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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.

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

Apr 28, 2016 4:02 PM FEATURES

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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 FEATURES

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 FEATURES

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 FEATURES

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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 FEATURES

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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 FEATURES

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 FEATURES

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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 FEATURES

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

Sep 30, 2014 5:20 PM FEATURES

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

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

FEATURES

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 FEATURES

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 FEATURES

A tale of two Barcelona bookshops more »

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES

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 »

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

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments

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Photo by Jordi Cané

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

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON 1 Comments

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