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In search of the sound of Madrid

Categories: Art & Culture, Entertainment July 15, 2015

The pond at El Retiro

Choosing a genre of music to define Madrid is an almost impossible task. For many, the pop-rock of the Movida is still the style that best represents the local Madrid character. Others emphatically claim that flamenco, added to UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is the definitive music of the Spanish capital. Jazz, meanwhile, evokes the frenetic pace of Gran Vía. And electronic music is emblematic of this nocturnal city. These and other genres also appear towards the top of this hypothetical list of the sounds of Madrid. Together with Iberia Express, Noche en Vivo (Madrid Association of Music and Entertainment Venues) and Noche Madrid (Nightlife Association of Madrid), we decided to ask a group of Madrileños how they would define the sound of their city. This is what we learned.

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Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

A day in Platea

plateadest-150x150 Categories: Food & Drink
May 22, 2015

When someone asks me what Platea is, I almost have to take a deep breath so I can explain in one go, all that it encompasses. It could be summed up as a superb gastronomy space on almost 6,000 square metres, with the signature of renowned chefs (6 Michelin stars). But it’s much more than …

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Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

MadrEat: cooking takes to the streets

MadrEat Categories: Food & Drink
April 16, 2015

It was only a matter of time before (good) street food arrived in Madrid. MadrEat has made the dreams of fans of authentic street food come true. Held every third weekend (the 6th edition will be from 17 to 19 April), MadrEat features nomadic cooking by the best chefs and restaurants in Madrid, …

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