Catalan summers are hot. Movement of any type is made difficult by the soaring temperatures during the day, and so Barcelona's nights have become the belle of this midsummer ball. Barcelona's CaixaForum is the latest of the city's museums and venues to announce their nighttime program, offering a series of eclectic and diverse events. The Jackson Singers will be kicking off on the 7th of July. This prestigious gospel choir, which has been touring since 1983, will share its message of peace and love to a bopping beat.
Staff Benda Bilili are certainly one of the season's highlights. This group of Congolese musicians, all of whom are affected by polio, were the subject of a documentary at this year's Cannes Film Festival. They will be performing as part of a free concert on the 14th of July.
Miguel Hernández' centenary will also be celebrated, with Jordi Villaronga dramatising some of his most famous poems on the 21st of July. ¡Compañero del Alma, Compañero! 100 anys Miguel Hernández will be rounded off with a documentary. Entrance to this even will cost you €4.
Scottish violinist Lori Watson will also be performing, her new and energetic brand of Celtic music is providing a much-needed boost to the genre, as she plays some original compositions mixed in with some of the real classics. This concert is free and also takes place on the 21st.