Oasis Festival, Morocco’s luxury and exotic music festival will take place on September 14-16, 2018 on the outskirts of Marrakech. While the event is still 8 months away, this has not stopped the organizers from announcing first wave of acts that will headline this year’s edition of the festival. Read More via 6am-Group.
College of Music doctoral student José R. Torres-Ramos has received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to study mariachi in Mexico for a year. He is the first UNT Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology to earn this fellowship.
Torres-Ramos, a 48-year-old San Antonio native, began playing mariachi in high school. He went on to become a music teacher at the middle and high school levels and is now in his fifth year at UNT for his doctorate in ethnomusicology, which is the study of music from different cultures, especially non-Western cultures. Read More via ParkBench.
Germany awards numerous literature prizes — but this one is solely for non-European women. For 30 years, the LiBeratur Prize has given less represented female literary voices a platform.
With the #MeToo movement making almost daily headlines, the Litprom association of German professionals in the fields of publishing, journalism, literary studies and criticism has invited 12 female writers from all over the world to the Literaturhaus Frankfurt to redefine female world literature. Read More via DW.
A Dutch Museum wanted to motivate people to visit its exhibitions and to more appreciate the arts.
They chose a painting of Rembrandt, of the 17th century, and brought it to full life in a shopping center, accompanied by Beethoven.
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Londoners will have the opportunity to see international artist Basma Al Sharif’s first feature length film Ouroboros, which pays homage to the Gaza Strip, at her first solo exhibition, The Gap Between Us, that opened on Friday.
Al Sharif, a filmmaker and photographer, was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, before moving to France and later the United States.
She spoke to The National about how her nomadic upbringing, conflicted sense of identity as part of the Palestinian diaspora and political consciousness has influenced her work. Read More via TheNational.
Rejoice travelers, as Sweden is set to open a new hotel in Fall 2018. Located on the Lule River in Northern Lapland, the arctic bath hotel will float during the summer and be suspended in the ice in winter days. Offering guests spa treatments, make sure you book your stay during the last season of the year, as you might have the chance to see the aurora borealis. Read More via DesignBoom.
The International Poetry Festival of Granada kicked off in Granada, Nicaragua Thursday, the 12th edition of the event to see 130 poets gather from around the world.
The poets — from five continents — also include Pulitzer Prize winners Tyehimba Jess and Robert Hass.
The event will feature a microphone in the Central Park of Granada, open to anyone who wishes to recite their poetry. There will also be literary workshops, book presentations, concerts, exhibitions, roundtables and conversations, as well as a youth poetry contest. Read More via TeleSurTV.
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal, has appointed João Ribas as its new director. He replaces Suzanne Cotter, who left the museum last year to become the director of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.
Prior to assuming his previous post as deputy director and chief curator of the Serralves Museum in 2014, he was a curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Boston and the Drawing Center in New York. For the Serralves Museum, Ribas organized retrospectives for Helena Almeida, Michael Krebber, and Gordon Matta-Clark. In addition to his museum work, Ribas also curated the 2017 Ural Industrial Biennial for Contemporary Art, and has written for Artforum, Art in America, and Mousse, among other publications. Read More via ArtNews.
Machu Picchu is one big marketing myth. At least, that’s how our guide, Leo, puts it as we wander the breathtaking fog-shrouded Inca ruins. First off, he says, the 600-year-old city wasn’t hidden: Otherwise, why would there be seven gates to get in? Second, it was hardly the last remaining Inca citadel: You can see two others with the naked eye from Machu Picchu when the weather is clear, if you know where to look. Despite the mist, we spot one in the distance. Read More via Bloomberg.
As part of Radio 4's Reading Europe season, Kirsty Lang explores Turkish literature in Istanbul, talking to leading writers including Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk.
Critics Kaya Genc and Nagihan Haliloglu discuss how the Turkish literary scene compares to our own: what are the bestselling books, and how are writers dealing with the current political situation, given Turkey has imprisoned more writers recently than any other country. Read More via BBC.