Nueva York: Episodio #88: Arte y Cultura de República Dominicana en Nueva York





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Published on Mar 2, 2011

Dedicamos este episodio al arte y la cultura que de República Dominicana viaja a la Gran Manzana.

Comenzamos en el Alto Manhattan, donde visitamos la Cuarta Feria del Libro Dominicano. Hablamos con escritores y lectores reunidos en el Boricua College.

Haremos una breve parada en Hostos Community College en el Bronx para registrar uno de los momentos más destacados de la última visita del presidente de República Dominicana, Leonel Fernández, a la ciudad de Nueva York.

Patricio Lerzundi entrevista al Ministro de Cultura de República Dominicana, José Rafael Lantigua, sobre los proyectos de su ministerio para difundir la cultura de su país en el exterior.

Finalmente, vamos a Flushing, en Queens, para encontrarnos con el pintor y escultor dominicano Freddy Rodríguez, quien nos habla de sus cerca de cincuenta años de trayectoria artística.


We dedicate this program to the art and culture that arrives from the Dominican Republic to the Big Apple.

We'll start in Upper Manhattan, where we will be visiting the 4th Dominican Book Fair. We'll talk to authors and readers, gathered at the Boricua College.

We'll do a brief stop at Hostos Community College, in the Bronx, to record one of the finest moments of the last visit by Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic.

Later, Patricio Lerzundi interviews the Dominican Minister of Culture, José Rafael Lantigua, about the new projects of his ministry to promote his country's culture abroad.

Finally, we'll go to Flushing, in Queens, to meet the Dominican painter and sculptor Freddy Rodriguez, who will talk about his 50-year career.


List of Participants/Guests.

Frank Gutiérrez
Fundador Feria del Libro Dominicano

Fernely Lebrón

Manuel de la Cruz
Centro Nacional Artesanía - R.D.

Leonel Fernández
Presidente de República Dominicana

Patricio Lerzundi
Profesor, Lehman College -- CUNY

José Rafael Lantigua
Ministro de Cultura de República Dominicana

Fredy Rodríguez
Artista Dominicano

Nueva York is an Emmy award winning series about Latino culture in New York. The 30-minute show explores the rich textures of Latino society in the city, focusing on politics, art, culture, and the traditions of Spanish-speaking populations across the metropolitan area.

Each episode features prominent leaders from the tri-state area's cultural and public spheres sharing their thoughts and accomplishments with viewers. Interviews are hosted by Mexican novelist and critic Carmen Boullosa and Chilean journalist and writer Patricio Lerzundi. The general producer is Professor Jerry Carlson, specialist in Latin American cinema. They are all members of the academic staff at CUNY. The series is produced by bilingual professionals from Colombia, Guatemala, Massachusetts, Mexico, and Texas. In addition, the series offers documentary segments about events, exhibits, concerts, and institutions.

Since its first broadcast, Nueva York has built cultural and social ties between Latinos, and amongst Spanish speaking non-Latino communities. Each episode is subtitled in English so that the largest numbers of viewers may appreciate more fully the richness and diversity of the cultural and humanitarian expression of the Spanish-speaking communities in the city. It is a television program that seeks to present the image of the social, educational and economic aspirations of the generations of immigrants and emigrants who have sought a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

Nueva York won a New York Emmy in 2009, and two more in 2010. The series premiered on CUNY TV on October 6, 2005. Nueva York also airs on Channel 22 in Mexico, and Channel 11 in Panama.

Watch more at www.cuny.tv/series/nuevayork

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