Barcelona Pick of the week 12-18 July 2010

La Rosa Negra Restaurant

La Rosa Negra Mexican restaurant (Via Laietana 46)
g rosa negra 0902 lg 15 150x150 Barcelona Pick of the week 12 18 July 2010Close to our Sots 3 apartment, Lorena Zertuche created a relaxing and entertaining restaurant, converting it into an original and unique place. Trimmings full of colour and Mexican chefs passionate about their work daily create exclusive plates with fresh ingredients from typical Mexican recipes. This restaurant makes you say "bueno, bonito y barato".

Ben Harper & Macaco in concert (Parc del Fòrum – 16 July)
After years of trying to force a breakthrough, Ben Harper finally obtained his first succes in 1999 with his album "Burn to shine", a skillful collection somewhere between jazz, funk and folk, with passionate songs and loaded with urban realities. "White lies of dark times" presents us with more rock. Enjoy this night of concert near the beach.
Macaco originates from Barcelona, founded in 1997 and led bij Daniel 'Mono Loco' Carbonell. The band members originate from different countries like Brazil, Cameroon, Venezuela and Spain, all donating a lot of colour and mixture to the music. It ranges from electronic accents to latina and rumba. They sing in different languages too: Spanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan and Italian.

Dunas: María Pagés/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Dance in the Grec Theatre Barcelona – 15-16 July)
In the original music by Szymon Brzóska and Rubén Lebaniegos echoes a coexistence of Arabic and flamenco music, composed especially for this spectacle. Both dancers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and María Pagés extend the possibilities of the art by erasing the boundries between cultures and different sorts of artists. That´s why, in an imaginary desert full of suggestive images, the two dancers combine their techniques and traditions to encounter the resemblances between the two races.

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