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Lista de eventos culturales en Boston 2010

March 23, 2010

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1) Suffolk University

 

1- Weekly Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Table).  Language Lab Annex in Fenton Building 5th floor. 

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Elementary level) &

Thursdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Intermediate level).  

 

2-Language Lab in Fenton Building 5th Floor. 

Check out the large collection of Spanish and Latin American films available.

 

 

3)  The Consulate General of Venezuela in Boston, The  IV Spring School on Transatlantic Studies, and The Quinn Dickerson Seminar Series

 

Invite to the Conference

Democracy in Venezuela:

Domestic and External Challenges

 

Speaker:

 

Modesto Ruiz Espinoza

Member of the Venezuelan National Assembly

 

Introduction by Omar Sierra,

Consul General of Venezuela in Boston

 

Moderator: Roberto Dominguez, Suffolk University

 

March 31st, 2010, 12:45 pm

 (41 Temple Street Donahue Building, 218-B)

 

Light refreshments (lunch) will be served.

 

Deputy Modesto Ruiz Espinoza

Mr. Modesto Ruiz is member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, President of the Sub-Committee for Legislation, Participation, Rights and Duties of Afro-Venezuelans. Mr. Ruiz holds degrees in Social Communication, Municipal Planning and Public Man­agement.  He was elected Councilman in 1993 and in 1996 became the Mayor of the An­dres Bello Municipality in the Miranda State. In 2006 he was elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly for the term 2006-2010.

 

As Member of the Assembly, Mr. Ruiz was co-writer of the Communal Councils’ Law. Mr. Ruiz was part of the Presidential Delegation to the II Africa-South America Summit in 2009, and a member of the Parliamentarian Friendship Committees with the countries of Gambia, Angola, Namibia and Palestine. In the present, he is coordinating the drafting of the Bill Against Racial Discrimination and other Related Forms of Intolerance.

 

A journalist by training, Mr. Ruiz has worked in several newspapers, radio, TV stations, and cultural institutions, focusing primarily on topics concerning social inclusion and Afro-Venezuelan identity. He served as director of the Black Dances of Barlovento, Mi­randa, 1984; director of the Workshop for Afro-Venezuelan Cultural Investigation, Cara­cas, 1989; host of the TV show “Afrovenezolanidad”, Vive TV, 2006; and he has also been a prominent member of the Network of Afro-Venezuelan Organizations, a civil rights entity that promotes the cultural and political rights of Afro-Venezuelans.

 

 

 

4) Twenty-First Century El Dorado:

 

A Case Study in National Sovereignty,
Free Trade, Community Activism, & Mining in

El Salvador 

 

 

 Christopher Rodriguez, Department of History

 


    

 

Tuesday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m.

 Donahue 207


   Sponsored by S.O.U.L.S., the Moakley Institute, & the Department of History 

  For more information, please contact Chris Rodriguez cmr2326@gmail.com.

 

 

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 2)  Movie

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Movie/Broken-Embraces-(Los-abrazos-rotos)/

Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)

 

Showtimes

·         1. Kendall Square Cinema
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

12:50*, 3:40*, 6:40, 9:35 PM

·         2. Hollywood Hits Theatre
7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers, MA

4:00*, 9:25 PM

·         3. Showcase Cinemas Worcester North
135 Brooks Street, Worcester, MA

1:20*, 4:20*, 7:05 PM

·         4. Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

6:30, 9:05 PM

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3) Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston’s South End. 85 West Newton Street, Boston.

Salsa for Haiti: Multicultural coalition plans benefit in South End

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

A multicultural coalition of Latino organizations has pulled together a special Salsa for Haiti event.  Donation is $10 at the door | 21 event

Help Haiti and enjoy a night full of salsa with Edwin Pabon and Orchestra, Cinco son (old school salsa), Yarina (Ecuadorian music), 1st Level (Reggae/Latin Mix) and Carlos de León y su Conjunto. Salsa performances and lessons by Best Dance Company and DJ Master Pedrito Santiago.

Enjoy great latin food and cash bar.

For more information call:  617-524-0457  or  617-927-1722
Visit:
www.villavictoriaarts.org
www.pabonelsalsero.com

 

 

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4) Boston Opera House

Check with SUHA.  They usually purchase economical tickets for $10.00 to attend the Flamenco Festival.

 

A) Flamenco Festival 2010: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
February 05  Boston Opera House

Madrid’s Noche Flamenca celebrates the essence, purity and integrity of traditional flamenco. The company of eight dancers and musicians has been hailed internationally for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances.

 

 

B)Flamenco Festival 2010: Gala Flamenca Todo Cambia
February 06  Boston Opera House

Gala Flamenca is a true flamenco celebration, featuring mesmerizing performances with renowned dancers and musicians direct from Andalucia, Spain. Dancers Pastora Galván, Manuel Liñán, Belén López and Rocío Molina … MORE »

WATCH/LISTEN »

 
     

 

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5) Regatta Bar

 

http://getshowtix.com/regattabar/index.shtml

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6) Ryles

Located in Cambridge

It has a lot of concerts.  You can also take dance lessons/ Salsa & Latin dance lessons.

http://www.rylesjazz.com/

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7) Scullers Jazz Club

Located in 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Cambridge

 

1-Tiempo Libre Group (Afrocuban music)

 

2 concerts on Thusday January 28, 2010 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm

 

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8) Mojitos

Located near Suffolk on Winter Street

It has some concerts and you can take dance lessons/ Salsa lessons.

http://www.mojitosboston.com/mojitos.shtml

 

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9) Museum of Fine Arts

1) Check the calendar they always show movies and documentaries from Latin America and Spain. 

 

2) They also have some art of ancient Latin America in their collection as well of paintings from great Spanish masters. 

http://www.mfa.org/index.asp

 

A) Luis Meléndez

Master of the Spanish Still Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 – Sunday, May 9, 2010

 

 

B)

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 1 pm Gallery Activities
Spotlight Talk: Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life
Join Claire Whitner, curatorial research associate, Art of Europe, for a 15-minute spotlight talk in the Torf Gallery, focusing on a couple works of a…

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2 pm Gallery Activities
Spotlight Talk: Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life
Join Claire Whitner, curatorial research associate, Art of Europe, for a 15-minute spotlight talk in the Torf Gallery, focusing on a couple works of a…

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 3 pm Gallery Activities
Spotlight Talk: Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life
Join Claire Whitner, curatorial research associate, Art of Europe, for a 15-minute spotlight talk in the Torf Gallery, focusing on a couple works of a…

C) Music of the Spanish Baroque
3:00 — 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Remis Auditorium

Eliot Fisk, guitar; John Gibbons, harpsichord; and Daniel Stepner, baroque violin

In celebration of the “Luis Melendez” exhibition, enjoy the music of Sor, Soler, Scarlatti, and Boccherini

 

MFA members, seniors and students $20; general admission $25.

 

 

D) Also take a look at the movies in Spanish being shown at the MFA in April, 2010

 

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10) Harvard University

There are always talks, movies, and other cultural events that are open to the public.  Most of them are also free.  Please check out the Spanish Film Series.  There are many films and talks offered throughout the semester. 

 

A) Main page:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/

 

Events calendar for all activities:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/events/list

 

B) Don Juan Tenorio (2001) Dir. Víctor Alcázar.

January 29, 2010 se proyectará.  Two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Harvard Square, 26 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge. 

 

Free admission.

 

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11) Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 

A)   The museum has several exhibits on ancient art of the Americas.  Check their schedule; there are certain days and times where admission is free.

http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/current_events.html

 

These are some of the events for the fall.  Also check the permanent collection:

Ongoing Exhibitions

Encounters with the Americas
Encounters explores the native cultures of Latin America before and after 1492, when the first voyage of Christopher Columbus initiated dramatic worldwide changes. (Left Seated figure from the Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan, Honduras. Photo by Mark Craig. PM 93-27-20/C871.1.)


  Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos
The Peabody’s exhibition of a Day of the Dead altar or offrenda is located in the Encounters with the Americas gallery. It represents the original Aztec origins of the holiday and the Catholic symbols incorporated into the tradition.

 

 

Detail of painted wall relief, Huaca de la Luna, Peru. Photo courtesy Huaca de la Luna Archaeological Project.

B) Murals of the Americas

Through December 30, 2010

Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas explores the spectacular wall paintings from the Hopi village kivas of Awatovi in Arizona; the Maya murals of San Bartolo and Bonampak in Guatemala and Mexico, respectively; and the Moche huacas of northern Peru. The artists and artisans who adorned these walls left stunning visual accounts of some of the most significant and enduring stories of their times—stories that insist upon being read, even now, centuries after their creation.

The original art works remain for the most part in situ. Storied Walls uses the photographs and drawings of archaeologists, models, and fragments of original murals to examine the meanings and social uses of murals within the Pueblo, Maya, and Moche cultures; the history of their discoveries and investigations by affiliates of the Peabody Museum and others; and ongoing efforts to preserve and restore these fragile painted surfaces.

C) Gordon R. Willey Lecture

“Four Thousand Years Ago in Coastal Peru: America’s First Civilization?”
Michael Moseley, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida

April 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm in Geological Lecture Hall12) Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum en Salem, MA

161 Essex St. in historic Salem, Massachusetts (corner of Essex and New Liberty Streets). For recorded directions, call 978-745-9500, ext. 4145.

 

Press release:

http://www.pem.org/press/press_release/143-press_release_the_maya_and_the_mythic_sea

 

 

 

Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea

On view March 27, 2010 to July 18, 2010

 

 

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13) Berklee College of Music

Here are some of the concerts:

http://www.berklee.edu/events/

1- Victor Mendoza: Spain Again!

Monday, January 25, 2010, 8:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115
[Map]

Victor Mendoza, percussion faculty, presents new works

2- Urban Gauchos

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 8:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115
[Map]

Argentine guitarist Tomas Murmis and bassist Ignacio Long present a refreshing program with their Contemporary World Music ensemble. This groundbreaking group is rooted in the traditional folk music styles of Argentina such as Chacarera, Zamba, and Milonga; Uruguayan rhythms, and contemporary Jazz influences.

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14) The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center

http://www.cmacusa.org/HTML/performingarts.htm

 

Check out the concerts: 19, 7:30

PM & 9:00PM
Marta Gómez (Colombian rhythms)

Friday Feb 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:00


Marta returns to the Jazz Club with a tantalizing selection of Latin rhythms. With Franco Pinna on drums and percussion, Fernando Huergo on bass, Yulia Musayelyan on flute, and Juancho Herrera on guitars, cuatro and mandolin.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 7:30PM & 9:00PM
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Eventos culturales- Otono 2009

September 22, 2009

Cultural Events Fall 2009

1) Suffolk University

 

1- Weekly Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Table).  Language Lab Annex in Fenton Building 5th floor. 

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (intermediate to advanced levels) &

Fridays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (beginner levels).  

 

2- Thursday, October 22

7:00—11:00PM

C. Walsh Theater / Donahue Café

Nuestra Cultural

SUHA presents their annual show where they teach the Suffolk

community about Hispanic/Latino culture through the art of dance, singing, and poetry.

Reception to follow in the Donahue Café.

 

3-

Casa Patas
November 30, 2009 4PM
C. Walsh Theatre
A performance by some of Spain’s foremost Flamenco artists. The artists will also teach a master class to select students the following day. 


 

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2) Cutler Majestic Theatre

 

 

esperanza rising

emerson stage

Emerson Stage continues its dedication to Theatre for Young Audiences with a story of immigration in Esperanza Rising playing the Cutler Majestic Theatre November 12-21. Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, this play follows the journey of a young girl, Esperanza, from her native Mexico to the fields of Southern California. Based on the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan and adapted for the stage by Lynne Alvarez, the play confronts cultural difference while sharing a message of hope.

GROUP SALES: TBD

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3) Regatta Bar

 

http://getshowtix.com/regattabar/index.shtml

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4) Ryles

Located in Cambridge

It has a lot of concerts.  You can also take dance lessons/ Salsa & Latin dance lessons.

http://www.rylesjazz.com/

 

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5) Mojitos

Located near Suffolk on Winter Street

It has some concerts and you can take dance lessons/ Salsa lessons.

http://www.mojitosboston.com/mojitos.shtml

 

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6) Museum of Fine Arts

Check the calendar they always show movies and documentaries from Latin America and Spain. 

They also have some art of ancient Latin America in their collection as well of paintings from great Spanish masters. 

 

Vida y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints
Saturday, May 30, 2009 – Monday, November 2, 2009

Printable View

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Viva Mexico! Edward Weston
and His Contemporaries

Saturday, May 30, 2009 – Monday, November 2, 2009

Printable View

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

http://www.mfa.org/index.asp

 

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7) Harvard University

There are always talks, movies, and other cultural events that are open to the public.  Most of them are also free.  Please check out the Spanish Film Series.  There are many films and talks offered throughout the semester. 

 

Main page:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/

 

Events calendar for all activities:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/events/list

 

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8) Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

It has several exhibits on ancient art of the Americas.  Check their schedule; there are certain days and times where admission is free.

http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/current_events.html

 

These are some of the events for the fall.  Also check the permanent collection:

 

Detail of painted wall relief, Huaca de la Luna, Peru. Photo courtesy Huaca de la Luna Archaeological Project.

Murals of the Americas

Through December 30, 2010

Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas explores the spectacular wall paintings from the Hopi village kivas of Awatovi in Arizona; the Maya murals of San Bartolo and Bonampak in Guatemala and Mexico, respectively; and the Moche huacas of northern Peru. The artists and artisans who adorned these walls left stunning visual accounts of some of the most significant and enduring stories of their times—stories that insist upon being read, even now, centuries after their creation.

The original art works remain for the most part in situ. Storied Walls uses the photographs and drawings of archaeologists, models, and fragments of original murals to examine the meanings and social uses of murals within the Pueblo, Maya, and Moche cultures; the history of their discoveries and investigations by affiliates of the Peabody Museum and others; and ongoing efforts to preserve and restore these fragile painted surfaces

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9) Berklee College of Music

Here are some of the concerts:

http://www.berklee.edu/events/

 

1- Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

Berklee Salsa Ensemble

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 12:00 p.m., Dunkin Donuts Stage [Map]

Come dance to the tropical rhythms of the Berklee student Salsa Ensemble, directed by Bernardo Hernández, assistant professor. Hernández, who has played with a wide range of innovative artists—including Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Nancy Wilson—has led the group in a string of performances throughout the Boston area. [details]

Free

 

Schedules:

February 13, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
February 14, 2009: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
February 15, 2009: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm
February 16, 2009: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 17, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 18, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 19, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 20, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
February 21, 2009: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
February 22, 2009: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 23, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 24, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 25, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 26, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
February 27, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
February 28, 2009: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
March 2, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm
March 3, 2009: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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12) The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center

http://www.cmacusa.org/HTML/performingarts.htm

Check out the concerts:

***Only for SPAN 302 STUDENTS “The Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble” on Feb 13th @ 9:30 p.m.

Marta Gómez on April 10th @7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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13) Spanish Conversation table @ Schoenhof’s Bookstore

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. (76A Mt. Auburn ST, Cambridge).

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14) UMass, Boston
A) Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum to Speak at UMass Boston

Chancellor J. Keith Motley announced today that the University of Massachusetts Boston, in partnership with the Organization Maya K’iche, will host an address by the Indian-rights activist, 1992 Nobel Prize laureate, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Rigoberta Menchú Tum on April 6. Organization Maya K’iche represents thousands of members of the Maya K’iche ethnic group now residing in New Bedford that fled Guatemala in the 1980s and 1990s due to the imminent dangers of civil war and genocide.
Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum – who is also a world-renowned author, presidential candidate in 2007 for the Encounter for Guatemala party, and the head of her own international foundation – will address students, faculty, and staff at UMass Boston from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Ball Room, located in the third floor of the Campus Center. She will speak on recent events in the areas of indigenous rights, ethno-cultural reconciliation and citizen participation in environmental issues in the Americas.
Dr. Menchú is known worldwide for encouraging collaboration among local, national, and international human rights organizations in order to denounce human rights violations committed against Native American populations. During her presentation, she will also discuss the treatment of hundreds of members of the Maya K’iche community (to which she belongs in Guatemala) after being detained during an immigration raid executed by U.S. government-enforcement agencies on the Michael Bianco factory in New Bedford in March 2007.
To reserve a seat for Dr. Menchú’s address, send your email to gissell.abreu@umb.edu or call 617-287-7132.

B) TWO BILINGUAL READINGS WITH MEXICAN POET
April 1, 2009

BILINGUAL READINGS WITH MEXICAN POET DAVID HUERTA

David Huerta will read from Before Saying Any of the Great Words: Selected Poems of David Huerta

with his award-winning translator, Mark Schafer, at Jamaicaway Books and Boston University.

Huerta is one of Mexico’s most important living poets. He is the author of 19 collections of poetry, a

professor of literature at the Autonomous University of Mexico City, a columnist, scholar, and cultural activist.

Schafer has translated the poetry, novels, stories and essays of many Latin American writers. He is also a visual artist and co-coordinator of the Spanish/English Certificate Program at UMass Boston.

Saturday, April 11

Jamaicaway Books

3:00 pm

Location: 676 Centre St

Jamaica Plain, MA

(between Burroughs St & Seaverns Ave)

Contact: Valerie Stephens

617 983-3204

Tuesday, April 14

Boston University

5:15 pm

Location: CAS, Room 200

725 Commonwealth Ave.

(”B” Green Line, “BU Central” stop)

Contact: Dept. of Romance Studies

617 353-6216

These readings are made possible with support from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston, the Romance

Studies Department and the Geddes Lecture Series at Boston University, the Mexican Cultural Institutes of New

York and Washington, D.C., the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Secretaría de Relaciones

Exteriores.

For more information on Huerta, Schafer, or Before Saying Any of the Great Words, visit www.beforesaying.com

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15)

EUROSPECTIVE … a series of conversations with European artists and writers

The “Eurospective” series is organized by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University as part of its new European Commission funded project “Getting to Know the European Union: European Cultures in Focus.” The project proposal, authored by Elizabeth Amrien, was inspired by the Institute’s popular “Poetry and Politics” series and builds on our previous EU sponsored project,  “Getting to Know the European Union: Member States in Focus.” The new project is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for International Relations at Boston University, Center Director Vivien Schmidt, Center Fellow Chandler Rosenberger,  the literary journal AGNI, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), and Zephyr Press. Dr. Chandler Rosenberger, who assisted with the proposal, is editing the series for publication.

Please find a detailed description here>>

Monday, May 4, 2009

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga and Mexican-American intellectual, essayist, lexicographer and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans.

This event celebrates the release of AGNI 69!



Bernardo Atxaga
(Jose Irazu, Asteasu, Gipuzkoa, 1951) belongs to the young group of Basque writers that began publishing in his mother language, Euskera, in the Seventies. His first short story, “Ziutateaz” was published in 1976 and his first book of poetry, Etiopía, in 1978. Both works received the National Critics Prize for the best works in the Basque language. He cultivates most genres: poetry, short stories, novels, lyrics, etc. His national, and soon after, international recognition arrived with Obabakoak which, among other prizes, was awarded with the Spanish National Literature Prize in 1989 and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His last novel, The Accordionist´s Son, has just been published in the USA by Graywolf (2009).

STAVANSIlan Stavans
is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include the best-selling The Hispanic Condition (1995) and On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language (2001). He is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998), The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2003) and the 3-volume set of Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories (2004). Stavans has been called by The New York Times “the czar of Latino culture in the United States” and the Washington Post has described him as “Latin America’s liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast.” The San Francisco Chronicle said: “Ilan Stavans may very well succeed in becoming the Octavio Paz of our age.”

Moderator: Mark Feeney
Boston Globe Living Arts Reporter and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. 

Free and open to the public | Reception to follow

7:00 PM
Boston University Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor

Directions: MBTA Green Line “C” train to St. Mary’s Street stop or “B” train to BU Central stop

Pay on entry parking is available at Warren Towers Garage.

Funded by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Relations at Boston University, the literary journal AGNI, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and Zephyr Press.

Links

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Contact Information

Elizabeth Amrien, Managing Director | eamrien@bu.edu | 617-358-2778 (phone) | 617-358-3584 (fax)

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16) More Flamenco

Mavi Dance presents

“Flamenco Blood on Tour” (Sangre Flamenca en Gira)

Boston in the middle of winter may be one of the coldest times of the year, but come January 2009, experience the fiery passion and heat of Flamenco as the show Sangre Flamenca En Gira (“Flamenco Blood On Tour” in spanish) comes to town presented by Clara Ramona and Co…with guest artists Isaac and Nino de Los Reyes. This is no ordinary flamenco show but a significant one, as the title indicates, as this phenomenal mother and sons’ team shares their lifelong family heritage in dance.

DATES:
Friday, January 23, 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 24, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

LOCATION:
Boston University Dance Theatre
915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Tickets: $40, $30 students/seniors (call 617.358.2500)

Parking: http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/membership/services/parking.html

Event info: http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/programs/dance/events.shtml

More artist info: http://www.clararamona.com

The show promises not only to entertain but to celebrate both a homecoming and a reunion. This will be first time Clara Ramona and her sons will share the stage together again in the United States since 1996, nearly 12 years ago. Since then, they have traveled and performed around the globe, individually acquiring international recognition. But now that journey has been brought full circle to bring them back to their roots again.

A fact probably not well known in Spain’s flamenco scene is that Isaac and Nino are native Bostonians, both born and raised in our own backyard. And their mother, Clara Ramona, herself took her “first steps” in flamenco back at the Boston Conservatory. So the city of Boston can take much pride in such homegrown talents that have gone on to earn global acclaim.

Sangre Flamenca En Gira will showcase an array of authentic and traditional Spanish dances and Flamenco, with a brilliant cast of gifted and multi-talented musicians and Clara Ramona’s dancers.

Flamenco dance workshops at MIT

The MIT-Spain program is sponsoring a serise of IAP Flamenco Workshops on Friday January
16th, 23rd, and 30th from 7:30pm-8:30pm in MIT rooms 57-168 and 57-170.
Please send questions and RSVP to mit-spain@mit.edu.

More information regarding the event can be found here: http://student.mit.edu/searchiap/iap-8184.html

Location : http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=57-168&mapsearch=go

“Ida y Vuelta” por Casa Patas

December 22, 2008

Fui al espectáculo de Flamenco. Nunca había visto Flamenco, pero me encantan los bailes hispánicos y de todos tipos. Estoy muy feliz que fui al espectáculo porque era fantástico y aprendí mucho. El espactáculo se llamaba “Ida y Vuelta” con el director y la bailarína Guadalupe Torres, el bailarín José Maldonado, el guitarrista Luis Miguel Manzano, el músico Diego Villegas y los cantantes José Anillo y Francisco Luis Trinidad Ángel.

Me divirtió la música muchísimo porque era tan rítmica y los músicos eran maravillosos. Todos los intérpretes tenían muchísimo talento. Los cantantes cantaban con mucha emoción. Aprendí que la música de Flamenco tiene muchos gritos y canto guturral. A veces, los cantantes parecían como si estuvieran llorando. El bailarín era muy guapo y cuando bailó, tenía que mirar. El guitarrista era muy importante para el programa. El guitarrista proveyó la base de la música con sus ritmos y melodías. La música de la guitarro parecía muy difícil y muchas veces muy rápida. Uno de los músicos tocaba instrumentos diferentes: la flauta, el saxafón soprano y la armónica.

Para mí, es muy impresionante cuando alguien puede tocar instrumentos diferentes, especialmente tan bien como él. La bailarina central era buenísima. Ella bailaba con confianza, ritmo, fuerza y pasión. Me gustaba mucho cómo los ritmos de sus pies y la música creaban capas intricadas. ¡El espectáculo era muy interesante y fenomenal!

Kayla Ramsay

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Eventos Culturales Otoño 2008

December 11, 2008

Cultural Events Fall 2008

1) Suffolk University

 

9/12 to 11/28

 

Weekly Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Table).  Language Lab Annex in Fenton Building 5th floor.  12:00-1:00 p.m.

9/18

Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony and Reception

  HHM Opening Ceremony Thursday, September 18, 2008

1:15pm–2:30pm, Donahue 403

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

 Featuring: Giovanna Negretti, Executive Director for Oiste: The Massachusetts Latino Political Organization who will be discussing why the Latino vote is critical to this year’s presidential election. She will be exploring the hot topics facing Latinos and why their vote will make a difference this year.  Also learn how you can get involved in getting out the vote and why it is critical for young voters to go to the polls.

9/19

ALANA Group: Share Your Story, 2:00pm Donahue 403

9/24

Cooking 101: Latino Flavors, 4:00pm-6:00pm Donahue Café

9/25

Participatory workshop: Roots of Latin Music & Dance Rhythms

Thursday, September 25, 1.15 – 2.10, Studio Theatre….all are invited.

Sol y Canto, 3 time Boston Music award winning music ensemble, will explore how African, European and indigenous traditions converge in the music and dance traditions of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

10/2

Latin Flavors Buffet/Meeting, 1:00pm Donahue 403

10/8

SUHA Movie Night, 5:00pm-7:00pm Location TBD

10/9 & 10/16

SUHA General Meeting, 1:00pm Donahue 308

Date TBA

Speak Out: The Truth About Immigration, 1:00pm Room TBA

Looking Ahead !

10/17

ALANA Group: Share Your Story, 2:00pm Donahue 403

10/23

SUHA Nuestra Cultura, 7:00pm C. Walsh Theatre

11/1

Sol y Canto Presents: Noche de Muertos: Welcoming our Ancestors Home, 5:00pm & 8:00pm C. Walsh Theatre

Reception 7:00pm–7:45pm Donahue Cafe

Concert: Noche de Muertos – Welcoming our Ancestors Home

featuring Sol y Canto & Melodic Visions

Saturday, November 1, 5.00 & 8.00, C. Walsh Theatre

A limited number of discounted tickets will be available for members of the Suffolk community.

This concert will explore one of the most popular Mexicon holidays, Day of the Dead, when families gather to pay homage to beloved ancestors and poke fun at the grim reaper.   We are working to arrange other activities in connection with the concert, including a reception with traditional foods and a performance by the Xuchipilli Dancers, New England’s oldest folkloric dance company.

11/13

 

Film Screening and discussion of Spanish film VOLVER by Almodóvar with Sandra Barriales-Bouche, Assistant Prof. of Spanish.  4:30 p.m.  Large Conference Room, 6th Floor, One Bowdoin Square (at the corner of Cambridge and Bowdoin Streets).  Refreshments will be served!

 

11/13

 

Image and Reality: Contemporary Spain

William Chislett
“Spain’s Elcano Royal Institute”
William Chislett
www.WilliamChislett.com

Recent Published Works:

  • Spain Going Places, Economic, Political and Social Progress, 1975-2008 (2008)
  • The United States and Spain: In Search of Mutual Rediscovery (2005)
  • Spanish Direct Investment in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges (2003)

Join us in welcoming guest speaker William Chislett on November 13, 2008!

William Chislett Presentation:
DATE: November 13, 2008
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: McDermott Conference Room
(Refreshments provided)
William Chislett was born in Oxford in 1951 and reported on Spain’s 1975-78 transition to democracy for The Times. Between 1978 and 1984, he was based in Mexico City for The Financial Times and in 1986 he returned to Madrid. He has written books on Spain, Portugal, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Finland, El Salvador and Turkey for Euromoney Publications.Since 2004, he has written a monthly review for Elcano of Spain’s main developments and he writes a weekly column for the digital newspaper El Imparcial, as well as being a member of its Editorial Board.
College of Arts and Sciences
Suffolk Univ

11/19

Lecture by Prof. Marvin D’Lugo from Clark University “Women and Modernity in Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver”  4:30 p.m.  Munce Conference Room (Archer Building 110).

11/24 

 

A concert of flamenco dance, music and song presented by Casa Patas, Spain’s foremost artists in the flamenco tradition:  Ida y vuelta (Coming and Going).

Monday, November 24 at 4:00, C. Walsh Theatre.  More detail to follow.  For reservations please visit, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/48382

Lecture/demonstration and master class with Casa Patas

Tuesday, November 25, 1.00 – 2.30, Studio Theatre.  More information to follow.

Blood Wedding

Next winter & spring, Marilyn Plotkins and professor/playwright Melinda Lopez will lead a group of students through an extended process to explore and adapt Garcia Lorca’s classic drama as a play with music.   More information to follow.

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2) Harvard Film Archive

2008  7th Boston Latino International Film Festival

October 03-05

http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2008septoct/bliff.html

Three Films by Lucrecia Martel (Argentine filmaker)

October 11-13

http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2008septoct/martel.html

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3) Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists

Merengue! Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales

http://www.merengueboston.com/

August 15 to November 23, 2008, Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am-5pm
(300 Walnut Ave, Roxbury MA 02119)

 

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4) Regatta Bar

Located in Cambridge

It has a lot of concerts with musicians from Spain and Latin America such as: 1) Mango Blue (Sept. 26), 2) Gregorio Uribe Big Band/ Colombia (Sept. 27), 3) Michel Camilo/Latin Jazz/Dominican Republic (Oct. 16-18), 4) Bernardo Monk Tango Quarter/Argentina,  (Oct. 31), 5) Egui Castrillo/Puerto Rico (Nov. 1st).

http://getshowtix.com/regattabar/index.shtml

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5) Ryles

Located in Cambridge

It has a lot of concerts.  You can also take dance lessons/ salsa lessons.

http://www.rylesjazz.com/

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6) Mojitos

Located near Suffolk on Winter Street

It has some concerts and you can take dance lessons/ salsa lessons.

http://www.mojitosboston.com/mojitos.shtml

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7) Museum of Fine Arts

Check the calendar they always show movies and documentaries from Latin America and Spain.  Also they have some art of ancient Latin America in their collection as well of paintings from great Spanish masters.

http://www.mfa.org/index.asp

Also check the Boston Jewish Film Festival, Nov 5–16, 2008.  There will be some movies in Spanish from Latin America in the festival.

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8) Harvard University

There are always talks, movies, and other cultural events that are open to the public.  Most of them are also free.

Main page:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/

Events calendar for all activities:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/events/list

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9) Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

It has several exhibits on ancient art of the Americas and every year in November they do a Celebración del día de los muertos/ Day of the Dead Celebration

Check their schedule there are certain days and times where admission is free.

http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/current_events.html

These are some of the events for the fall.  Also check the permanent collection:

Lecture
October 23
5:30 pm
Finding His Focus: The Extraordinary Robert Burkitt in Copán
Elin Danien, University of Pennsylvania Museum

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10) Berklee College of Music

Eva Ayllón

Thursday, November 6, 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center

The great African-Peruvian singer and “Queen of Lando” performs her music with a student/faculty group led by Oscar Stagnaro.

Tickets: $30 general admission

Purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster

 

 

11) Spanish Conversation table @ Schoenhof’s Bookstore

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. (76A Mt. Auburn ST, Cambridge).

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