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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Falling in love with a girl. A night with Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat (+ Renaldo & Clara) 
Caprichos de Apolo. La [2] de Apolo, Barcelona, February 11th

No matter the place wasn't the real Apolo, but a smelly, way less charming space. No matter the sound wasn't as good as we would have loved, and as result, some of the fastest, rockier, up-beating tunes suffered from an excess of  volume. No matter the support act, Renaldo & Clara, was well-intentioned but harmless. Or that Basia was alone performing (ukelele, autoharp, guitar, piano, a cappella). She delivered an amazing show, proving, again, she is one of these few, unique, true artists.

From the very beginning it was easy to guess the evening was going to be a great one had. And that feeling never disappeared. Basia has the natural charms (she is lovely) to hypnotise the public, but foremost, she is ridiculously talented. The shyness she has while chatting with the audience turns into a fierce passion when she starts playing and singing. And that combination is hard to resist. No one resisted on Friday 11th, that's for sure.

There were many highlights during the night, but I would select the tunes played on piano, in particular "If It Rains" and the terrific "I Put a Spell on You" (I still have goosebumps when I remember how she sang that tune). But my guess is that everyone present at the show will have their own choice to pick. And that says a lot about the concert. And about the artist.

If you have the opportunity to see Basia Bulat, don't miss it! You'll fall in love with the girl of the autoharp.

I don't have a proper video of the night, but here's probably the most amazing film you can find from Basia performing. Not as good as seeing her live, but anyway, mesmerizing (if you can, watch it in HD).

Here's the link to my article (in Spanish) of the concert, from the website I collaborate with:
Basia Bulat hechiza Barcelona con un one woman mayúsculo

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