FLAMENCO AND THE CULTURES OF SPAIN with IRENE GONZÁLEZ
Sligo Spanish Society are pleased to present a talk and demonstration entitled The Cultures of Spain, with Irene González. The event will take place on Friday, November 18th, at 8pm in the Yeats Building, Sligo.
Spain has been politically unified for centuries, but a closer look can reveal the variety of nationalities, cultures, languages and identities that make up this fascinating, diverse country.
Sligo resident, Irene González, has a unique perspective on the various cultures of Spain: her family is from Galicia, in Spain’s North-West, and she speaks gallego at home with her family. She was born and raised in Catalonia, in the North-East, and also speaks the Catalan language; moreover she has a passion for flamenco culture, which is based in the southern region of Andalucía, and she is an avid flamenco dancer; and yet she is still Spanish, and a speaker of the standard Castillian Spanish language that unites all Spanish people.
Irene will talk to us – in English – about her four Spanish cultures, her family history, and the varied cultural landscape of Spain. She will also give us a demonstration of passionate, vibrant flamenco dancing.
Admission to the event is €5, or €3 for students or the unemployed. Included in the price of admission is a wine and tapas reception afterwards.