Rachel Arieff: Interview in El Periódico

Rachel Arieff: “The Vatican and the powerful are always material for ridicule.” A timely and acerbic view of the world according to the comedian, pianist and ‘underground’ cabaret artist. See PDF OLGA MERINO Monday, June 23, 2014 Photo: Joan Puig A North Americana born in Milwaukee, what she refers to «the deep midwest». Mordaz and irreverent, Rachel Arieff has two peculiar shows: Anti-Karaoke (Sidecar) and Coñólogos (Gipsy Lou). -My grandmother was Norwegian,

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Flamenguiri Perdía

Recommended by Time Out Barcelona This isn’t flamenco. This isn’t flamenco fusion. It’s flamenguiri. The American comedian/cabaret artist Rachel Arieff has fallen down the flamenco rabbit-hole. After a year of obsessively listening to and learning the basics of this unique and captivating music, she began to compose her own flamenco songs… without really having any idea of what the hell she was doing. Since then she’s

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Time Out Barcelona

Time Out Rachel Arieff (PDF) Rachel Arieff, North American comedian, swapped success in the clubs of New York for that of the Raval. Always underground-style. She discovered her freaky side this way: at 14, as a member of the gymnastics team, she had to wear a leotard.  She preferred, however, to wear men’s underwear that she’d tie-dyed herself. Everyone laughed at her. “From that moment on,

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El Piano de Robadors

Han sido 10 meses de aventuras, sorpresas, y, sobre todo, cariño. Me encanta ese bar desastroso, que sigue luchando para existir contra un sistema que es cada vez más opresivo en su trato de locales pequeños de ocio no-corporativo de Barcelona. Mi historia personal con Bar 23 Robadors es larga. Empezó en 2004, cuando apenas llevaba tres meses en este país. No

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Sweet Pie, the Nude Pianist

Happy Holidays, everybody. I like Christmas and all that, but this year, I’m finding it depressing. Who’s with me? If you are, I hope today’s blog picks you up. And if it doesn’t… well, then you’re really fucked up and should get yourself to a shrink ASAP. I can only do so much, ya know. So here’s the story: I

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