An audience of thousands

Alícia, along with Bonaventura Clotet (IrsiCaixa), Manel Esteller (IDIBELL), Miquel Casas (UAB) and Pere-Joan Cardona (Germans Trias i Pujol), contributed a reading of ‘Ara Mateix’, a poem by Catalan poet Miquel Marti i Pol, during the four-hour event. The evening featured freedom-focused songs and readings that are part of the collective consciousness of Catalonia and elsewhere, and involved musicians, writers, actors, castellers, civic representatives and many others.

The concert, which was organized by Òmnium Cultural and attracted a 90000-strong audience, aimed to be ‘an outcry from civil society to demand, through the universal language of music, the right of the Catalan people and all peoples of the world to decide freely and democratically their own future’. It also collected 25 tons of food for the Fundació Banc dels Aliments.

To watch the concert visit the TV3 website at—part-23-%28de-2130-a-2330%29 (the scientists’ part starts at minute 57”).