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Primera Persona

Primera Persona is a festival of varieties, brought bang up to date with a literary and experiential twist. It is also a tribute to experience, memory and the word. And a celebration of how narrative, film and music can turn personal concerns and experiences into works that console people or change lives.

The festival sets out to present life stories, sometimes camouflaged, sometimes more literal, but always literary, atypical, tragicomic and antiepic, showing that anyone can be the hero (or antihero) of a novel, a film or a song, and that we are all the lead in a memorable story. And it sets out to do so in the most entertaining way possible, using strategies borrowed from the performing arts or genres such as audiovisual documentary, with meticulous staging and scripts devised for the occasion, with the emphasis on biographical anecdote rather than abstract analysis, and intimate confession rather than academic theory.

It is a project of the CCCB conceived and directed by Kiko Amat and Miqui Otero.

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Brett Anderson with Xavi Sancho

Brett Anderson is the lead singer with Suede and one of the foremost figures of Brit Pop (the press called him a cross between Bowie and Morrissey). He underwent the predictable stages of stardom and addiction, and got through both. Although Suede’s tempestuous history ended in 2003, ...

Julieta Venegas

The Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, who has sold over twelve million records worldwide, but there’s nothing she likes better than holing up with a book under an angle poise in her bedroom. Her photographer parents didn’t let her turn on the television and signed her up at an ...

Full list of previous activities

Primera Persona 2019

Autobiographic Live Sessions: Tragicomic Monologues, Pop Music, Theatre and Narrative

Primera Persona 2017

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2016

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2015

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2014

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2013

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative