NYC Latin American Cultural Week, Nov 10–19

In just over a week, New York City’s annual Latin American Cultural week kicks off. The festival runs November 10–19 and encompasses dozens of concerts, dance and theatrical performances, film screenings, and workshops throughout the city. One participant in this year’s festival is our own colleague Isabel Pérez Dobarro, who contributed to our Granados Celebration […]

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November NY Andalus Ensemble/Asefa Events

Early in November, there are several events in the New York Andalus Ensemble family happening. Under the rubric of Asefa Music (the projects of Samuel Torjman Thomas, who directs the NYAE), there are several music lectures in the coming week, in the northeast.

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“En ocasión de María del Carmen” Conference Program

The program for the upcoming Granados conference in Alicante, at the University of Murcia, is now available! The conference, “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época,” will be held October 18–20. For attendance information, please visit the conference website.

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Oct 3: Eduardo Frías Performs Grundman at Carnegie Hall

October 3rd, pianist Eduardo Frías will perform the complete works of Spanish composer Jorge Grundman at Carnegie Hall. This concert follows the release of his recording of the works of Grundman, Little Great Stories, on Sony Classical.

Grundman (b. 1961) writes in an expressive neo-tonal style that has been compared to eminent Catalan composer Frederic Mompou and film composer John Barry. He has won numerous awards for his composition and his collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet are Spanish Independent Music Award-winning

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Film and Performance: “Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories”

“Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to this art form.”

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories, a feature-length documentary from anthropologist Miguel Ángel Rosales, explores the contribution of Afro-Andalusians to flamenco as the art form developed. Gurumbé (72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) has won numerous awards in the festival circuit and it is currently premiering around the world.

December 3rd, 2017,  join us at La Nacional  at 7 pm for a special screening and flamenco performance featuring dancer Yinka Ese Graves, who is featured in the film.  There will also be a round table discussion

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CFP: “Iberian Musical Crossroads Through the Ages” (Barcelona)

The Brook Center’s Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI) is putting on a conference at Barcelona’s Societat Catalana de Musicologia in October of 2018. The conference, Iberian Musical Crossroads Through the Ages: Images of Music Making in their Trans-cultural Exchange “will examine visual sources documenting transborder and transcultural transmission of musical ideas between the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of the world.” Spain’s many historical “explorations and migrations created a fertile framework for a rich exchange of musical ideas, sounds, forms, rhythms, dances, and instruments.”

Paper proposals will be accepted through April 2, 2018.

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Flamenco Rosado: Gender & Sexual Identity in Flamenco

The Graduate Center’s Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) is holding a flamenco event at the Segal Theater on November 29. The event, “Flamenco Rosado: Gender & Sexual Identity in Flamenco,” is a flamenco performance and talk featuring members of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. They will explore intersections “queerness, gender performativity, identity, and social justice” in flamenco.

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CFP Deadline: En ocasión de María del Carmen

As a reminder, the deadline to submit papers to the upcoming conference En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época is September 15. See the full CFP here.

The conference itself is rapidly approaching, It will be held October 18–20 at the University of Murcia.

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