Women of Barcelona, the power is yours.
A music tour made by women will be performed during the Main Festival.
Barcelona is renowned for its cultural richness in general and musical in particular. The music that resonates in the city’s streets is essentially the result of the talent of many female artists who have lived and still live here. You will find some of them in the programme for this year’s Mercè festival.
Barcelona’s female musicians have left an indelible mark on both the local and global music scene, demonstrating that the power of creativity knows no genre or geographical boundaries. From flamenco to pop, hip hop or opera, these women have always set out to challenge expectations, making a significant contribution to Barcelona’s musical history and beyond.
During the Mercè 2023, you will have performances by talented women who turn the city into an epicentre of artistic expression. It will be a musical journey in which they are the protagonists. What are the must-sees in females at the BAM and Música Mercè this year? Take note:
Friday the 22nd at 23.45 h – Jardines del Doctor Pla i Armengol
Lia Kali – One of the most sought-after voices in the current urban scene, with songs that converse with reggae, jazz, soul, or rap. Any label falls short for her.
Friday the 22nd at 1.30 h – Moll de la Fusta
Luna Ki – A unique artistic force in her genre, with a futuristic vision that captures everyone’s attention. Moving away from labels, she reinvents and fuses styles with a fresh language full of references, asserting herself as one of the most unapologetic voices in the current scene.
Saturday the 23rd at 20.30 h – Playa del Bogatell
Suu – Currently, one of the best composers and one of the most visible faces of the new generation of Catalan indie-pop musicians and the fight for women’s empowerment.
Saturday the 23rd at 22.30 h – Moll de la Fusta
Mushkaa – Her urban music has made her one of the emerging voices of the new scene at just nineteen years old. A young artist who combines sounds of reggaeton, dancehall, trap or R&B.
Saturday the 23rd at 1.30 h – Moll de la Fusta
Anier – A Barcelona-based rapper who has conquered the world of hip hop with her overflowing energy and live performances in which the audience immerses themselves in her music in a festive and more intimate experience than ever before.
Sunday the 24th at 16.50 h – Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm
Adelaide – A mermaid in winter and a witch in summer who transforms her magical song into tunes that steal the hearts of those who hear it for the first time. A unique and hypnotic live performance with more than surprising performative touches.
Sunday the 24th at 18.10 h – Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm
LaFrancesssa – An opportunity to experience her new performative musical piece live, transporting us to a unique world where poetry, electronic music, classical music, dance and performance are mixed.
Monday the 25th at 16.40 h – Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm
Noia – A talented composer and master of sound for film and television who will be performing live at the BAM her latest album. The artist’s deeply personal voice will guide us magically through her songs.
Monday the 25th at 19.20 h – Old Estrella Damm Factory
CLARAGUILAR – A live performance in which we can experience the artist’s connection with the stage world and electronic music. Starting with operatic elements as a starting point, she reflects on the idea of the orchestra, merging sounds and melodies into a unique sonic experience.