For those of you unfamiliar, Rumba Catalana is a traditional music style that developed in Barcelona’s gypsy community in the fifties. Its rhythms are derived from flamenco with Cuban and rock and roll influences, and you can hear it for yourselves at the recently-opened La Rumbeta. The performers are mostly Catalan gypsies and are happy to get the audience involved. La Rumbeta has received rave reviews so far, and is a chance to catch some authentic music, far from the tourist trap flamenco shows. A great spot if you’re looking to introduce a visitor to some local musical culture or just experience it for yourself. Check out their website for prices and offers.
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