On the island and in concert: Manel

manel 1The Formentera Council Office of Culture has announced a fast-approaching concert from music group Manel. The band is scheduled to perform in the Sant Ferran square (plaça de l'Església) this Sunday September 4 at ten in the evening. Having topped the charts with hits penned in Catalan, Manel will plug their latest disc, Jo competeixo, and give a run-through of their most beloved songs from the past.

Unlike the group's first three albums, recorded in strict intimacy, the fourth offering from the Barcelona foursome marks their first experience working with a producer, North American Jake Aron. Besides collaborating with artists like Grizzly Bear, Jamie Lidell, tUnE-yArDs and Chairlift, Aron also produced rapper Le1f's debut effort.

When Guillem Gisbert, Roger Padilla, Martí Maymó and Arnau Vallvé take to the stage in Sant Ferran, there is little doubt about their ability to shake up the Formentera crowd. The show, from one of the most celebrated names in Catalan-language music in particular —and in Spanish music more generally—, will be free.