Today I took part in organizing a cultural tour in Barcelona conceived by ‘Mondigromax Cultius de Cultura’ and aimed at introducing foreign visitors to the Catalan culture. The idea was very interesting: there were several guides involved, each stationed at a monument and ready to receive several groups of foreigners as they did a preplanned cultural itinerary that would give them the chance to learn about the city’s history, art and culture, gastronomy and traditions, etc.
For my part, I introduced them to Catalan music. I received 5 groups, one after another; at Palau de la Música Catalana, an awesome modernist building. There, I introduced them to the great Catalan composers, musicians and singers, namely Isaac Albéniz (pianist and composer); Enrique Granados (pianist and composer); Pau Casals (cellist and conductor) and Joan Manuel Serrat (singer and songwriter). There was actually some sort of game where they listened to music and had to guess who is who after having listened to an explanation about the different musicians and their styles.