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16 Sep 2010 - 26 Sep 2010

Festival Asia in Barcelona

The Asia Festival comes back to Barcelona for another year with a wide range of high quality events that share billing with initiatives of the Asian communities living in Catalonia. The ninth edition of the Asia Festival, organised by Casa Asia, is held between the 16th and 26th of September in Barcelona. Its broad programme is addressed to all the public, with more than 30 Asian-origin shows and activities, and can be enjoyed in the heart of the city. During these days, Barcelona will approach the Asian continent through diverse disciplines such as theatre, dance, cinema, fashion, sport or gastronomy. The stars of this year’s festival are three productions in the city for the first time: kathakali theatre from India; Shan Ren Band, the young rock group from China; and the spectacular performance by the Japanese percussionist Leonard Eto. Moreover, the concert by the Pakistani pop singer Abrar-ul-Haq was specifically requested by the Asian community itself. These fascinating shows are complemented by a long list of activities, organised with associations and people from Asian communities, which will take place in the framework of La Mercè Festival: a catwalk of dress and customs, playing games such as Ki-o-rahi from New Zealand, or the workshop of tastes and knowledge where we will discover the secrets of Asian cuisine.