Tori Sparks

Interview: Miguel Montagut

Miguel Montagut is a jazz guitarist and teacher who has been involved with the founding of two music schools in Catalunya. He also teaches privately and performs with a number of local and international artists. more »

Mar 4, 2015 10:38 PM

Photo by Yan Pekar

All That Jazz

Jazz landed in Barcelona nearly a century ago, but where is it at today and what challenges does the genre face? more »

Mar 2, 2015 5:54 PM FEATURES

A passion for fusion

A core of musicians in Barcelona is keeping the flamenco fusion genre alive and well. more »

Sep 30, 2014 5:20 PM FEATURES

Legal highs

Barcelona has a growing number of cannabis clubs, where it is legal to smoke marijuana, but all agree that some regulations are urgently needed. more »

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

Living Room Concerts

As many of Barcelona’s live music venues close, SoFar Sounds provides some welcome and intimate spaces for concert-goers. more »


A passion for the kitchen

Chefs in the Barri Gótic take it all in their stride. By Tori Sparks more »

Feb 3, 2014 10:50 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Drap Art

This festival showcases eclectic art created with recycled materials more »

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM GOING OUT

Exchange of US, British and German prisoners at Barcelona port, May 17th, 1944

Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. Photographer: Pérez de Rosas

Barcelona en Postguerra:1939-1945

Barcelona has embarked on a major project to show life as it was here after the Spanish Civil War more »

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING

Neighbourhood Voices: Barcelona beyond recognition

Hear from three women who have watched Barcelona change before their eyes more »

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Lindy Hop

The last Sunday of every month, Apolo 2 is the place to be in Barcelona. Hundreds of couples of all ages congregate to dance to swing music played live and with an unending supply of joyful energy by the 16-piece Barcelona Jazz Orchestra (BJO). more »


Turning a Page: Barcelona Bookstores

A tale of two Barcelona bookshops more »

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING

Photo by Jordi Cané

Sowhatabout Live: An unconventional music series

Tori Sparks explores a new type of music scene in Barcelona more »

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM GOING OUT 1 Comments

Shifting Gears

The polymorphic powers of Harley-Davidson more »

Aug 28, 2013 12:49 AM , LIVING

Art - Kram, Photo - Tori Sparks

A matter of perspective

Barcelona street artists explain how their work is different from graffiti more »

Aug 8, 2013 1:35 PM LIVING

Wide Range: Spotlight on the Mas i Mas Festival

From Sun Ra Arkestra to José Heredia, Barcelona's Mas i Mas Festival has a lot to offer more »

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM GOING OUT

Apple pie and all that

Get your fix of Americana from a range of Barcelona businesses more »

May 1, 2013 7:00 AM LIVING

Interview: Chris Wolstenholme

We talk to Chris Wolstenholme, Muse's bass player, about the band's upcoming gig in Barcelona more »

May 1, 2013 7:00 AM LIVING

Barcelona-based indie-folk group Radiosepia will be performing at Carders Bar on Saturday, April 13th. more »

Culture: Flamenco

You don’t need to travel far to discover the heart of Flamenco more »

Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING

February Festivals

From saints to singers, this month’s festivals keep the city hopping. more »

Feb 7, 2013 12:00 AM What to do