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Cultural Programs

Antonio Machado
The Poetry of Antonio Machado

Features Machado's poetry read in Spanish and in English translation as well as music and commentary. Produced by David Barsamian as part of his "Pyrenees to the Andes" series on...

Frederico Garcia Lorca
The Poetry of Garcia Lorca

Features Frederico Garcia Lorca's poetry read in Spanish and in English translation.  Also includes music and an interview with Lorca scholar University of Colorado Prof. William Grupp.  Produced by David...

Juan Ramon Jimenez
The Poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez

Features Jiménez poetry read in Spanish--including a reading by the poet himself--as well as in English translation.  Prof. Yvonne Guillon Barrett of the University of Colorado provides commentary on his...

Howard Zinn
Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho, written in 1999 by historian Howard Zinn (1922-2010), is a one-man play on the life of Karl Marx. Zinn stated that he wrote the play to "show...

Sor Juana
The Poetry of Sor Juana

Features poetry by Sor Juana read in Spanish and in English translation. Prof. Yvonne Guillon Barrett provides commentary on her life and work. Produced and hosted by David Barsamian as...

Fred Denny
Egypt: Culture and History

Pharaohs, the Sphinx, Cleopatra and the pyramids are the popular images Egypt evokes. Few countries have a more storied past. Called “The Gift of the Nile” it has played a...

Mirza Ghalib
The Poetry of Mirza Ghalib

This program features some of the most famous poems by Urdu’s greatest poet Mirza Ghalib. He was born in Agra in 1797 and died in Delhi in 1869. His birth...

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