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UA joins Europe Day celebrations in Alicante and Castellon

The ARIPI Association and the Universities of Alicante and Jaume I of Castellon  have organised the celebrations financed by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR)

Alicante, 5 May 2014

The ARIPI Association (Friends of Romania for the initiative and promotion of cultural exchanges) in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Universities of Alicante and Jaume I of Castellon and the Romanian consulate in Valencia organise the Europe Day celebration on 7 and 9 May in the cities of Alicante and Castellón, respectively.

Alicante will host the first celebration on Wednesday, 7 May at 1:45 pm with the presentation of the book Jazzografías para domar a las saxofonistas (Jazzographies to tame the saxophonists) at the UA Mario Benedetti Latin American Studies Centre. The author of the book, Virgil Mihaiu; UA lecturer and chair of the UA Aripi, Catalina Iliescu; editor and lecturer at the University of Granada, Enrique Noguera,  and musicians Corneliu Stroe and Liviu Marculescu will participate in the presentation.

The same day, at 8.30 pm, the Balkan jazz band “Balcanamera Corneliu Stroe & Band” will perform at the Caja Negra of Las Cigarreras Cultural Centre, offering a concert of etnojazz with Romanian folk roots. On Saturday, 10 May, at 11:30 am, Aripi Association’s Romanian School will hand out the awards of the contest La Europa que compartimos, by Luminita Mihai teacher at the Alicante City University Venue. 

Celebrations in Castellon

Europe Day celebrations in Castellón will take place on Friday, 9 May, at 6 pm with the opening of the Romanian Library in Castellón, by the Romanian Consul in Valencia, Catalin Mardare. Mare Nostrum quartet, concertmaster of the University of Alicante’s Philharmonic Orchestra will perform traditional Spanish and Romanian music, conducted by Carolina Martínez Báez-Otermín. The violins will also accompany the presentation of the poem book A puertas entreabiertas, by Gilda Valcan. The event will be attended by the UJI Vice President for Culture, Wenceslao Rambla; the director of the Institute for Gender Research, Purificación Escribano;  UA lecturer and book translator, Catalina Iliescu and Carolina Martínez Báez-Otermín. The presentation will feature an artistic intermezzo by students of the Romanian School, under the direction of teacher Mihaela Baleanu and diplomas will be delivered to the winners of the contest La Europa que compartimos.

Corneliu Stroe & Balcanamera Band will put the final touch to the celebrations at the pergola of Ribalta Park in Castellón.


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