Archive for February, 2012

Meet Avery Wallace: LALACS Minor

Hi! My name is Avery Wallace and I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore Spanish and History double major with a LALACS minor. When I am not studying you might find me practicing in the pool. I am on the Gustavus Swim team which takes up a good chunk of my time […]

Meet LALACS alum Jacki Christopher ’03

One thing that holds true about our alums in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Gustavus — they lead fascinating and productive lives after graduation. We are so proud of everything that Jacki has accomplished so far, and we can’t wait to see what’s next. After graduating from Gustavus in 2003, Jacki Christopher worked […]

OLAS Brings Brazilian Carnival to Gustavus!

  On Sunday, February 26th a 12 person Brazilian band under the direction of Robert Everest will be performing in Alumni Hall. The featured singer is well-known Bahian sensation: Dandara. They will all be performing over the weekend in full-fledged carnival-style in the Cities. For more information check out: Carnaval Brasileiro.         […]

Minnesotan Cuban Film Festival

Minnesota Cuban Film Festival (2/23/12-3/29-12) Each Thursday evening, from February 23 to March 29, the Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, will present an outstanding collection of Cuban cinema. Most of the films are contemporary, with some vintage offerings. Each film will be accompanied by a bonus short feature.This […]

Gaucho Music Reflects the Merging of Cultures in Latin America

Gauchos are the traditional cowboys of the pampas — the vast grasslands — of South America.  And their music reflects the mixing and blending of cultures that contribute to Latin American regional identities.  A new CD “Button Accordion and Bandeón Music from N. Uruguay” from Smithsonian Folkways from a group called “Los Gauchos de Roldán”  demonstrates […]