Despite what most people thought when Joe Bataan topped the European charts with “Rap-O Clap-O” in 1980, he wasn’t a new kid on the block, nor was “Rap-O Clap-O” his first chart buster -or a very good representation of the music he was known for among his longtime fans in America. In fact, Joe had been recording for well over a decade (his first U.S. hit was “Crystal Blue Persuasion” on the Uptite label in 1969) and he was known as the “The King of Latin R&B”.
A curious observer interested in the plastic and movement arts in which the body and/or the objects are communicators. Joan Català understands the scene as a space for dialogue between humans, objects and the environment where game and work melt together with the tools, experiences and ideas that each of us bring.In 2012, Joan starts to develop its own perspective around scenic arts focused on street and urban landscapes. The result is the show PELAT, premiered at 2013 Fira de Tàrrega.