Días Nórdicos Latin America 2018

Días Nórdicos Latin America 2018

1st – 13th December

Nordic music, architecture, animation, etc. on tour in Latin American countries, comprising concerts, genre-crossing collaborative projects, workshops, seminars focusing on Nordic culture and values and more.

Días Nórdicos presents Nordic culture in Latin America and will be arranging engaging and colourful events in December 2018 – in Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru.

Nordic Week in Buenos Aires
The biggest event of the tour is a ”Nordic Week” mostly centred at the great Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting on Monday December 3rd:

Concerts and workshops
The Nordic musicians Peter Wangel (Denmark), The Hearing (Finland), Birdpeople (Åland), Hulda (Faroe Islands), and Da Bartali Crew (Greenland) will collaborate in a workshop with Argentine colleagues – culminating with a workshop concert at Centro Cultural Recoleta Sunday Dec. 9th.
– During their stay in Buenos Aires the five acts will also perform a solo show at Recoleta and a show at Centro Cultural de Espana in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Another music workshop will bring together Danish classical arranger/composer Mette Dahl Kristensen and Argentine singer-songwriter Lucia Mantel – Mette Dahl Kristensen is going to re-arrange songs of Lucio Mantel for an Argentine string quartet, The three-day workshop will conclude with a concert at Centro Cultural Recoleta Chapel Saturday December 8th.

Animation Learning
From Wednesday Dec. 5th until Friday Dec. 7th The Animation Workshop from Via University in Viborg, Denmark will teach Argentine teachers and pupils how to use animation as one of many tools in the daily school work. This is scheduled as three one-day courses at Recoleta. These one day courses for teachers and pupils will also happen at Centro Cultural de Espana in Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday Dec. 3rd and Tuesday Dec. 4th.

Exhibition – sustainable architecture
From Dec 4th until Dec. 16th there will be an exhibition on sustainable architecture, called “Welcome Home”, focusing on people, architecture, migration, sustainability and the importance of having a home. The aim is to show how, regardless of where you come from and where you live, you can build and create a home within the limits of your economy and without destroying our planet. The exhibition includes a workshop where children can try to build their own homes.

The place is Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.

 

Seminars/talks
There will be 3 seminars/talks during the week – On Wednesday Dec. 5th a seminar/debate at Recoleta will address “Tools for shaping the music industry of the future” with speakers from the Nordic countries as well as Latin America.
“Experimental educational projects – experiences from architecture, design and technology” will take place on Friday Dec. 7th. This seminar will be part of the exhibition “Welcome Home” at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario.
And the last talk on Sunday Dec. 9th is titled “Nordic Stories in Buenos Aires” focusing on what the potential is for people from the Nordic countries to develop their careers in Argentina. With first-hand experiences from Nordic people living in Buenos Aires.

Peru, Uruguay and Brazil
Prior to the “Nordic Week” in Buenos Aires, the five above-mentioned Nordic acts will perform in Lima, Peru at Centro Cultural de Espana Saturday Dec. 1st.

The Animation Workshop will do their courses for teachers and pupils Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of December at Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay

And finally the five Nordic acts will also perform Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay on Friday Dec. 7th before their tour ends Dec 12th-13th in Sao Paulo, Brazil where the five acts play their last shows before returning to the cold North.

 

 

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Días Nórdicos Exhibition: A Sustainable Home

Días Nórdicos Exhibition: A Sustainable Home

This year the cultural festival Días Nórdicos will include the architectural exhibition “Welcome Home” in Buenos Aires. The exhibition is presented by Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ), which works with the promotion of a broad range of Nordic culture, and this particular exhibition addresses the question of what it means to have a home.

The objective is to show that it is possible to care for our environment and still create a sustainable home with the financial means you happen to have at your disposal and no matter where you come from and where you live.

Our homes are at the centre all of our lives from our births, when we grow up and when we leave home and create our own homes and form our own families. Some people live alone, some in nuclear families and other share flats or even live in communes, and as part of “Welcome Home” you can get acquainted with the flexible and dynamic dwelling concept “the SnailHouse” which can be adjusted to match very different life situations and ways of living together.

“Welcome Home” is not just the story of specific homes and housing solutions, however. “Welcome Home” is a mindset that opens up to new perspectives and long-term solutions. The exhibition consists of texts, a video installation on six screens and two playrooms, for small and older children respectively. In addition, there is going to be workshops where children can build models of homes that take into account design, human needs, dreams and quality of life.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Días Nórdicos: Five Nordic Acts on Tour in Latin America

Días Nórdicos: Five Nordic Acts on Tour in Latin America

Five different shades of new Nordic music are among the highlights when in the beginning of December, the Días Nórdicos festival is on a 13-day festival in Latin America.

Danish Peter Wangel, Finish The Hearing, Åland’s Birdpeople, Faroese Hulda og Greenlandic Da Bartali Crew make up the team in 2018 – which is the fourth time that the festival will go to Latin America. In other words, a line-up that both presents music from the “major” Nordic countries and showcases significant voices from the smaller Nordic societies.

The main event will be a week-long workshop at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, which is Días Nórdicos’s main collaborator in Argentina. Here the Nordic musicians are going to enter into various constellations with Argentinian colleagues for an open-air concert on Sunday the 9th of December. However, in the course of the week the five Nordic acts will also play concerts on their own at Centro Cultural Recoleta, and at Centro Cultural de Espana in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo.

On the most recent Días Nórdicos tour Danish/Finnish Lima and Faroese Teitur entered into rewarding musical dialogues with Argentinian colleagues – among other things Teitur’s collaboration with Argentinian Lucio Mantel led to the song “I Have Found My Happiness, which a few months ago was also released by the American singer and actor Mandy Patinkin (perhaps best known for his role as CIA boss Saul Berenson in the Showtime drama series “Homeland”).

Before the week in Buenos Aires, the Nordic acts are to play in Lima, Peru at Centro Cultutal de Espana on the 1st of December and the tour will end in Sau Paulo, Brazil, where the sociocultural organization Sesc will host two nights of concerts on the 12th and 13th of December.

The Tour:

1st December: Lima (Peru), Centro Cultural de Espana
3rd – 9th December: Workshop, Buenos Aires (Argentina) including:
6th December: Solo concerts, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
7th December: Solo concerts, Montevideo (Uruguay), Centro Cultural de Espana
9th December: Workshop concert, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
12th – 13th December: Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Sesc Avenida Paulista.

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Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Lucio Mantel’s fine songs are rearranged by Mette Dahl Kristensen for a concert with an Argentinian string quartet

Lucio Mantel’s fine songs are rearranged by Mette Dahl Kristensen for a concert with an Argentinian string quartet

Danish-Argentinian workshop to culminate in newly arranged music for popular Argentine singer and string quartet

Mette Dahl Kristensen is a young, yet seasoned Danish composer and arranger, whose work includes reinterpreting music by well-known Danish artists like Thomas Dybdahl, Teitur, Ane Brun, Alice Boman, Steffen Brandt, Eivør, etc. and in many cases performing the music with her own string ensemble Who Killed Bambi.

However, this new project brings her across the Atlantic. Now Mette Dahl Kristensen is to rearrange music by Argentine Lucio Mantel.

Lucio Mantel is a singer / songwriter with an already sizeable production to his name, whose beautiful voice and original lyrical/melodious compositions make him a unique artist. Lucio Mantel is not averse to collaboration or experiments. One of the times this has been evident was at a Días Nórdicos workshop in Buenos Aires in 2016, where he helped Faroese Teitur finding the melody for “I Have Found My Happiness, which incidentally Mandy Patinkin (known for playing CIA boss Saul Berenson in “Homeland”) has made a cover of on his latest album.

For this occasion, Lucio Mantel has assembled an Argentinian string quartet consisting of Spanish born violinist Marta Roca (among other things know from the internationally touring chamber ensemble Camerata Bariloche), the pricewinning serbian born cello player Karmen Rencar (has been performing with Michael Bublé), Mariano Malamud, viola (from Opera House Colón) and violin player Julio Dominguez (from the row of first violins of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Colón). All of them high class musicians, who has great experience from both the classical music and popular music.

The three-day workshop will conclude with a concert on the 8th of December in the Chapel situated in connection with Centro Cultural Recoleta in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

 

Animation as a natural tool in the daily school work

Animation as a natural tool in the daily school work

Días Nórdicos: The Animation Workshop will introduce teachers and pupils to animation in all-day workshops on the 3rd and the 4th in Montevideo and from the 5th to 7th December in Buenos Aires.

Animation can be used in the daily school work. By teachers in the classes, but also by the pupils for their assignments and as part of their homework. This is the point of departure when as part of the Nordic culture festival Días Nórdicos, Hanne Petersen from Danish The Animation Workshop will teach teachers and pupils respectively in all-day workshops. First in Montevideo, Uruguay and then in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Animation Workshop (TAW) – at Via University College – is a bachelor degree’s programme based in Viborg, Denmark. Expanding on that work TAW has created Animated Learning Lab (ALL), which has Hanne Pedersen as its head. ALL organizes workshops and courses to draw attention to the potential of animation as a tool of communication and cognition in primary and lower secondary school with the grand vision that animation will eventually be used on a par with written text and speech and white or blackboards.

Today we actually possess the technology to employ animation in primary and lower secondary school. Animations may be produced on smartphones or tablets. Extremely intuitive, free animation apps that require little or no instruction are available. The only real obstacle is lack of knowledge that animation is in fact so easy to produce.

ALL attaches great importance to the creative process which may unfold during the production and to the respect for the children’s reflections and creations.

ALL visits Danish and foreign schools on a project basis, and with 25 years of experience in Denmark ALL feels safe in concluding that both the medium and the process when working with animation stimulate the students’ motivation and boost their capacity for reflection. Very often animation helps children who have trouble expressing themselves in writing. Finally, animation sometimes proves to communicate more clearly than video recordings.

The didactic approach is founded on a Scandinavian view on children and is informed by Danish author, philosopher teacher, etc. N.F.S. Grundtvig’s thoughts on lively and dialectical teaching that leaves room for reflection and strong sense of ownership for the students.

“We would like to share the positive results we have seen with the rest of the world and help schools take the step into the 21st century and focus on the skills that are also necessary in today’s world”, says Hanne Pedersen, who sees Días Nórdicos as a rendezvous point for different cultures to exchange ideas and methods and be innovative.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Seminars and talks: The potentiality of music, new learning processes and Nordic careers in Buenos Aires

Seminars and talks: The potentiality of music, new learning processes and Nordic careers in Buenos Aires

The Nordic week in Buenos Aires in connection with the Días Nórdicos festival also features three interesting seminar meetings, which touch upon a wide range of issues in relation to the Nordic-Latin American collaboration.

Tools for shaping the music industry of the future
This seminar and debate meeting will address the new technologies, the increasing significance of the festivals and possible new forms of collaboration in the music industry – including new perspectives when it comes to promotion and artistic development. The panelists will share their experiences from their own work and take a close look at the future of the music business – including the music that is not high in the charts.

Panelists: Gunnar Madsen (ROSA / SPOT Festival, DK), Diego Boris (INAMU, The National Institute of Music, AR), Jacob Mangwana Haagendal (The Nordic Institute on Åland – AX), Nicolas Madoery (Record company boss ConceptoO /producer 432 Hertzios / member of AsiAr, Argentina), Henriette Heimdal (WIN – Worldwide Independent Network, NO). Moderator: Nicolás Wainszelbaum (Días Nórdicos, AR).

Wednesday 5th December, at 5.30 pm, at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, AR

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Experimental educational projects – experiences from architecture, design and technology.
Experts from Nordic and Argentine institutions will present experimental educational projects that develop learning processes and think “outside the box”. This seminar is to take place as part of the exhibition “Welcome Home” – the exhibition from Åland about sustainable architecture.

Panelists: Charlotte Carstensen and Gitte Mathiasen (All About A – Co-lab of Copenhagen architects and designers specializing in children and architecture, DK), Hanne Pedersen (head of Animation Learning Lab, Via University College, DK), Jorge Calzoni (UNDAV – technical youth education project, AR), Mariela Yeregui, José María d’Angelo and Sebastían Pasquel (Mala Praxis Project – interdisciplinary tool for enhanced dialogue between art and science and technology / UNTREF, Argentina). Moderator: Horacio Wainhaus.

Friday 7th December at 6:00 pm, at National Bicentennial House, Riobamba 985, Buenos Aires, AR

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Nordic Stories in Buenos Aires
What is it like for people from the Nordic countries to live among the Argentines? What is the potential for people from the Nordic countries to develop their careers in Argentina – personally and professionally/ artistically? First-hand accounts delivered by people from the Nordic countries now residing in Argentina.

Panelists: Henrik Malmström (photographer, FI), Mats Gunnarson (Scania Group – Senior Vice President Americas, Commercial Operations, SE), Henrik Lundorff Kristensen (entrepreneur, coordinator and planning advisor concerning pedestrian zones for the Buenos Aires City Council, DK)

Moderator: Andrés Kilstein (sociologist and debater, AR)

Sunday 9th December, at 5.30 pm, at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, AR

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).