Flamenco and Fado in South London

We have two great evenings of live music coming to Cafe Barcelona. Enjoy the atmosphere of the cosy cafe, with cocktails, wines and tapas, in 2 special events:

The great flamenco music and dance of Alma Gitana, the only show of it’s kind in Streatham and probably London! Live on Friday 18th November. Tickets are £12.

Friday 2nd December, as a Christmas special with have Claudia Aurora to perform with her band the drama of Fado, the folk-blues of Portugal. Presenting her 2nd Album Mulher Do Norte, with cello, guitar, percussion and bass. Tickets are £12

Drenched in emotion and drama (Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3)

Haunting Portuguese fado heartbreakingly poignant (Time Out)

You can buy tickets at the cafe or online here. Buy early to avoid dissapointment, as this events always Sell out.

 

 

Vinyl Night in Streatham

Our first vinyl night was a great success, and it attracted many music lovers who brought their own vinyls and played them in our stage. We heard all sorts of music, from 80s hits, to Mexican, Latin, Soul, and disco music, for the enjoyment of everyone. vinyl night streatham, Vintage vinyl

From now on a regular event the VINYL NIGHT will be the 1st Thursday of every month.

The next dates are:

Thursday 3rd November

Thursday 1st December

Bring and play your own vinyls, wines and tapas available on the the night.
From 8-11pm

This Friday Los Amigos Band

Do not miss this Friday 22nd July our favourite party band Los Amigos, are playing the best music from the Gipsy Kings, to Buenavista Social Club, Santana, and lots of Latin hits.

There is free entry, but make a reservation if you wish to enjoy some tapas.

Music starts at 8.30pm, bring your dancing shoes and enjoy a lovely summer evening in Streatham in your favourite local.

 

Anniversary party 28/5/16

Thank you very much to all who came to our 2nd anniversary party, which was a total success, BBQ and tapas, and live music with Cuban band Kandela Mi Son, and all of you dancing and having a great time, that makes us happy!

We are looking forward to a 3rd year of lovely people, great coffee, breakfast and good times at Cafe Barcelona in Streatham. We are working in some new brunch options, specially with poached eggs, and of course more live music evenings with flamenco, fado, and other fantastic genres from around the world.

I leave you with some pictures of the evening courtesy of Olesya Njemnobi.

Winners of the Streatham Best Business Awards 2016

We are very happy to announce that Cafe Barcelona received the Award of Best Business of the year 2016 in Streatham, selected by a panel of independent judges, in a sold out ceremony celebrated at the Hideaway Jazz Club.

The Awards, with hundreds of entries from all kind of business in Streatham, is a recognition to the hard work we have put in the last 2 years into creating a unique place in Streatham High Road, an area that is rapidly changing and developing with more young professional people moving to the area.

We want to share this with all our customers who support us every day, and also with all the businesses in Streatham who also deserve the award as much as us, who fight every day to improve their businesses and the area of Streatham. By helping an independent business, you improve the backbone of the local economy, and nurture our thriving and healthy community, where everyone benefits.

From our hearts, THANK YOU.

The Cafe Barcelona team

PS: Photos of the night coming soon

Live Music – February

The live music returns to Cafe Barcelona with 2 great evenings:

  • Saturday 20th February our favourite Spanish/Latin band returns with the best music from the Gypsy Kings to Buenavista Social Club. Los Amigos Band is one of the most sought after groups for private events and celebrations around the country. Do not miss this opportunity to see them live. Free entry. Music from 8.30pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf7QDdDjuYI

  • Friday 26th February our flamenco night with the best show in South London, Alma Gitana returns with fantastic dancing and music. Tickets are £12 and it always sells out so get yours soon at the cafe or at http://www.wegottickets.co.uk/cafebarcelona

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp6GWu-wjZ8

 

2015 in review

Last year we learnt a lot of things. We met new people, we had lovely music nights and celebrated our 1st anniversary and our 1st World Music festival to great success.

This year we start with new bread in our toasties and breakfast – a lovely fire oven sourdough that will make your visit even tastier. We are looking forward to a new year full of challenges and good times, we hope to see you soon!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Our last music evenings of the year

PAKAW! – 28/11/15 

The all-female combo that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, international women excite with their sultry vocals and versatile musicianship.Tickets £10 Advance / £12 on door 

Buy tickets calling at 02087 699169, or online clicking HERE

MOSCOW DRUG CLUB – 4/12/15

A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, New Orleans Funeral Parade & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and then stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…..this way please & mind the stairs!!!