[Blackstudies-l] Of interest THIS WEEK: Activities Highlighting Hispanic Cultures and the Spanish Language

Rosemary McEwen mcewen at geneseo.edu
Mon Mar 20 09:26:16 EDT 2017

We are pleased to announce this week's exciting events!

*Monday, March 20 – 7:15pm*

* Spanish Club Welles 132*

Spanish Club will be having a *peer advisement session*. We are getting
people who have studied abroad in Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture
countries. There will also be a time where anyone who has questions
regarding studying abroad can ask them.

*Wednesday, March 22 **Tertulias **with Lucía and Fernando*

*2:30-3:00 - Intermediate-level speakers*

*3:05-3:40 - Advanced and native speakers*

*Milne 213*

Join our exchange students from Spain and Argentina in an informal Spanish
conversation gathering.

*Sunday, March 26 *

*Venezuelan Harp Concert, by Dr. Jorge Díaz Herrera*

*2:00pm:  Pre-concert talk; 3:00pm:  Concert*

*Riviera Theater *– 4 Center Street
Suggested donation:  $5 (18 and under, free)

An afternoon of traditional South American music, performed by Dr. Jorge L.
Díaz-Herrera on the *Arpa Llanera* or Venezuelan Harp. Dr. Díaz-Herrera
will give a pre-concert talk at 2:00 pm and perform a concert at 3:00 pm
featuring the music of the Colombian-Venezuelan plains (Los llanos
colombo-venezolanos), where the harp takes a leading role. Attendees will
enjoy the rich melodies of Latin American music performed on a unique
variation of one of the world’s oldest instruments whose history begins
when over 500 years ago the Spaniards brought the harp to the "New World"
where the indigenous cultures of South America reinvented it using tropical
woods and later used it to accompany dances with strong African influence,
such as the Joropo.

*Save the date NEXT WEEK:*

*March 30, 2017 Buena Vista Social Club* (1999; 105 min)

*7:00pm  Riviera Theater *– 4 Center Street

This film highlights triumphant performances by aging Cuban musicians whose
talents were brought out of retirement for the production of this

Discussant: Jim Kimball, Music


Dr. Rose McEwen, Associate Professor
Department of Languages and Literatures
Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program
SUNY Geneseo
One College Circle - Welles Hall 212-B
Geneseo, NY  14454
Phone:  585 245-6344
Fax:  585 245-5399
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