
3 July, at 7 pm
Camut Band, one of the city’s best-known tap dance and percussion groups, joins forces with Senegalese group Djilandiang in a show where African music and dance are the stars. They are coming to Plaça de Margarida Xirgu and putting on a show where rhythm, percussion and dance will whisk you away and take you on a unique journey. Here, tap dance is performed to black rhythms, combining with African percussion to form a whole.
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