In a dusty corner of the bar Cafè de les Delícies, in the Rambla del Raval of Barcelona, you can find one of those old jukeboxes. I do not know if it still works, but in any case that kind of contraption reinforces the vintage decoration of the bar. But that does not effect the musical offer of the venue. It is very pleasant to drink a beer or to have a cheese sandwich while you are listening to music by the likes of Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and singers like Benabar, Cali, Travis, Edit Piaf, Manel, Mishima, Guillermina Motta, Llach or Maria del Mar Bonet. I think that there is no other bar in Barcelona with more variety and good musical taste than this venue.
But the musical uniqueness of Cafè de les Delícies is not only the music chosen with good criteria, but also its live gigs. There, every Thursday, you can listen to the cellistand singer Pau de Nut, an artist as eclectic as the music in the bar. Pau knows how to combine all the audible resources that the cello offers —pizzicatos, spiccatos, detachés…— with his voice ranging from delicate and smooth to rough and ready. The result? Really emotional versions of Ese hombre by Rocío Jurado, I’ll be your mirror by Lou Reed, contigo by Los Chunguitos and Enjoy by Bjork. A simple but extravagant mise en escene gives a special character to his interpretations. And at the end of the gig you decide the price of the ticket.