Fira encesa

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Fira encesa
Picap, 2013

For the exhibition about the poet Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, Imitació del foc, which opened in the Student Residence in Barcelona in May 2012, where Maria del Mar Bonet was invited to sing, the idea arose of making an album exclusively with songs of Rosselló-Pòrcel. The centenary of the poet’s birth was nearing so the record made even more sense taking into account the importance of the Mallorca poet in the career of Maria del Mar Bonet from its beginnings. Thus they compiled all the songs about poems by maintaining the original recording and adding three new ones: Quan acabarà aquell momentPoques paraules surten and Pluja en el jardí de l’Ateneu.

The presentation of the album was in the Auditori Barrades in L’Hospitalet del Llobregat on the 7th of October 2013. The tour of the album reached Olot, Barcelona, Navarcles, Palma, Madrid, Valencia, Camallera, Torrent, Reus and Lleida among other cities.

In May 2013 she took part in the homage to Salvador Espriu, singing songs by Rosselló-Pòrcel, a close friend of the poet from Arenys, which was in the Avinguda de la Catedral in Barcelona. In June she performed in the Concert per la Llibertat singing Què volen aquesta gent? accompanied by the Companyia Elèctrica Dharma. In July she took part in Palma in the concert in favour of the Orquestra Simfònica Balear “Ciutat de Palma” which at the time was at risk of disappearing, before more than 5,000 people. On the 2nd of August she sang in the Culturals Nights in the Sanctuary of Gràcia, in Mallorca.

In 2014 she still did concerts of Fira encesa and began the Spanish tour with Amancio Prada of the joint show Por amar el arte. For the centenary of the birth of Joan Vinyoli they prepared La veu del mar with Dani Espasa that they took around Catalonia. She began working with the Valencia guitarist Borja Penalba.

On the 19th of February 2015 Maria del Mar Bonet was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of the Balearic Isles.

Documentación gráfica

With the Companyia Elèctrica Dharma
interpreting Què volen aquesta gent?
Concert per la llibertat , June 29,
2013 Barça Stadium

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