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Irídia FestFestivals, Music
02/02/2023 - 02/03/2023

A new music festival is launched in Barcelona that demonstrates the power of community and celebration as alternatives to the radicalization of hate. IRÍDIA FEST has on its program jazz, kuduro and reggaeton music over two days. Any profits made will be used to finance the support and complaints services run by Irídia, an organization that offers legal and psychosocial support in cases of institutional violence. This is the first IRÍDIA FEST and African American, Keith Lamar, who is on death row in Ohio and whose execution is scheduled for 2023, will present his latest work. Lamar has recorded an album with the Catalan pianist Albert Marquès, and in the festival we'll hear Lamar recite poetry live from prison accompanied by musicians from the Taller de Músics de Barcelona. IRÍDIA FEST will also feature performances by PONGO, Hip Horns Brass Collective and DJs Piti Vaccari and Mombounce.

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