Obrint Pas

Obrint Pas

Obrint Pas at Festsaal Kreuzberg, 2012.
Background information
Origin València, Valencian Community (Spain)
Genres Rock, Ska, Rock català, reggae
Years active 19932014
Labels Propaganda pel Fet
Members Xavi Sarrià
Josep Pitarch
Miquel Gironès
Marc Guardiola
Robert Fernández
Miquel Ramos

Obrint Pas (Valencian pronunciation: [oˈβɾin ˈpas], "Breaking Through") was a musical group from Valencia, Spain. Their music is a mixture of rock, ska and reggae with dolçaina rhythms, a traditional Valencian instrument, often with social and political lyrics.


Obrint Pas was formed in 1993. One year later, in 1994 they recorded their first tape which took them to the III Tirant de Rock. During the following years, the band also took part in several festivals that helped them to consolidate their music.

Their first album came in 1997 with the title La revolta de l'ànima. 3 years later, came Obrint Pas (2000), their first album with the record label Propaganda pel Fet. The consolidation of the group came with Terra in 2003, trying new styles. Just a year later, they recorded La Flama (2004) which launched them onto the international scene with gigs in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Morocco and the Western Sahara.

Obrint Pas performing live at a gig for Darréu in Asturias

Their last work En Moviment (2005) is a Live album with many collaborations such as the likes of Alex from Inadaptats, Fermin Muguruza, Al Tall and many more. It was recorded in a tributing gig to Ovidi Montllor in Valencia ten years after his death. This work reached the charts in Spain (The only group singing in Catalan).[1]

2006 Internacionalista Tour onwards

In 2006, the band undertook an international tour that was called 2006 Internacionalista Tour and included England, Norway, Czech Republic, and Argentina.

In 2007, the band released their 5th studio album Benvingut al Paradís (Catalan for Welcome to Paradise). The artwork features Muhammad Ali. In the same year, two valencian journalists Antoni Rubio and Hèctor Sanjuan published Del Sud. El País Valencià al ritme dels Obrint Pas. The book is based on the story of the band and the 15 last years of the Valencian region.

World record Lipdubbing

On October 24, in the city of Vic, the music of Obrint Pas was used in a world record attempt to get the largest lipdub ever. It succeeded with 5771 people. Background was La flama, a song from 2004.[2]




  1. Racó Català - El directe d'Obrint Pas es cola entre els vint més venuts de l'estat
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muTMLuGWrp8
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