Venezuelan folklore group undertakes educational and cultural activities in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Venezuelan folklore group undertakes educational and cultural activities in Dominica by: – October 11, 2011 164 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share El Comejen de la Bandola For the last four days, from Friday October 7th to the 10th, Venezuelan folklore group “El Comejen de la Bandola” (The Termite of the Bandola), has been in Roseau, undertaking various cultural – educational activities as part of the cooperation exchange between Venezuela and Dominica, thanks to the support received from the Ministry of People Power for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Peoples Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Fort Young Hotel and DBS Radio.This group made by Segundo Garcia, known as “El Comejen de la Bandola” (The Termite of the Bandola), vocalist and Venezuelantraditional dance expert Yusnellys Rengifo, Jose Funes in the Cuatro, Professor Gailabi Jimenez in the base guitar and Alejandro Galindo in the maracas.The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Dominica in a joint effort with the Fort Young Hotel organized a special event on Friday night during the Happy Hour, where the guests also had the opportunity to enjoy Venezuelan dishes by Venezuelan Chef Alonso Nuñez.Participants in the workshopAll day Saturday they hosted Cuatro and dance workshops at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation which continued on Monday. On Sunday evening, with the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool, they gave a concert where a great number of people were able to appreciate the variety and diversity of the music of Venezuela’s plains, during this concert they shared the stage with the Cuatro Group from the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, made of young Dominicans, led by Mr. Tyson Johnson.El Comejen de la Bandola performing with Phase Five at the Fort Young HotelOn Monday the Fort Young Hotel once again presented this Venezuelan group which played several songs with Phase Five Steel Band.The Venezuelan group has expressed its enthusiasm and admiration for the high level of Dominican musicians, acknowledged fromexchange during presentations and the workshops held.Press ReleaseEmbassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Commonwealth of Dominicacenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Man City player self-isolating over coronavirus fear

first_imgManchester City have revealed one of their players is self-isolating after a family member had tests for the coronavirus.Advertisement The unnamed City star was reported to be France defender Benjamin Mendy by the British media, but the Premier League club have yet to confirm that.The player is taking the self-isolating precaution after the relative fell ill with symptoms of a respiratory illness at his Cheshire home.The family member is being treated in hospital and has undergone tests for the coronavirus, which can cause shortness of breath.“The club is aware that a family member of a senior men’s team player is in hospital with symptoms of a respiratory illness,” a City spokesperson said on Thursday.“He has undergone tests at hospital one of which is for Covid-19. Until the results are known, the player in question is self-isolating as a precaution.”City’s Champions League last 16 second leg against Real Madrid, due to be played next Tuesday, has already been postponed due to an outbreak of the virus at the Spanish club.It is the second City fixture hit after Wednesday’s rearranged Premier League clash with Arsenal was called off.Arsenal staff and players came into contact with Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis during a Europa League tie at the Emirates Stadium on February 27. Read Also: BREAKING: Man City v Real Madrid, Juve v Lyon matches postponedCity are due to host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, with no suggestion yet that the game will be cancelled.Many European leagues have halted their seasons due to the spread of the virus or are planning to play matches behind closed doors.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government is considering banning sporting events in the United Kingdom but will not do so yet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Barca set new La Liga record after 39 games unbeaten

first_img2414, Spain | AFP | Barcelona set a new La Liga record by extending their unbeaten run to 39 games with a 2-1 victory over Valencia on Saturday.Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti were both on target as Barca passed the 38 matches Real Sociedad managed without defeat between 1979 and 1980. Dani Parejo gave Valencia brief hope with an 87th-minute penalty.The win at the Camp Nou, which was more comfortable than the scoreline suggested, also eases fears that Tuesday’s Champions League collapse against Roma could affect Barcelona’s march to the league title. Ernesto Valverde’s side are now 14 points clear at the top of the table, before second-placed Atletico Madrid play their game in hand against Levante on Sunday.Valencia stay third, one point ahead of Real Madrid, who are also in action on Sunday, away to Malaga.“The value of these three points is great, they are three points of gold,” Valverde said. “The week has been hard and that hard week affects everyone, including the fans.“We have not lost much but the game the other day was important and you have the feeling that we have disappointed people. You want to repay them.”There is no doubt Barca’s shock defeat in Italy still lingers, and may still, even if the Catalans secure the first part of an expected domestic double by winning the Copa del Rey next weekend.center_img But it should take little away from their faultless form in the league, which means the last time they tasted defeat outside a cup competition was against Malaga just over 12 months ago.This was already a club record run, now eight games better than the 31 unbeaten Pep Guardiola’s brilliant team strung together in the season of 2010-11.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

30 Dead, 200 missing in Bahamas after #HurricaneDorian

first_imgAt least 30 people are dead, and about 200 are reported missing in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.The Category 5 hurricane devastated the islands over the weekend and health officials expect the death toll to rise as search and recovery efforts continue.Bahamas Prime Minister Huber Minnis says the U.S. Coast Guard has been conducting rescue operations, and that both President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have pledged assistance with relief efforts.Dorian, the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Bahamas, wiping out entire neighborhoods, and then lingered for days, continuously slamming the same battered places before it ended.As of Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard says to have rescued 205 people.International teams have been dispatched in small planes and helicopters to the northern islands of the Bahamas, which has been the primary focus of the rescue missions.The international team is reportedly searching that area for those stranded or displaced.“The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering,” said Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands. “Make no bones about it, and the numbers will be far higher.”“It is going to be significantly higher than that, and it’s just a matter of retrieving those bodies, making sure we understand how they died,” Sands added.This story is developing.last_img read more

Discover Classical Melodies That Inspired Popular Music

first_imgPop Meets the Classics – Jun 15, 2013Sponsored by Heritage Bank • 7pm: Concert Talk • 7:30pm: PerformanceGreat music inspires – and inspired musicians can masterfully transform the familiar into something new and innovative. Many of the world’s celebrated composers borrowed, reinterpreted and rearranged music written by their peers and predecessors. Stravinsky borrowed from Tchaikovsky, who rearranged Mozart, who stole from Beethoven, who breathed new life into old folk songs.Modern genres, including pop, jazz, Broadway and rock, all contain countless works inspired by classical melodies.  MCE’s “Pop Meets the Classics” concert celebrates popular contemporary hits with classical connections. Performances include everything from Neil Diamond’s ‘70s pop hit “Song Sung Blue” (based on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, Second Movement), to the Walt Disney classic “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” (based upon a waltz in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty) to “Strangers in Paradise“ (based on Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances) from the Broadway musical, Kismet.While elements of the music may sound familiar, each piece builds on the work that inspired it, adding unique twists that transform the familiar into something new and transport the listener to an entirely different place. This concert illuminates the inspiration behind the music, bringing it a new sense of depth and context.Joining Masterworks as our featured youth soloist is vocalist, Elli Ehinger.  As the elementary school level winner of Masterworks’ community-wide Youth Music Competition, Elli won an invitation to appear in a Masterworks season concert.Prior to the concert, audience members are invited to attend a pre-show “Concert Talk” where they can gain insights about the music that will make the concert experience more meaningful.Tonight’s Concert is sponsored by Heritage Bank. Our Community Spotlight is on C.I.E.L.O project http://cieloproject.orgTickets & Information: TIckets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for Senior/Student/Military and $11 for Youth. Tickets are available through the Washington Center Box Office and website: (360)753-8586 or For information about Masterworks, including concerts, season subscriptions and special programs, visit Facebook16Tweet0Pin0last_img read more