Art and Culture

Book Presentation: "The Jews of Latin America"

October 11, 2016

In her third edition of The Jews of Latin America, Judith Laikin Elkin describes the history of Judaism, Jewish culture, and its migration across Europe and Latin America throughout the centuries. Region by region, beginning with Iberia and concluding with the current Jewish population in Latin America, she discusses the presence of the Jewish community through each era that they settled, as well as the plethora of reasons they were forced to relocate.

The Early History of Choro and the Evolution of the Choro Player

Choro is a form of Brazilian popular music that has evolved over the course of more than a century. Because its origins lie in  the  cultural heritage of the diverse social classes, races and ethnic groups that together make up the Brazilian population, it has come to represent more than just a style or genre. Like samba, carnaval and futebol, it is a symbol of Brazilian national identity, and a unifying cultural force.

El Mundial en catorce canciones

October 13, 2016

El pasado 12 de Junio, en medio de la gran celebración con que se inició oficialmente el Mundial de Brasil, pudimos ver y oír a Jennifer López, Pitbul y Claudia Leite interpretando We Are One (Ole Ola). De esta manera, los tres artistas seleccionados por la FIFA se unieron a una tradición que ya hace parte de la historia de la Copa del Mundo.

Gabo, periodista: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez’s Journalistic Side

October 13, 2016

With the death of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez on April 17, 2014 the world has lost one of its most beloved authors. Fortunately, his works live on in countless libraries, bookstores, cinemas, internet pages, and the minds and hearts of millions.

Inclement weather affecting more than just playing conditions in Natal, Brazil as FIFA World Cup progresses

In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the capital city of Natal has been pounded by more than three feet of rain in the past four days giving rise to severe flooding and landslides. Emergency crews sprung into action as the seasonal heat and excessive precipitation combined to loosen the earth in many areas of this FIFA World Cup host city.

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