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English language broadcast - The fiestas of summer - 23/09/17

Frank Smith joins me in the studio to describe and analyze the peculiarities and pleasures of a Spanish summer staple: the "fiestas del pueblo" - the festivals celebrated in just about every town and village throughout Spain in the summer. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:06

English language broadcast - More on Catalonia - 16/09/17

Tensions rise as preparations for I-O, the illegal referendum on Catalan independence from the rest of Spain programmed for October 1st, are matched by closures, confiscations and counter measures from the central government in Madrid. In today's program we reflect a few more of the positions regarding this issue. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:33:44

English language broadcast - High Commissioner for Human Rights - 13/09/17

The UN High Commissioner, Reid Ra'ad al Hussein delivered his Human Rights up-date to the Human Rights Council, beginning with his "reflections" on the role the governments represented on the Council play in perpetuating a series of deplorable situations in Myanmar, Yemen, the Palestinian occupied terrorities, and Libya. Today's program includes his summaries on some of those human rights violators as well as the United States and the European Unión. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:47

English Language broadcast - Catalan National Day: La Diada 2017 - 12/09/17

September 11th is La Diada and over the past five years has been a measure of Catalan support for the region's Independence movement. This year it was also viewed as a potential measure of voter turn out in what may or may not be Cataluña's referéndum on self-determination, scheduled for October 1st. As usual, the central Spanish government has said it would oppose the poll in any way it can, and will hold any public oficial liable for his or her participation in the organization of the...

Duration: 00:32:05

English Language Broadcast - Tárrega & Turina, Llobet & Segovia - 07/09/17

Guitarists and composers. As the Spanish classical guitar developed into a solo concert instrument, performers needed material. There is a solid tradition of musicians commissioning workers for their instruments and guitarists are no exception. Today's program includes pieces by Tárrega, Turina, Llobet, Rosa Garcia Ascot, and Ricardo Llorca, performed by Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, and Adam Levin. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:16

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 06/09/17

Today's program includes reports on the growing tensions over North Korea's continued nuclear tests, the BRICS Summit in China, the extensión of Islamic State through the failed state of Libya, on-going fighting in Syria, with a special report from Lebanon, and the human-provoked humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:50

English Language Broadcast - Los Stompers: Life Is Elsewhere - 02/09/17

Justin Coe talks to Brian O'Mahony and Dara Luskin, two members of the Barcelona-based band Los Stompers, about their new album, "Life Is Elsewhere." Released on Ventilador Music, it's the sixth album the band has produced since getting together two decades ago. We also listen to some of the tracks from the album, including the first single, "The Moth," which can be seen in its video versión on YouTube or on the band's website: www.losstompers.com . Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:33

English Language Broadcast September - Nora Amin: Performing Revolution - 01/09/17

Or how a protest can be performative and a performance a protest. Nora Amin is an Egyptian writer, performer, theater director and choreographer. In addition to the Lamusica Independent Theater Group, for which she has directed 35 productions, Nora Amin is also the founder of the National Egyptian Project for Theater of the Oppressed and its Arab Network. The author of the first Arabic book on theater and human rights, as well as several novels, Nora Amin has recently written "Migrating...

Duration: 00:30:45

English Language Broadcast - Dúa de Pel - 31/08/17

In today's program, I'm joined in the studio by Dúa de Pel, a literary musical duo comprised of poet and dramatist Eva Guillamón and composer Sonia Megías. The music they create emerges from the roots of tradition and aspires to transcendence. Pel may also be a planet. Intuition, sobriety and soul govern the harmonies of the two voices and the minimal instrumentation that accompanies them. Dúa de Pel have performed around the world, in Bejing and Shanghai, in New York, El Salvador, and...

Duration: 00:33:33

English Language Broadcast - Concierto Aguediano for Orchestra and Guitar - 26/08/17

Antón García Abril is a contemporary Spanish composer best known to audiences here for his extensive work in soundtracks for film and televisión. However, his ourvre is immense and includes symphonies, conciertos and chamber pieces for any combination of instruments. Today's recording is the Madrid premiere, in 1979 of the concierto, performed by RTVE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by E. Garciía Asensio, and the guitarist Ernesto Biteiti. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:13

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 23/08/17

In today's program we begin with more news on the Barcelona attacks and the jihadist cell that carried them out, once an accidental explosion prevented the 12 young men from pursuing their original plan to bomb important monuments. That's followed by reports on the US-backed Kurdish-led offensive against the jihadist militants in Raqqa City in Syria. The United Nations, at the insistence of activist groups and the Syrian government, acknowledges the alarming numbers of civilian victims in...

Duration: 00:30:17

English language broadcast - Initial Reports on Barcelona Attacks - 19/08/17

The white van that plowed through the crowd on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most popular avenue, killed thirteen people and injured more than a hundred. The victims came from countries around the world. The driver of the van fled the scene. By Friday afternoon, police were beginning to put together the pieces of an investigation that pointed to the existence of a terrorist cell, the planned attacks of about 12 young jihadists. But that was only the beginning of the investigation. Meanwhile,...

Duration: 00:31:52

English language broadcast - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's first String Quartet - 17/08/17

Today we listen to the String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor by Spanish composer Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga as performed by La Ritirata. Arriaga, who was born in Bilbao en 1806 and died in Paris in 1826, is sometimes referred to as the Spanish Mozart. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:21

English language broadcast -Panorama - 15/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the attack in Burkina Faso, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the more than half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen, in the midst of a war that is ravaging the country. We also report on the return home of over 600 thousand displaced Syrians and on the Hezbollah-coordinated evacuation of Syrian jihadists from Lebanon. Finally, we look at the Parliamentary elections in Argentina and Mercosur's rejection of US military intervention in...

Duration: 00:30:27

English language broadcast - Panorama: Spain - 11/08/17

Today's program includes two editorial views on important issues in Spain: the Prime Minister's appearance in court as a witness in a corruption case concerning his own party and the Catalan referendum on independence from Spain. Additionally we look at some of the foreign presses reports on events in Spain. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:19

English language broadcast - Panorama - 08/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the on-going refugee and migrant crisis in North Africa and the Mediterranean, on a possible joint Taliban-Daesh attack in Afghanistan, Turkey's expressed aim to drive the Syrian Kurds from its border, concerns among Iraqi lawmakers that the government has hired a private security contractor associated with what was formerly known as Blackwater, and the US federal appeals court reversal of the sentences handed down to four Blackwater contractors who...

Duration: 00:37:16

English language broadcast - 'Somos Naturaleza', Sonia Megías & Eva Guillamón - 04/08/17

Last month, Madrid's Teatro Real celebrated its 200th anniversary with special programming for its annual Opera Week. Without a doubt, the most exciting and original events of the week was the premiere of the Cantata "Somos Naturaleza," organized by the foundation Acción Social por la Música along with the Teatro Real's Aula Social, for children with special needs. Under the musical direction of Nuria Fernández and choreography by Marina Ayán, the performers included a choir of 120...

Duration: 00:34:29

English language broadcast - Panorama - 03/08/17

Today's Panorama focuses on Spanish news and reports on a few of the on-going corruption cases, and in particular the Prime Minister's testimony as a witness in Gurtel kickbacks for contracts scheme in which 37 defendants, among them two former Popular Party treasurers who allegedly kept a party slush fund are being tried. Also the Balearic Islands propose a bloodless, deathless bullfight, anti-tourism radicals attack a city tour bus and stage other attention-calling actions in Barcelona...

Duration: 00:31:02

English language broadcast - Panorama - 01/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the growing tensions over the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang's missile launch last Friday, and the election of the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, which drew a record 8 million voters despite violent anti-government protests. Also, the Iraqi embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan is attacked by Daesh militants and more. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:29:38

English language broadcast - Prevention and social policy - 27/07/17

Wildfire expert and professor at Madrid's Universidad Politécnica, David Caballero joins us in the studio along with Enrique Álvaro, a student of forest engineering at that university, to speak about the nature of forest fires and their prevention. David Caballero offers some clues for a wiser and healthier future in the midst of this continuing threat. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:39

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