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The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
has many highlights in its illustrious twenty year
history, some of which are recorded in these
pages with photographs and reviews.

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LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

29 YEARS ON

PROUDLY PRESENTS
DAGMAR AND JOZEF ZSAPKA, FLUTE AND GUITAR
'SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC BY PIAZZOLLA,
ALMEIDA, VILLA-LOBOS AND PUJOL'

MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2012 AT 7.45pm

PURCELL ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON SE1 8XX

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Pre concert photos at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK and Mr Kypros Charalambous, Cultural Counsellor, High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus.

Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall: Left: Miss Laura Montenegro,Cultural Attache, Embassy of Panama, Prof. J R Monroy. LACCS-UK Chairman and Miss Margarita Zurita, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Panama.

Ms Vanessa Content Roca, Head of Protocol of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, guest and Prof. J R Monroy, Founder and Chairman LACCS-UK-UK.

From left to right:

Mr Khalid Nadeem, Chairman South Asia and Middle East Forum guest, Mr Nicolay Matev, BB Energy Trading Ltd and guest, Prof. J R Monroy, LACCS-UK, Chairman.

From left: Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, Mrs Maria Eliana Cordaro and Domingo Valenzuela, Journalist, BBC World Service.

PRE CONCERT PHOTOS: REHEARSAL TIME STAGE PURCELL ROOM AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL.

Dagmar and Jozef talking to Prof. J R Monroy some artistic details of their music and performance.

The concert of Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka was introduced by Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK-UK. Prof. Monroy introduced H.E. Mr Miroslav Wlachovsky Ambassador of the Slovak Republic.

His Excellency the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic addressed the audience with a speech to welcome the Slovak musician at the Purcell Room, and blessing LACCS-UK's 30th Years anniversary.

Speech of H.E. Mr Miroslav Wlachovsky, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic at the Court of St. James's, London.

Dear Ambassadors, friends and audience:

"The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (LACCS-UK), is celebrating next year its PEARL JUBILEE, that is to say, its 30th birthday, as a pioneering organisation, working within the Diplomatic Corps, and by bringing to the British public fresh and innovative artistic and cultural programmes, to the Southbank Centre and other international venues in London. LACCS-UK' s aim is to promote, at all times, understanding and cooperation between the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin America.

LACCS-UK' s three decades of experience organising concerts in London has helped us to appreciate the rich creativity of artists, composers and musicians from the New World. In tonight's programme the Duo Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka have included the music of four South American composers, all of them, have written music considered today master pieces and their legacy obviously transcended Latin American frontiers.

I must say, that with the work of LACCS-UK, British audiences have become familiar with the Latin repertoire, and with its permanent approach to the Diplomatic Corps, have helped us, to visualize the Latin American Culture in a new dimension, in a positive perspective, in which, LACCS-UK has played a fundamental part by promoting a solid and innovative image of the Latin American continent.

I must congratulate Professor J R Monroy, Founder and Chairman of LACCS-UK for his energy, commitment and imagination to maintain this marvellous artistic programme and for his personal interest to communicate LACCS-UK' s ideas and cultural projects to the Heads of Mission accredited at the Court of St.James's.

Finally, our thanks to all musicians who had taken part in LACCS-UK magnificent concert series at the Southbank Centre, and specially in tonight performance to Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka, who will entertain us with some of the best music from Brazil and Argentina".

Many thanks.

H.E. Mr Miroslav Wlachovsky, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 22nd October 2012.

Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka playing The History of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Duo Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka, in a brilliant interpretation of 'Choro e Batuque' by Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)

Duo Dagmar and Jozef Zsapka, playing three marvellous pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Distribucao de Flores, Bachiana Brasileira No 5 and Modinha.

A perfect grandeur South American concert finale with two pieces by the Argentine folklore, and written by Maximo Diego Pujol (b.1957). The presentation at the Purcell Room 'Candombe' and Afro-Latin rhythm.

A MAGNIFICENT FINALE CONCERT!

Dagmar & Jozef Zsapka received the recognition of the audience with a great applause.

H.E. The Ambassador of Finland and Mrs Liisa Huhtaniemi, Professor J R Monroy, Founder and Chairman of LACCS-UK-UK.

From left: Jana Brazdova, 2nd Secretary, Political Section Czech Embassy, Jana Prikrylova, 3rd Secretary, Political Section Czech Embassy, Slavomira Masurova, Minister Counsellor, Slovak Embassy, Svetla Feglova wife of Mr Jiri Fefgl, 3rd Secretary, Administrative Section, Czech Embassy.

Capt and Mrs Alexis Pulido and Prof. J R Monroy, LACCS-UK.

The Reverend Canon Denis Mulliner, MA Canon of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, Deputy Priest in Ordinary, Chaplain, The Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace, and Professor J R Monroy, Founder and Chairman, LACCS-UK-UK.

Mrs Ely Abbondati, a friend and Prof. J R Monroy

From left to right:

Mr Radu Oniga, Second Secretary and Mrs Andreea Oniga, Mrs Oana Gheorghiu, First Secretary, Head of the Consular Department and Dr Cristina-Narcisa Nita, First Secretary, Diplomats from the Embassy of Romania in London.

From left to right

Mr Gordon Vincent, Chief Executive, Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators, Mr Reginald Alan Francis, Mrs Maria Rosa Picart De Francis, Former Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra, and friends.

A group of LACCS-UK friends enjoying the interval reception at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

A HAPPY END CONCERT, BACK STAGE AT THE PURCELL ROOM H.E. The Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, Mrs Jaroslava Wlachovska, Dagmar, Prof. J R Monroy and Jozef Zsapka.

Celebrating the successful concert at the Southbank restaurant, J L Sylvester, Executive Director LACCS-UK, Dagmar and Josef Zsapka and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK-UK.


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

29 YEARS ON

PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE BALTIC GUITAR QUARTET
'DANCING WITH THE GUITAR'

TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2012 AT 7.45PM

PURCELL ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON SE1 8XX

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to
THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.

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PRE CONCERT PHOTOS AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Ms Daiva Parulskiene, Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, and Mrs J L. Sylvester, LACCS-UK Director, welcome the guests and friends of Lithuania and LACCS-UK.

Prof, J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, welcome Mr David Ekmam-Krook and Colleage, Barclays Wealth, London.

From Left to right Mr Yusuke Fujiwara, Managing Director, IHI and Prof J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK.

Mrs Maria Rosa Picart De Francis and Mr Khalid Nadeem.

From left to right:
Prof. J R Monroy, Mr Ramin Wali, Ms Daiva Parulskiene, Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Mr Laurence Cobb, Partner Taylor Wessing LLP, and colleague.

From left to right:
H.E. Mr Gavin Edward Timothy Nicholas, High Comissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs Nicola Alcala and H.E. The Hon Anthony Johnson, Jamaican High Commissioner.

From left to right:
Group Captain Rafael Carrere, Air Attache, Embassy of Chile, Miss Simone Carrere and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.

The Baltic Guitar Quartet playing Slavonic Dance in C Minor Op.46, No 7.

At the stage of Purcell Room Prof. J R Monroy with the Baltic Guitar Quartet.

The BGQ end the first part of the concert with Hungarian Dancr No 5 by Johannes Brahams, (1833-1897), and arr. By David Adele.

The BGQ an exiting premiere by Jonas Tumulionis (b.1949), THREE DANCES.

The Baltic Guitar Quartet a brilliant performance, "Gitana Linda" by Chris Ruebens (b.1975), U.K. premiere.

The Baltic Guitar Quartet is acclaimed by the audience for its last piece "Summer Dance" by Chris Ruebens, U.K. Premiere.

The audience acclaimed and applauded the brilliant performance of the Baltic Guitar Quartet in its Southbank Centre debut.

Happy end of the concert congratulations!

H.E. Dr Oskaras Jusys, Ambassador of the Republic of Lituania (left) and Prof J R Monroy (center), congratulated each member of the Baltic Quartet. What marvellous performance!

RECEPTION AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

From Left to right;
Mr Laurence Cobb, Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP and H.E. Dr Oskaras Jusys, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania.

From left to right:
H.E. Mr Eldridge Stephens, High Commissioner for Saint Lucia, H.E. The Hon Anthony Johnson. Jamaican High Commissioner, Mrs Pamela Johnson And H.E, Dr Oskaras Jusys, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania.

H.E.Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambassador of Finland, H.E.The Hon Anthony Johnson, Jamaican High Commissioner, Mrs Pamela Johnson and Mrs Liisa Huhtaniemi.

Mr Dariusz Taska, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Poland and a diplomat colleague enjoyed the concert and reception.

From left to right:
Mr Mensur Jusic, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr & Mrs Bejtullah Destani, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo and Mrs Jusic.


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