Barcelona in the Round V: Tori Sparks + Marga Mbande + Inma Gomes - LIVE STREAMING
BARCELONA IN THE ROUND V: Tori Sparks + Marga Mbande + Inma Gomes
Get ready for a very special live music experience. American singer-songwriter Tori Sparks brings Nashville to Barcelona, with her fifth "in the round" concert. This kind of show — typical of the Nashville songwriter scene, but completely new to Barcelona — features three individual singer-songwriters. They take the stage together and trade off performing their original songs in an acoustic format. Each turn is called a “round.”
Sometimes the performers are friends and collaborators, sometimes they’re strangers, meeting onstage for the first time. Spontaneous collaborations, audience participation, the story behind the song, premieres of brand-new compositions — in these concerts, anything can happen and there are always surprises. It’s the most stripped-down, exposed, basic format for an artist to showcase his or her music — just one instrument and one voice — and is an opportunity to hear your favorite artists share their music in an intimate setting while simultaneously discovering other talented musicians.
MEET THE PERFORMERS
TORI SPARKS (Rock/Blues/Flamenco Fusion)
Singer Tori Sparks was born in Chicago, the home of the Blues, and later went on to live and record in Country music capital Nashville. Since the age of 18, she has played an average of 150-200 concerts per year in 24 countries and has released 8 albums. Alone or with a band, Tori is a force of nature on stage.
Her last three albums El Mar (2014), La Huerta (2017) and the live double album Wait No More (2019), have turned her into an international success, largely in part due to the distinctly fresh sound she and her Barcelona-based musical collaborators have crafted onstage and in the studio. Called "adventurous, always pushing the envelope" by Rolling Stone, "pure art" by Los Conciertos de Radio3, and named Rock Artist of the Year by No Solo Cine, Tori is also known for giving back to the community and spearheaded several solidarity projects during the coronavirus pandemic.
MARGA MBANDE (Afrofusion/Soul/Urban)
Marga Mbande, Equatoguinean by heritage and Spanish by birth, is a multidimensional artist whose music possesses the raw attitude and energy of urban music, the velvet smoothness of soul, and the catchy beats of Afropop. In recent years she has traveled the world with various musical projects, performing in Norway, Mexico, Armenia, and the United States.
On stage she is pure elegance, power, and sensitivity — above all, she knows how to connect with the audience. Her new album Afromantik, was produced by Shola (renowned producer and bassist for the Ceftones) and is set to be released in Spring 2021. It reflects our continued search for identity and belonging in the times we live in and is brimming with fresh beats influenced by the fusion of cultures and styles that is quintessentially “La Jefa,” Marga Mbande.
INMA GOMES (Electronica/Jazz/Pop)
Inma Gomes is a singer, lyricist and composer whose expression and dynamic range will make you do a double-take. With a Higher Degree in Jazz Singing from the Liceu Conservatory of Barcelona under her belt, her sunny demeanor and her keyboard in tow, you might expect a traditional setlist of jazz standards. (Don’t.) Her one-of-a-kind voice and her highly personal style of music will open up places in your heart that you didn’t even know existed.
Gomes’ style is the definition of eclectic, incorporating jazz, soul, 80s electronica, pop, and trip hop — yet her sound is uniquely hers. Her first album, Blue Season (2011) was jazz-soul fusion recorded with her trio, but her EPs Follow the Love (2016) and Alisos (2019) were an immersion in electropop experimentation. Over the years she has collaborated with acclaimed musicians such as Jordi Bonell, Jon Robles, Isaac Coll and Ale Romero, and has composed for Spanish pop artists, the French band Melokolektiv, and more. She is currently at work on her next album, her second with producer Rubén García Zarranz, release date TBD.
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