Manu Chao - La Ventura

(Español) Sábado 18/10/2014

Txarango

(Español) Viernes 17/10/2014

Calima

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Microguagua

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Kimbala

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La Sra. Tomasa

(Español) Sábado 18/10/2014

Chicos y Mendez

(Español) Viernes 17/10/2014

Los Niños de los Ojos Rojos

(Español) Sábado 8/10/2014

san-cosme

District of San Cosme

San Cosme and San Damián is a working-class area which construction started in the 60’s with the arrival of the population who lived in the Montjuic’s area shantytown (Andalusians, Castilian-Manchegans, Extremaduran, Catalans…). From the begining, upon the building of the quarter, there have lived together non-gypsies and gypsies and currently there are many more cultures such as Maghrebies, Salvadoran, Colombians, Pakistanies, Romanies following their same steps. The quarter has experienced many remodeling, both its urban and human structure.

It’s an uniform area but one can tell 8 different housing phases it which it was built. With regards to the infrastructure, the quarter has two schools and two secondary schools where there are not only children from the district but also from all around the town, Julio Méndez public multisport center, two police stations, one from the Mossos d’Esquadra and the other from the local police, a fire station, and the Pujol i Capsada outpatient department. Despite the efforts of the residents and the Prat de Llobregat city council, a municipality the quarter of Sant Cosme is a part of, to normalize the image of the district, it has always been marked by the local population.

Our quarter is a working-class quarter, just like any other, a quarter where many people, administrations and organizations work without rest to improve it. Just as in every other quarter, it has its problems, but those problems are not worse than in other quarters of our surroundings. Nevertheless, Sant Cosme, is a neighborhood that is still better known for its past than for its present and future. Sant Cosme, where people work for better neighborhood, the one of Dones Davies, the one known for its spectacular living Nativity, the one of cultures and soups of the world, the one the famous Many Chao referred to as the place when the kings of rumba were, that’s a neighborhood which works for the better and which looks into the future with clear ideas.

In the Sant Cosme neighborhood, the culture has always been used to break stigmas and impediments. A great moment was the musical show and the coexistence’s week of Manu Chao in our quarter. Something that will be always remembered and, moreover, has been good for that many journalists and bystanders became interested in the quarter and saw first-hand that this is not the Sant Cosme that they had been told. Simply, it is much better. The culture and shows as Esperanzah! Festival have served to make things happen in Sant Cosme that no one would bet on to be happening and so we can proudly show that we are Sant Cosme.