As usual, the cultural agenda for Casa de América (Cibeles Square, unnumbered, Madrid) is so immense and varied that it is difficult to choose between an event, a presentation, a conference or an exhibition of those being celebrated. Admission is free for all the events while seats are available.
Today we have the following options:
100 AÑOS DE DORIVAL CAYMMI
Conference ‘100 años de Dorival Caymmi. ¿Qué tiene la Bahía de Caymmi?’, by writer Stella Caymmi.
The author will tackle the life and work of Dorival Caymmi and the reality of Bahía, described in the songs, as well as the relationship of the singer with contemporaries such as the artist Carybé or the writer Jorge Amado.
Stella is the author of the book Dorival Caymmi: o mar e o tempo and in 2013 she published the doctoral thesis O que é que a Baiana tem?, where she analyses an interview given by his grandfather.
Participants: Stella Caymmi (Brazil), accompanied by the guitar of Flávia Bittencourt performing songs by Dorival Caymmi.
The director of Casa de América, Tomás Poveda Ortega, will welcome those attending the event, which will be presented by Paulo C. de Oliveira Campos, Brazil’s Ambassador.
Place: room Jorge Luis Borges. At 7:00 p.m.
LOS HIJOS DE LOS INMIGRANTES EN LA ESPAÑA ACTUAL
Round table Los hijos de los inmigrantes en la España actual, part of the cycle ‘Impulso latino’.
Participants: Rosa Aparicio, professor of Sociology and president of the Forum for the social integration of immigrants, and Nicolás Castellano, journalist of Cadena SER.
Host and moderator: Tomás Poveda, director general of Casa de América. At 7:00 p.m.
CARYBÉ, CAYMMI Y JORGE AMADO: UNA BAHÍA EN COMÚN
Inauguration of the engraving exhibition Carybé, Caymmi y Jorge Amado: una Bahía en común, presented by Tomás Poveda, director general of Casa de América, and Paulo C. de Oliveira Campos, Brazil’s Ambassador.
Co-organized by Brazil’s Embassy, the exhibition includes 38 engravings by the plastic artist Carybé illustrating the story of Jorge Amado El Compadre de Ogum, which go with lyrics by Caymmi creating a dialogue between the artists and showing their friendship.
Place: Guayasamín Gallery. At 8:30 p.m.
Inauguration of the exhibition ‘Jornadas del documental peruano en Madrid’ with the screening of the film Amazónico soy (2008), directed by José María Salcedo, where different characters from Iquitos, the main city of the Peruvian Amazonia show their experiences, among them: the kids from La Restinga (the local institution that works with children making a living on the streets); the members of the popular competition of gay fulbito; Huerequeque (who replaced Mick Jagger in the film Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog); Amazonian painters such as Christian Bendayán, Gino Ceccarelli, Rember Yahuarcani or Francisco Grippa; the singer Ofelia Chávez, the Orchestra Explosión; the disabled man dancing on the squares of the city for a living… All of them pass through Amazónico soy representing what it means to be born and to live in the capital of Loreto. At 7:00 p.m.
Congress of Peruvian documentary in Madrid
A representative selection of the most recent production of Peruvian documentary will be shown, from today until Monday 22 September, at the cinema of Casa de América–Room Iberia. The topics of the documentaries go from personal to social and community experiences developed in the Amazonian environment, urban and rural. All the films will be presented by their directors through a video played before each screening.
This congress will be organized by the Peruvian Embassy in Spain and the Casa de América.