Ethno Catalonia is held every year at the end of July/beginning of August. For 10 days, it fills different iconic spaces in Banyoles, such as the Plaça Major, the Torre del Rem, the monastery cloister or the Old Baths with free activities and concerts.
Ethno is a folk, ethnic and traditional music programme organised by Jeunesses Musicales International, which was founded in 1990 in Sweden. It is held each year in different countries and it targets young musicians under 30 with the goal of preserving and promoting traditional music heritage. The young musicians gather together in each country in artistic residences in a democratic, egalitarian learning experience. There are no teachers or master classes; young people teach and share their respective country’s music and culture, guided by leaders who coordinate the group and prepare the arrangements.
For the last few years, the Ateneu – CMEM in Banyoles, situated in the Plaça Major, has been turned into a musical laboratory during Ethno Catalonia, where performers from around the world rehearse and prepare the musical production that they will perform live as a multiethnic orchestra.
More information at https://ethno.cat