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Catalonia in Bydgoszcz

July 13, 2020
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Catalan sun will light up and warm up this year’s autumn in Bydgoszcz. Thanks to the grant obtained for the implementation of the project entitled "Catalan Days", we will host in Bydgoszcz two extraordinary groups from around Barcelona - Marala Trio and Duo Daura.

Catalan days start on November 13. Marala Trio band will perform on the stage of City Center of Culture in Bydgoszcz. Then, on November 14, music workshops with Daura Duo are waiting for families. Marala Trio is a group of three composers: Selma Bruna, Clara Fiol and Sandra Monfort. The artists come from Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencia. Most of their songs are inspired by Catalan folk music. Poems of current poetesses, reviews of traditional songs, Sephardic tunes and wails of war are interspersed with fresh explanations, at the same time involved with feminism, cultural heritage or social criticism. During the show in Bydgoszcz, the Catalan trio will present their repertoire with a binaural microphone. The microphone is a device that captures every sound in 360º and in a very realistic way. It will make Marala's concert an extraordinary musical experience -  placed in the center of the room, the microphone catches the voices of Marala and sends them to the audience through headphones. The concert is prepared for a hundred people. To enable more people to participate in this event, two concerts will be held on CCC that day.

In turn, meeting with Daura Duo is more than just music workshops. Artists will invite us to actively participate in their performance. Their extraordinary workshop-performance is dedicated to the most popular instruments from Catalonia. Prepared for families with children, it emphasizes the important role of music education.

During the show we will hear the sound of GRALLA, FLABIOL I TAMBORÍ, PANDERO QUADRAT, BOT d’ARAN and ACORDION, we will sing together Catalan and Occitan songs and we will dance the most famous and lively dances of this territory.

The Daura duo consists of: Ivan Caro - social activist and culture animator, folk musician and dance teacher, as well as Pilar Planavila, who plays the accordion, composes songs for children, and is also a music therapist.

We received the grant under the program run by Acción Cultural Española.  Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is an agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas.

The grant received by City Center of Culture in Bydgoszcz comes from the program "Ayudas a la Movilidad Marzo 2020 - Mobility Grants March 2020 of the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E)”.

More info: www.accioncultural.es