This Thursday, March 21, the Black Music Big Band offered a concert for secondary schools in El Canal de Salt, as part of the program of the Black Music Festival 2024. The aim of the initiative was to bring the musical styles of the roots ” blues” closer to the teenage audience and spread the word about what is the tradition behind most of the music we hear today.

Formed by young musicians aged 15 to 25, the Black Music Big Band has managed to captivate the young attendees from the first moment. In the middle of a vibrant atmosphere full of rhythm, and with the venues sold out, El Canal de Salt was the stage today for the Black Music Festival. More than 280 students from educational centers in Salt and Girona have experienced soul and funk first-hand. Themes by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston or even Red Hot Chili Peppers have been part of a repertoire that has reviewed 70 years of rhythm’n’blues, soul, funk and to most music derived from the blues.

It was not just another concert, but a unique experience designed by young people from educational centers, who had the opportunity to attend during school hours, demonstrating that music is a powerful educational tool and that it can connect with young people in a special way. The students who came as listeners have been preparing this concert for weeks with a specific dossier on “Black Music” created to be worked on in the classroom.

In addition, all the production of the concert with sound, light and audiovisual has been carried out by the students of the degrees of ETECAM, the Technical School of the Show of Salt, thus closing the training circle of the proposal: young musicians, young technicians and young people in the public, in an educational and musical dissemination initiative that is wanted to have continuity in future editions of the festival.

The Black Music Big Band will close its participation in the BMF2024 this coming Sunday, March 24 at 12 noon. It will be in the “Junior” version with boys and girls aged 8 to 15, in Plaça Poeta Sitjà in Castell d’Aro, with free entry.

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17190 Salt, Girona

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