Mar 10 2013

gbustos

Merci/Gracias/Danke/谢谢/ありがとう

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In the name of all the Teaching Assistants at Willamette University, Gabriela and Ivan (Spanish Department), Isabelle (German Departement), Wenwen (Chinese Department), Rie (Japanese Department) and Maria (French Department):

We would like to thank all the members and students of Willamette University for making of our International Karaoke Night a huge success with more than 50 people attending! Thank you for coming and singing in French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and English and sharing our cultures together! We had a great time!

Watch out for our next International event… it’s gonna rock!

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Mar 07 2013

gbustos

Time to rehearse for the International Karaoke

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Hi everyone,

Here are the links I promised so that you can start rehearsing for the International Karaoke. These are some of the songs available, but you can always choose the ones you like most. Don’t forget to send me the links in advance or bring them to the event! gbustos@willamette.edu

Gabriela Bustos

Fulbright Teaching Assistant -Spanish Department

1-Volver, volver (Vicente Fernández)

2-Volver (Estrella Morente)

3-Piel Morena (Thalia)

4-Brindis (Thalia)

5-Pega la vuelta (Pimpinela)

6-El Rey (Vicente Fernández)

7-Atrevete (Calle 13)

8-Ella me levanto (Daddy Yankee)

9-Mujer Amante (Rata Blanca)

10-Seminare (Seru Giran)

11-No me olvides (Abel Pintos)

12-Solo le pido a Dios (Mercedes Sosa)

13-Si no te hubieras ido (Marco Antonio Solis)

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Mar 04 2013

gbustos

International Karaoke Night

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Dear students of Spanish classes,

The language assisstants for the different language departments are hosting an International Karaoke on Friday evening. You will have the opportunity to sing or listen to songs in Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese. Check out the info available in the poster and e-mail me in case you have any special request: gbustos@willamette.edu. It’ll be fun!

Gabriela Bustos

Fulbright Teaching Assistant- Spanish Department

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Feb 28 2013

jvenegas

Willamette World News: Musica

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¡Hola todos!

Gabriela and Ivan have just submitted posts on Argentinian and Bolivian music. Click on the links below to be raptured into the wonders of the music from both countries and don’t forget to check out the rest of the articles!

Argentina!

Bolivia!

Other articles!

!Viva la vida!

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Feb 20 2013

imiranda

Bolivian Music

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The music of Bolivia has a long history. Out of all the Andean countries, Bolivia remains perhaps the most culturally linked to the indigenous peoples. Like most of its neighbors, Bolivia was long dominated by Spain and its attendant culture. Even after independence, Bolivian music was largely based on European forms. In 1952, a revolution established nationalistic reforms which included cultural and political awareness of the Aymara, Quechua, Guarani, and many other ethnic groups (more than 30). Bolivia is a very diverse country (geographically, culturally, and ethnically), this diversity is expressed also in the kind of music that is played in every region. In the Andean region of La Paz, Oruro, and Potosi, musicians have created beautiful tunes called Sicuriada, Tonada, Tinku, etc. Some of the musical groups that play these kinds of tunes are Wara, Aymara, Altiplano, Rhupay, Kanata, Paja Brava, Markasata, etc. The Andean instruments used are zampoña, sicus, pinquillo, quena, charango, tarka, toyos, pututu, huancara, reco reco, Andean saxophone, and drums. In the Valley region of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, and Tarija; Cueca, Huayño, Bailecito, Kullawada, Chacarera, etc are the music; the instruments to create these melodies are charango, quena, guitar, charangón, hualaycho, zampoña, drums, sheep hooves formed into a kind of shaker, violin, and accordion; the musical groups of this style of music are Savia Andina, Los K’jarkas, Kalamarka, Taricanto, Canarios del Chaco, and many others. In the Tropical regions of Santa Cruz, Beni, and Pando are played Taquirari, Cumbia, Chacarera,Toritos, etc; the instruments utilized are violin, guitar, drum, cornet, horn, and accordion. Las Cambitas, Trio Oriental, Los Benianos, Los del Pirai, etc are the most representative musical groups. In the African Bolivian region (Yungas); Saya, Semba, Lament, Tuntuna, Taki Taki are the kinds of music; the instruments to create these tunes are drums, timbales, and ronroco. In the Amazon region (east part of the country) is cultivated the Baroque music. And in general, the urban areas of the country are the places of many kinds of musical expressions; classical, Andean jazz, Latin rock, pop, cumbia, samba, etc.

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Feb 18 2013

mbenke

Movie Night!

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Get ready for an evening of fun!!  This Thursday, wonderful Language Assistant Ivan will be showing the film También La Lluvia (Even the Rain), open to all.  The film takes place in Bolivia during the water riots, and provides an in-depth view into the politics and culture of Bolivia.  It is highly rated on the site Rotten Tomatoes–a full description can be viewed here.

The viewing will be held in Ford 102 Kremer Board Room, at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dec 13 2012

jvenegas

Willamette World News- Bolivian and Argentinean Weddings!

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¡Hola a todos!

Curious about what Bolivian and Argentinian weddings are like? Then don’t miss this great opportunity to read about them!If you are really into weddings, then you can read more here, only at your own WWN.

Enjoy!

WWN Editors

Jaime, Matthew, Mary, and Lars

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Nov 29 2012

gbustos

Enjoy the Spanish Karaoke Night!

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Oct 08 2012

nkulande

Wednesday! Spanish Movie Night: Love in the Time of Cholera

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Based on one of the most successful novels by Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez
How long would you wait for love?
The spanish Department presents…

“Love in the Time of Cholera”

Directed by Mike Newell
Starring Javier Barden, Giovanna Mezzogiorno & Benjamin Pratt
Music by Shakira & Antonio Pinto
Place: Kremer Board Room
Time: October 10th 7pm
Free pop corn and drinks

Check out the trailer below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5VMJiyd1Mk

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Oct 08 2012

nkulande

EVEN THE RAIN [También la lluvia]

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012

EVEN THE RAIN [También la lluvia]

Icíar Bollaín / 104 min. / 2011

7:00 PM Ford Theater

Presented by Dr. Bill Smaldone, Professor of History and Chair of Latin American Studies

Filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about Columbus’s voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenous population. Just as filming begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket. Daily protests erupt, and the local man cast as a rebellious sixteenth-century Taino chief also becomes a leader in the water hike protests.

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