[VIDEO] Thousands gather to sing “Els Segadors” for freedom of political prisoners

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Photo: Amateur musicians come together to sing Catalan national anthem in Plaça d’Espanya (Credit: El Món)

By Eva Vicens
December 3rd, 2017

The groups “Musicians for Freedom” and “Òmnium Cultural” organized a symphonic concert in Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona to demand the freedom for 8 imprisoned politicians, and Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart. There were 9,481 musicians taking part. The repertoire was made up of pieces such as ‘Sant Martí del Canigó’ (St. Martin of Canigou), ‘Viatge a Ítaca’ (Voyage to Ithaca), ‘El cant de la senyera’ (The Song of the Senyera [Catalan Flag]), ‘L’estaca’ (The Stake), ‘Els Segadors’ (The Reapers – Catalan National Anthem) or the ‘Hymn d’Europa’ (Hymn of Europe).

Listen here for the performance of Els Segadors (The Reapers):

Original article: http://elmon.cat/politica/video-milers-musics-canten-segadors-llibertat

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