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Tori Sparks

Tori Sparks

Tori is a professional musician living in Barcelona. Since 2005, Tori has released five albums under the auspices of her own record label, Glass Mountain Records. Her most recent work, El Mar, is a bilingual collaboration with Barcelona-based flamenco fusion trio, Calamento. When on the road, she plays shows in everything from large festivals to small house concerts. Tori writes for Metropolitan on topics dealing with society, culture, art and music, and she enjoys the opportunity it presents to meet fascinating people she might otherwise never come across.

Street Design: Palo Alto market celebrates its second birthday. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:36 PM IN THE CITY

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Photo by Tori Sparks

Small live music venues in Barcelona have been under threat for some time, but has the Ajuntament changed its tune? more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Tori Sparks meets rock violin soloist Judith Mateo, ahead of her FNAC gig this Thursday. more

Jun 14, 2016 10:45 AM Previews and reviews

Casa Ronald McDonald provides some home comforts to sick children and their families. more

Apr 28, 2016 4:02 PM IN THE CITY

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Photos courtesy of Microcultura.

Short attention span? Microcultura is a new cultural concept in the city that breaks performances down into bite-sized chunks. more

Feb 2, 2016 12:19 PM IN THE CITY

Tori Sparks guides us through the ins and outs of being ‘autónomo’ in Spain. more

Jan 4, 2016 3:57 PM Business & Working 1 Comments

A conversation with Joan Armengol, a pioneer of Spanish journalism, and his son Senen, music journalist and TV presenter. more

Nov 26, 2015 3:38 PM IN THE CITY

This year marks the Hospital del Mar’s 100th birthday, and the city has been celebrating the centenary with a variety of institutional, scientific and cultural events since last November. more

Oct 28, 2015 3:41 PM IN THE CITY

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Photo by Jordi Farrera

You may be forgiven for mistaking them for castellers, but the human pyramids formed by the falcons have their own unique style and history. more

Sep 1, 2015 5:09 PM IN THE CITY

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Photo by Sonia Lucas

The Festes de Gràcia once again brings colour, joy and revelry to the streets this month. Tori Sparks gets behind the scenes at the city’s favourite neighbourhood festival. more

Jul 28, 2015 5:06 PM WHAT'S ON

Turn your front room into an intimate backdrop for an acoustic performance with our guide to becoming the perfect musical host. more

Mar 31, 2015 5:23 PM IN THE CITY

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 IN THE CITY

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Photo by Yan Pekar

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 IN THE CITY

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

Sep 30, 2014 5:20 PM IN THE CITY

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 IN THE CITY 1 Comments

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

IN THE CITY

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

Feb 3, 2014 10:50 PM EATING AND DRINKING

This festival showcases eclectic art created with recycled materials more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War

Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. Photographer: Pérez de Rosas

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 IN THE CITY

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

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

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