Fira Mediterrània de Manresa: Markeliñe + Amorante
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
14Oct 202117Oct 2021Manresa
After confronting Covid-19 by offering an exceptional online and in-person fair last year, the Fira Mediterrània de Manresa will hold its 24th edition from 14 to 17 October, bringing back some of the activities that weren’t possible last year due to the pandemic.
The line-up features a total of 65 performances, including the theatre company Markeliñe and the musician Amorante.
In ´Ganbara Doinuak´ a performance by Markeliñe at the Auditorium on 14 October, the protagonist evokes memories of the past when she visits the family farmhouse with the intention of selling it. To the sound of live music, the Basque company theatrically rescues the memories of a world that came before us and is coming to an end, urging the audience to reflect on the importance of preserving the family and cultural heritage in the modern world.
Meanwhile, the multi-instrumentalist ethnomusicologist Iban Urizar, better known as Amorante, will perform on 15 October at the Auditorium. Amorante aligns himself with a refreshing group of artists who shed their prejudices to bring musical tradition out of the shadows, from Niño de Elche to Los Hermanos Cubero, via Lorena Álvarez and Pablo und Destruktion. The blend of genres proposed by the band is a disorienting mix that places the listener in familiar territory.
On 16 October, Amorante will play together with catalan band Los Sara Fontán.
Fira Mediterrània de Manresa is the strategic for artistic proposals which use root sources, tradition and popular culture as the drivers of creativity.
It is a multidisciplinary fair which proposes three great itineraries: one of music, with the Mediterranean stage for world music and folk music showcasing the new productions on the traditional Catalan stage; one of performing arts, including dance, theatre, circus, street arts and entertainment for families, based on the intangible heritage and on popular and traditional culture; and one of popular culture and associations, emphasising the relationship with the professional arts sector while taking into account the Mediterranean’s intangible heritage.