Rodrigo Laviña IN RESiDENCE at the School Montjuïc

www.atversaris.cat

Rodrigo Laviña is known, above all, as the MC (rap singer and lyricist) for several bands, although his musical activity also includes forages into other fields, and is a selector, producer and promoter. He has always been mainly engaged with hip-hop and reggae culture, adopting a clear social and political position in all his activities.

Since 2004, with Pau Llonch and Joan Riera, he is a member of At Versaris, the best-known Catalan rap group on the scene today. The band have recorded several discs and have performed live at festivals like Hipnotik, Cruïlla and the Mercat de Música Viva live music market at Vic. Laviña also forms part of another band, Extraño Weys, in which, besides rapping, he also attends to more strictly musical duties, such as sampling and creating loops.

As a selector, he is a member of The Rigodonians, a group that unearths and plays vinyl records from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He is also one of the organisers of Say It Loud, a festival devoted to Afro-American music and culture. Finally, in the field of education, he has led writing workshops as well as activities focused on rapping and music production, always seeking to educate against racism and homophobia. 

https://www.facebook.com/atversaris/
https://sayitloudrecords.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/therigodonians/

Biography written in 2016

School Montjuïc

www.institutmontjuic.cat

Institut Montjuïc has taken part in the three last editions of IN RESIDENCE, with Eduard Arbós, Lua Coderch and Societat Doctor Alonso. This year, a group of first-year ESO compulsory secondary education pupils are taking part in the programme.

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The Institut Montjuïc has served its neighbourhood Zona Franca for more than 30 years. Its participation in IN RESiDENCE is connected with the school’s wish to forge additional links between itself and the social and cultural agents in its area and the city while at the same time fostering the artistic interests of its pupils. 

Participants

Students 1st of ESO:
Alex Melo, Alex Gil, Julio Vargas, Joaquim Fernández, Damián Fernández, Alejandro Sanchez, Salvador Campoy, Nerea García, Coraima Fernández, Emilia Enciso, Raquel Rodriguez, Mireia Serrano, Clàudia Monzó, Iker Cupillar, Julián Maleno and Emilio Batista

Teachers:
Vicent Santamaria (catalan language) and Guillem Cabeza (music)

Curation and coordination:
Cultural Association Heliogàbal

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium