A journey through the most musical – and youthful – city of Europe: Barcelona.
This documentary brings to the surface the most dynamically emerging music scene today. Barcelona, sleepless Barcelona, is one of the most cosmopolitan experiments in Europe today. And its music scene, integrating flamenco, rumba catalana, rock and hip-hop, has become a mirror for this unprecedented music expansion that enriches the presence of immigrants in Barcelona.
World Musicians travels to this city that adopted Manu Chao and, with his presence and music, inspired many young musicians. Here we meet the most important artists and bands of the current music scene: Ojos de Brujo, who renew dynamic flamenco integrating it with hip-hop, Macaco with his unique personal style inspired by the tradition of rumba catalana, the popular Muchachito, 08001 with its 35 musicians from 14 different countries, street artists, pop and jazz musicians.
With the background of the wild Barcelona of the anti-frankists, Barcelona of the important artists and writers, Barcelona of architects and Barcelona of constant change, consisting one of the most successful experiments of spatial and urban renewal, music takes us into a present that has a bet with the future.