¡Hola a todos! Are you interested in rediscovering a long lost body of Literature and to practice your Spanish comprehension at the same time? Check out the Clásicos Hispanofilipinos collection and own a piece of rediscovered Filipino culture.
No es sólo Rizal, han sido centenares los filipinos que han publicado en español. Se trata de un corpus literario que, tras la erradicación del castellano en Filipinas, ha quedado oculto, olvidado en las catacumbas de la literatura. Ahora, con la Biblioteca Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, el Instituto Cervantes de Manila se propone rescatar esas obras. Los dos primeros títulos ya se encuentran disponibles en el propio Instituto Cervantes y algunas librerías de Manila: Cuentos de Juana, de Adelina Gurrea (1896 -1971) y Los pájaros de fuego, la mítica novela “perdida” de Jesús Balmori (1886 -1948).
A long-lost literature?
It is not just Rizal, there have been hundreds of Filipino authors who wrote and published their works in Spanish. It is a body of Literature that, after the fall of the Spanish language in the Philippines, has remained isolated, hidden in the catacombs of time. Now, through the collection Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila is trying to bring back those literary works. The first two novels are already available at the Instituto Cervantes itself and some libraries in Manila (Php 400). The books are: Cuentos de Juana by Adelina Gurrea (1896 -1971) and Los pájaros de fuego, the legendary “lost” novel by Jesús Balmori (1886 - 1948).
¡Hola a todos! We're approaching the tail-end of our cultural calendar with Película 2010 rounding out an exciting year for Instituto Cervantes de Manila. The film festival is slated to take place in October, we still have two months to go and two cycles of Saturday film screenings. For the month of August, Instituto Cervantes presents our film cycle: Madrid, una ciudad de cine.
The theme gives us a broad look at the panorama of the capital of Spain as reflected in its cinema. Four films, set against the last half of the 20th century, highlighting the diverse history of Madrid: the post-war era, the 60's and the capital in its present day.
Tiovivo c. 1950
7 de agosto August 3
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
14 de agosto August 14
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
21 de agosto August 21
Abre los ojos Open Your Eyes
28 de agosto August 28
August is also the month of the International Silent Film Festival in Manila. In this year's edition, Instituto Cervantes presents the silent film, La bodega on August 29, Sunday 2010 at Shangri-la Plaza.
Madrid, una ciudad de cine is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, and Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID).
Admission to all the screenings is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.
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¡Hola a todos! The screening of Spanish cinema every Saturday afternoon at the Salón de Actos has been a long-standing tradition here in Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Every Saturday, at 6pm (on the dot!), films from Spain are projected on the big screen at the Salón. The films are open to anyone and everyone looking to catch a taste of Spanish cinema, seating is absolutely free but on a first-come first-serve basis.
So for a double dose of culture, a double dose of cinema, come to Instituto Cervantes every Saturday for the month of July.
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3 de julio July 3
A tiro limpio Pistol Whipped
10 de julio July 10
La caja 507 Box 507
17 de julio July 17
Un oso rojo A Red Bear
24 de julio July 24
30 de julio July 30
Immerse yourself in Spanish cinema, only here at Cultura en Manila. Y tú, ¿qué opinas? ¡Hasta pronto!
¡Hola a todos! Enjoy an evening of the purest sounds of the Spanish flamenco guitar and cante in concert as Instituto Cervantes de Manila proudly showcases Recital flamenco on July 9, 7:30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes’ Salon de Actos.
Featuring the music of Spanish flamenco guitarist Keko Baldomero and vocals by young flamenco cantaor David Palomar, this one-night only offering is more than just a guitar performance, but is a sound that is absolutely and unmistakable Spanish flamenco from Andalucía.
Palomar was born in Barrio de la Viña in 1977. With his Cádiz-style, he has performed with noted bailaores such as Javier Barón and Cristina Hoyos. In his journey as an artist, he has also performed with guitarists of such caliber as Vicente Amigo and Gerardo Núñez.
Recipient of two of Spain's Premios Nacionales, he has become a phenomenon in the world of flamenco through numerous artistic collaborations and musical productions.
Keko Baldomero, on the other hand, was born in 1984 and began playing the guitar at the age of 9. Influenced by his brother Juanma Baldomero and of course by his birthplace, the famous "Barrio de Santa María" where the music of Flamenco flows through its streets, he began his training taking classes from the best guitarists of the region like Oscar Lago, Andrés Martínez, Juan Antonio Gómez, and Román Vicenti.
One of the up-and-coming flamenco guitarists in Spain, Baldomero has played in numerous places, primarily in Europe and Latin America.
On July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salon de Actos, experience for yourself an evening of fabulous Spanish music in a special offering brought to you by Instituto Cervantes.
Recital flamenco is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with Asociación de la Prensa de Cádiz, the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, Junta de Andalucía- Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del flamenco, and Qatar Airways.
Entrance to this concert is free on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Subscribe here at Cultura en Manila.
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¡Hola a todos! As part of the Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila presents the book launching of Los pájaros de fuego by Jesús Balmori. 7pm, Monday, June 28th, 2010. Join us in this momentous occasion as the collection brings recognition to the last batch of Spanish works written in the Philippines.
¡Hola a todos! Instituto Cervantes de Manila would like to thank everyone for celebrating El Diá del Español! Last Saturday, June 19th, here at the Instituto grounds! The event was made bigger and better than the preceding year with the inclusion of El Juego del Español, outrageous prizes and so much more.