Category: Events Spring 2011
Traditional romances (ballads) serve us as a clear example of how flamenco has evolved over time. These romances have a long tradition in Andalusia, initially as a popular form of oral artistic expression, and have always occupied a very special place in flamenco singing. From the Middle Ages to the 21st century, romances have traveled to us through time, faithfully preserved in the songs of flamenco.
Recital: Romances in the style of El Negro (“About a nun”), Alonso el del Cepillo (“Olive pickers”), El Chozas (“Zaide and Celinda”), Luis de Córdoba (romances from his childhood); Antonio Mairena (“They’ve told us about great wars…”), María La Perrata (“The Moorish king had a son”), and Pepe Marchena (“To the rosemary flower”).
Augustín Gómez, commentator
Luis de Córdoba, singer
Manuel Silveria, guitar
Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes (Boston), Universidad de Corboda, and Voces Hispanicas/Hispanic Voices, an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University, made possible by the generosity of Santander Universities Global Division.
Free Admission and in Spanish. Details at www.boston.cervantes.es
When: Monday, Apr 25, Tuesday, Apr 26, and Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 6:00pm
Where: BU Photonics Center, 9th Floor
THE ROMANCE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM PRESENTS
PROFESSOR IRIT KLEIMAN
Spies Like Us: The Real Adventures of Medieval Traitors and the Scholars who Study Them.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
YOU ARE INVITED TO A LECTURE
“Sátira, comida y canibalismo”
PROFESSOR MARÍA SOLEDAD BARBÓN
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
TUESDAY APRIL 19
CAS-725 COMMONWEALTH AV.
SPONSORED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY’S GEDDES FUND
Ottavio Di Camillo
Graduate Center at CUNY
“At the Origins of Spanish Humanism”
Friday, April 15, 2011
College of Arts and Sciences
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 132
Sponsored by the James Geddes, Jr., Lecture Series
Bert Vaux: “What is happening to American and World English?”
Reception to follow in 621 Comm. Ave., room B02.
Bert Vaux: “Linguistic Profiling”
(lecture sponsored by BULA and the CAS Academic Enhancement Fund)
Reception to follow in KCB 101.
The Romance Studies Colloquium
“Foreign Language Education, Higher Education Policy and Politics in the United States: How is Higher Education Policy Influenced by Politics in the United States?”
Tuesday March 29
Refreshments will be served during the talk.