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Waterloo and London, Canada 
15/07/2018 Music

Aurora at Kultrun and SunFest Festivals in Canada

Aurora assembles a talented circle of artists schooled under Spain’s Taller de Músics for an innovative aesthetic adventure: transposing into the associated fields of jazz and flamenco some of the most popular works by iconic twentieth century Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and his contemporaries Lorca, Albéniz and Pedrell.
09/07/2018 Music

Marinah (Ojos de Brujo) at Festival International de Jazz MTL and Festival d'été de Quebec

As custodian of the wild energy of former Spanish band Ojos de Brujo, singer Marinah returns to Club Soda with her unstoppable musical fiesta: an irresistible fusion of flamenco, rumba and hip-hop, not to mention joie de vivre. She will also perform at the Festival d'été de Quebec! 
Washington DC 
08/07/2018 Culture

"Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean", at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC

Catalonia is a distinctive society in northeastern Spain, bound by the Pyrenees to the north and the Ebro River Delta to the south. Long known as a “welcoming country” (país d’acollida), Catalonia has been defined by its location and thousand-year history of social and cultural mixing.
Washington DC 
08/07/2018 Music

Evening Concerts at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will take place Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1 and July 4 through 8. Daytime performances, demonstrations, and other activities take place between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. On June 27, the Festival will close early at 4 p.m. Evening concerts begin most nights at 6:30 p.m.
New York 
07/07/2018 Music

Live DJ Set by Jordi Caballé at (Le) Poisson Rouge

New York City “(Le) Poisson Rouge – The Gallery”- BCN Future Club Party – 30th Anniversary Tour

Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagés at Joe's Pub

Popular tradition, a subtle embrace of electronics and the universal language of emotion for a live show that can only be measured by the number of times Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés steal and elevate your spirit. Maria’ s soulful voice combined with the sober dexterity of Marcel’s guitar, make Iberian folk songs a revelatory life event. Not an impression but a fact available on their debut,  45 cerebros y 1 corazon widely recognized through glorious podiums ...
Washington DC 
02/07/2018 Music

Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials at Millenium Stage!

The Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials (CCSE) is the latest project of Catalan musician, composer, and educator Marcel Casellas. In Catalonia, a cobla is an 11-piece ensemble of both classical and traditional horns with a string bass that is known for accompanying the emblematic sardana dance. CCSE offers a new twist on this iconic ensemble form, adding hints of jazz and percussion instruments from around the world.Presented in collaboration with the 2018 Smithsonian ...
San Antonio 
29/06/2018 Music

Las Migas at Olé San Antonio Festival

Canciones is a free concert series dedicated to Texas music from a South Texas sensibility. During Olé, San Antonio, visiting artists from Spain will showcase their music alongside our South Texas favorites. Las Migas is an all female Barcelona-based quartet comprised of lba Carmona, Marta Robles, Alicia Grillo, and Roser Loscos. Described by critics as “music for the soul,” they create a beautiful, euphoric, and emotional experience for listeners. Azul Barrientos will ...
25/06/2018 Visual Arts

The IRL calls a selection process for curation proposals for Catalonia’s participation in the Venice Biennale Arte 2019

The Institut Ramon Llull has called a selection process to choose a curation proposal for Catalonia’s participation in the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale Arte 2019 within the Eventi collaterali program. This will be the sixth time the IRL has presented Catalonia at the Venice Biennale Arte, which will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019 and will be curated by Ralph Rugoff. 

LA OLA celebrates its fourth edition, including three Catalan films

LA OLA | LA will take place from May 31 to June 3 at the Egyptian Theatre, the Montalban Rooftop Cinema Club and The Echo Park Film Center, celebrating four consecutive years in the city of Los Angeles. The film showcase will continue with LA OLA | CDMX from June 8 to June 10 at the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. The last stop of the event will be LA OLA | NYC from June 15 to June 18 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. 

LLUIS LLEO New Paintings and Works on Paper

The Elkon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by artist Lluis Lleo.  Lleo's exhibition entitled New Paintings and Works on Paper encompasses his work from 2016 to present. 
10/06/2018 Cinema

Catalan Films at Seattle International Film Festival

The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival that will be held from May 17th to June 10th 2018 includes nine Catalan films in its line-up!
United States 
10/06/2018 Music

Alexis Cuadrado US West Coast tour with Chano Dominguez Quintet

Jazz musician Alexis Cuadrado has announced a new project: an original live film score of the silent film Shoes (1916), directed by the American pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber.
New York 
10/06/2018 Language

Learn Catalan this Spring

The Catalan Institute is pleased to announce that Núria Diví, the Institute's Catalan teacher from previous years, will teach classes for adults starting this April. See her announcement below, and you can contact her directly at
Santa Monica, CA 
01/06/2018 Visual Arts

Artist Raül de la Torre in a group show in Santa Monica, California

CONSTRUCTED is a new exhibition curated by Saatchi Art curator, Victoria Kennedy. On view in Santa Monica, the exhibition presents recent works by thirteen emerging artists, including Raül de la Torre, among others. These thirteen Los Angeles-based artists defy the traditional boundaries of their mediums and challenge the physicality of their artistic practice. Working in a variety of materials, from fabric to neon to metal, each artist shares an interest in exploring the work of art as ...
New York 
31/05/2018 Literature

Martí Domínguez and Sebastià Portell Selected for Art Omi Writers Residency

From a pool of more than twenty candidates, writers Martí Domínguez and Sebastià Portell were selected for the two-month Art Omi residency in upstate New York. While Portell will reside at Art Omi in the fall of 2018, Domínguez will go in the spring. The public call for Catalan authors at Art Omi (Ledig House) has been ongoing since 2010, and the quality and quantity of applications made this selection-process highly rigorous.
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