08001

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08001 is a world music project based in Barcelona.

This project, conceived as a workshop or work in progress, is a collective of musicians from different parts of the world based in El Raval, the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood of Barcelona. "08001" is El Raval's postal code.

Its live shows blend the performance of numerous artists together with a visual screen show. 08001 made its debut during Sónar, a music festival in Barcelona. Right after, they embarked on an tournee around Spain and various parts of Europe.

In 2004, Time magazine wrote of 08001: "In recent years, as [El Raval] has been colonized by migrants from as far afield as South America and Southeast Asia, the urban music that reverberates from this neighborhood has evolved to reflect the diversity of the population. This syncretic sound — called mestizaje, a mix of music and ethnicities — is now producing some of the country’s hottest new acts. And they don’t come any hotter than Barcelona’s 08001."[1]

They also received the Impala award after selling over 30.000 units of their independently released first record Raval ta Joie.[2]

Vorágine (WorkinProgress Records) is 08001’s new album, commercially released in record stores and iTunes since the end of June 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaldua, Enrique (February 29, 2004). "Super Barrio Brothers". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Archived from the original on 2004-04-04. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  2. ^ http://www.impalasite.org/docum/04-press/Awards%20total%20as%20of%20January2008.pdf

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