“Nada que declarar” – a book by Teresa Ruiz Rosas

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If you happen to be in Luxembourg on the 29th of April 2017, don’t miss the chance to meet Peruvian writer Teresa Ruiy Rosa who will present her latest book “Nada que declarar”.  Written in Spanish, the book deals with the theme of women trafficking and migration, through the stories of two women, between Peru and Germany and is currently being translated into French.

The event is part of Time for Equality’s campaign “Learn/Share/Take Action” aimed at raising awareness on human trafficking and modern day slavery by making use of films, books and art. Learn more about Time for Equality here and find more details about the event here.

Teresa Ruiz Rosas was born in Arequipa, Peru in 1956. She studied literature and linguistics in Arequipa, Budapest, Barcelona and Freiburg and was a finalist for the 1994 Premio Herralde de Novela and the 1999 Juan Rulfo prize for short stories, awarded by the Instituto Cervantes in Paris.

Alongside her writing, she also translates German and Hungarian literature into Spanish. Ruiz Rosas lives in Cologne.

Novels:

 El copista

Barcelona: Anagrama 1994, 126 p.

German:  Ammann 1996

Netherlands: Wereldbibliothek 1998

La falaz posteridad

Lima (Peru only): Ed. San Marcos 2007, 368 p.

La mujer cambiada

Lima(Peru only): Ed. San Marcos 2008, 164 p.

Germany: Ralf Liebe Verlag

Wer fragt schon nach ‘Kuhle Wampe.’

Von der Liebe und anderen Gemeinheiten

Weilerswist: Ralf Liebe Verlag 2008, 320 p.

 Stories:

 El desván

Arequipa: La Campana Catalina 1989, 112 p.

German:Gallucci Verlag 1990

 Detrás de la Calle Toledo

Lima: Antares Artes & Letras 2004, 84 p. (trilingual: English, German, Spanish)

Das Porträt hat Dich geblendet

Bonn: Free Pen Verlag 2005, 192 p.

(bilingual: German, Spanish)

People @ 2016 Migration Festival in Luxembourg

This year I tried to cover the Migrations Festival in Luxembourg from a slightly different angle, hence why I only took photos of some of the people participating in the festival as either organisers or performers.

Young Woman from Ecuador at Migration Festival

National costume from Ecuador

Young Woman from Ecuador at Migration Festival 2

Bolivian woman at Migration Festival

National costume from Bolivia

Russian Woman from Ural at Migration Festival

National costume from Russia – the region of Ural

Russian woman from Ural 2 at Migration Festival

Turkish Man at Migration Festival

This  young man was selling Turkish Simit bagels.

African dancing at Migration Festival

African dancing

African dancing 2 at Migration Festival

Romanian-language theater coming up early March in Luxembourg

Carlo Goldoni’s comedy ‘The Boors’

Romanian amateur theatre club ‘L’Avant-scène is soon to present its latest production – an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s ‘The Boors’ – at Luxembourg’s cultural hotspot ‘neimënster’ in Grund.

Staged on March 2nd and March 3rd 2016 in Salle Robert Krieps, the play will be performed in Romanian, with French subtitles.

Tickets

Tickets cost 20 euros and can be booked via neimënster’s website or by phone, dialing +352 / 26 20 52 444.

Salle Robert Krieps

About the Teatre Club

The Romanian amateur  theatre club in Luxembourg ‘L’Avant-scène’ was set up in March 2009 and is affiliated to the Cultural association of the European institutions in Luxembourg (Cercle culturel des institutions européennes). The club consists of Romanian officials working in several European institutions (mainly in the European Commission and the European Parliament).

About the play

Also known as ‘The Cantankerous Men’ (Venetian: I rusteghi), is a comedy by Carlo Goldoni. It was first performed at the San Luca theatre of Venice towards the end of the Carnival in 1760. It was published in 1762. The ‘Boors’ are four merchants of Venice, who represent the old, conservative, puritanical tradition of the Venetian middle classes, who are pitted against Venice’s “new frivolity”.

About Carlo Goldoni

Born to a prosperous middle-class family in Venice, Carlo Goldoni displayed a theatrical inclination from early childhood. Soon after the turn of his eighth birthday he was playing intently with toy puppet-theatres and composing his first theatrical plot.

Goldoni’s theatre output includes five tragedies, sixteen tragicomedies, one hundred and thirty-seven comedies, to which must be added, in the service of music, two sacred pieces, twenty entr’acte, thirteen dramas, forty-nine drammi giocosi, three farces and fifty-seven scenarios. For further info click here.

 

 

 

Musical journey, quest for equality & good fun for US Independence Day

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Photo: Gerry Huberty / Wort English

It was all about American music history on Thursday night at the US Embassy in Luxembourg where American nationals and their friends celebrated Independence Day.

A few days ahead of the “official” 4th of July when United States celebrate National Day, Luxembourg was ready to mark the most popular of American celebrations, enjoying a blue skied, sun-drenched evening and listening to a live band playing a medley of America’s greatest tunes of all time.

American delicatessen on the menu

Coke and hamburgers, mouth-watering muffins, cookies and American ice-creamwere all on the menu at the lively garden party, with the event gathering members of the local political scene, several foreign ambassadors in the Grand Duchy and many businessmen alike.

In her welcoming speech, Chargé d’Affaires Alison Shorter-Lawrence thanks guests for attending the celebrations, wished them a happy Independence Day and recalled the principles on which United States was built as a country. Highlighting that “all men are created equal”,she talked about the quest for freedom, democracy and equality for all.

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Photo: Gerry Huberty / Wort English

The pride of being American

Citing excerpts from this year’s President Obama’s Independence Day speech, Alison Shorter-Lawrence pointed out that United States “are a country of immigrants that are very proud of who they are.” She further referred to the access of US nationals to basic human rights, pointing out the need for the American society to continue working more, following the historic Supreme Court ruling that legalises same-sex marriage in all US states.

Also praising the good links between US and Luxembourg, Alison Shorter-Lawrence thanked the art students and teacher at LycéeClassique de Diekirch for designing this year’s event invitations and further revealed that Luxembourg’s Special Olympics team will be travelling to the World Summer Games on Los Angeles later this month.

Honouring American music, this year’s National Day celebrations were dedicated to the revolution of rock and roll, jazz and bluesamong other genres, with posters and images of leading American musicians and artists on display throughout the event.

In 2015, US National Day mark 239 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed by the then 13 American colonies and today brings all Americans together for a full day of family and community celebrations.

This article was written by myself and was published on the 3rd of July 2015 on Wort English.

Why Employ Disabled People? Attend the seminar & celebrate Diversity Day in Luxembourg

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“Employing a disabled person is not an act of charity, it is potentially a wise business decision” (Evenbreak 2014).

Besides the many moral, ethical and legal reasons why organisations should consider employing disabled people, the business case for it has largely been neglected. A persisting myth among employers is that employing disabled people is an expensive risk. Is it so?

To celebrate Diversity Day Luxembourg, Time For Equality  invites you to look into the business benefits of employing disabled people and to challenge some of the current perceptions and stereotypes about disability

Why Employ Disabled People?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Luxembourg (venue to be communicated)

We are proud to partner for this event with Evenbreak, an innovative, not-for-profit social entreprise set up in the UK by Jane Hatton, to help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled people and to help disabled jobseekers find work with employers who will value their skills.

During the workshop Jane Hatton, Evenbreak’s Founder and Director, will be sharing with us – via a live webinar – her unique perspective coming from her personal experience, both as a HR expert and entrepreneur, and as a disabled person herself.

The main aims of the webinar are:

  • To identify the business case for employing disabled people
  • To explore the implications of inclusive practice
  • To be confident around disabled people.

There will time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

The workshop is free and open to all interested people, with a special focus on employers, recruiters, HR-staff, people in charge of organizations and associations. Registration is required. Language: English. A French translation of Jane Hatton’s presentation will be available.

For information and registration, please send an email to: info@timeforequality.org

If you are not based in Luxembourg, and would like to follow the event online please contact us at info@timeforequality.org

This content was originally published on timeforequality.org, therefore the copyright belongs to the website and the registered non-profit organisation in Luxmebourg.

Time For Equality @Migrations Festival in Luxembourg

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

All photos were taken by © Roxana Mironescu on March 14 and March 15, 2015 @ LuxExpo in Luxembourg, during the Migrations Festival.

For more information on Time For Equality, please click here.

To know more about the Migrations Festival, an annual event held in Luxembourg, click here.

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Stand @Migrations Festival 2015

TFE Founder Rosa Brignone with Gabriele Del Grande and Giuseppe Catozzella in Luxembourg

TFE Founder Rosa Brignone with Gabriele Del Grande and Giuseppe Catozzella in Luxembourg

L'Odyssée vers l'Europe

L’Odyssée vers l’Europe

L'Odyssée vers l'Europe

L'Odyssée vers l'Europe in Luxembourg

L'Odyssée vers l'Europe in Luxembourg

L'Odyssée vers l'Europe in Luxembourg

Giuseppe Catozzella presenting his book in Luxembourg

Giuseppe Catozzella presenting his book in Luxembourg

L’Odyssée vers l’Europe @ Migrations Festival in Luxembourg with Gabriele Del Grande and Giuseppe Catozzella as special guests

L’Odyssée vers l’Europe @ Migrations Festival in Luxembourg with Gabriele Del Grande and Giuseppe Catozzella as special guests

L’Odyssée vers l’Europe @ Migrations Festival in Luxembourg

L’Odyssée vers l’Europe @ Migrations Festival in Luxembourg / March 2015

All photos were taken by © Roxana Mironescu on March 14 and March 15, 2015 @ LuxExpo in Luxembourg, during the Migrations Festival.

For more information on Time For Equality, please click here.

To know more about the Migrations Festival, an annual event held in Luxembourg, click here.

 

Lenacay concert @ Migrations Festival Luxembourg 2015

Barcelona Band Lenacay

I discovered this band, Lenacay, from Barcelona, at this year’s Migrations Festival @ Luxexpo in Luxembourg, on Saturday night when they played a nice fusion of flamenco, rock and rumba music.

I am a big fan of flamenco and latin music, therefore, their music appealed to me instantly, but irrespective of one’s music tastes, the lead singer Paola Domniguez has an amazing voice, mastering flamenco as perfectly as hard rock or alternative beats. Moreover, the band’s other female member, Carolina Morgado, dances flamenco during their shows, which really brings value to their overall performance.

LENACAY is an experimental music project that fuses flamenco and different languages ​​of musical expression. It´s an innovative journey through time that runs from flamenco roots and culture, to electronic beats, rumba melodies and rythm patterns, funky basslines and electric guitars.

If you haven’t heard of this band before, make sure you check their official website and Youtube account.

Photos were taken on March 14, 2015 in Luxembourg © Roxana Mironescu. 

Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg

 

Lenacay guitarists Luxembourg 2015

Lenacay guitarists Luxembourg 2015

 

Lenacay lead singer

Lenacay band in Luxembourg

Lenacay band in Luxembourg

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Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg

Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg

Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg

Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg

Lenacay in Luxembourg

Lenacay lead singer in Luxembourg