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Have you ever heard of “curculles” (shells), “murga” (street music band) or ”esquetllotada” (pot-banging)? Capsa de curculles is a small show with music and storytelling, performed live in the form of a kamishibai or paper theatre.

This technique originated in Japan in the 1930s, during the economic crisis, when children would gather around a storyteller who arrived on a bicycle playing a rattle. After the performance, he would offer sweets to the children in return for a small payment.

In this case, the kamishibai tells the story of Sakura, a girl who has been asked to take a musical instrument to school. As she cannot find an instrument, she decides to make one. She does this with the help of her grandmother Yoshi and Perris, her faithful dog, using objects that they find on the beach.

When night falls, however, a strange character tries to steal the treasures left by the sea and hides them in a cardboard box. Will Sakura succeed in resolving the mystery? Perhaps music is the solution.

Don’t miss this magical show for the whole family!


Companyia Terranegra was set up in 2008 as the result of the passion for jazz and teaching of two musicians, Tati Cervià and Toni Pujol. So it is no surprise that live music plays a key role in their productions, which often include different disciplines such as theatre, audio visual elements and of course, storytelling by both to give life to the kamishibai.


Language: Catalan

Show recommended for all ages. From 3 years old.


  • Sunday 11th June 2017 from 12:30 to a 1:30pm
  • Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 12:30h to a 1:30pm

Rates and tickets

The show is included in the Poble Espanyol general admission. Buy your tickets online and get a 10% discount!


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