Xamfrà was founded in 2004 by l'ARC Taller de Música Fundació Privada, with the support of two foundations (Avina and Levi's), running workshops at the Institut Miquel Tarradell. The course starts with 16 participants and ends with 42.
2006 - 2007
Xamfrà ends the course with more than 80 participants, aged between 4 and 18 years old, coming from different countries: Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Santo Domingo, India,
Pakistan, Romania, Uruguay, Algeria, Ecuador, the Philippines, Columbia, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, Cuba, England and Germany.
2008 - 2009
The number of students enrolled exceeds 130 and Xamfrà receives the 3rd Federico Mayor Zaragoza Prize from the Friends of UNESCO, as an example of good experiences of coexistence between cultures. The entities that participate in Xamfrà also diversify: Salvador Gavina Centre, Raval Social Foundation and Franja Joves.
2010 - 2011
There are now more than 170 students. We incorporate workshops with the Escó Foundation: music with mothers and babies and a women's choir.
2012 - 2013
We start a new singing and music workshop for young people. Xamfrà receives the National Education Award for projects of entities for the promotion of education, awarded by the Ministry of Education. Xamfrà participates in the Punto y Raya Junior Festival.
We start up El Teler de Música, a social entrepreneurship initiative to promote and make music and community projects sustainable. It is a space for didactic resources and shared reflection for education professionals who use music as a pedagogical tool.
2014 - 2015
Xamfrà receives the Francesc Candel Prize (from the Carulla Foundation) and Ester Bonal, director, receives the Civic Action and Citizenship Prize, awarded by the same foundation. The orchestra workshop begins on Thursdays with cello, violin and clarinet students. A choreography and movement workshop for young people starts on Fridays.
2016 - 2017
We begin to run workshops during school hours at the Pere Vila School (music and movement in kindergarten, and orchestral ensemble in 4th, 5th and 6th grades) and after school hours at the Cal Maiol School (music and movement in kindergarten and ukulele in the initial cycle). At the same time, we coordinate the Educart pel Desenvolupament
workshops at the Institut Miquel Tarradell, at the Mediterrània School and at the Mestre Morera School.
2018 - 2019
The Resist'art project wins the 25th November 2018 award for the prevention of gender violence, organised by Barcelona City Council. Resist'art becomes an integral project, made jointly with the group Las Anónimas, and in collaboration with various associations and entities of the neighbourhood and the city (Androna Cultura, Guné Foundation, Lloc de la dona, Diàlegs de dona, Escó Foundation...).