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The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
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LACCS-UK - 32 YEARS ON AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Presented in association with the EMBASSY OF TUNISIA
SONIA M'BAREK
Tunisian Singer

TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at 7.45pm.

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

LACCS-UK masterminded to invite Sonia M'barek one of the most versatile and illustrious female singer in the Middle East.

Her concert received the support of HE Mr Nabil Ammar, Ambassador of Tunisia and Professor JR Monroy, Founder and Hon Chairman LACCS-UK.

The aim of this cultural project was to contribute to a better knowledge and understanding of the richness and historical past of Tunisia with a culture which received the influence of at least four greatest Mediterranean civilisations.

Prof. JL Sylvester writing the programme notes, commented:

"Tonight's concert is dedicated to make known Tunisian composers, therefore, Sonia will perform a mixed repertoire of Tunisian "malouf" and Egyptian "tarab" songs which accommodates well her deep and clear alto voice. She expresses herself through the wasla which in Arabian tradition allude to instrumental and vocal improvisations as well as, by the "mouwashahat", the plural of mouachah, a poetic form which, includes music and vocals. It is a sophisticate and complex musical genre, used in texts and lyrics in classical Arabic music originated in Al-Andalus".

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At the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Rehearsal time: Sonia M'barek and Prof. J R Monroy, founder and Hon Chairman LACCS-UK.

The Embassy of Tunisia/LACCS-UK concert Reception was held at the Soft Space Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall.

HE the Ambassador of Tunisia, Mrs Hager Ammar, Professor JR Monroy, LACCS-UK and Cllr Martin Seymour Mayor and Mayoral of Richmond.

Pre-concert photo at the Foyer of the Queen Eliuzabeth Hall, Southbank Centre: Professor JR Monroy, Hon Chairman LACCS-UK and HE Mr Nabil Ammar, Ambassador of Tunisia, Mrs Hager Ammar, daughters.

H.E. Mr Nabil Ammar addressing the full house Purcell Room, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

H.E. Ambassador Nabil Ammar's speech thanks to LACCS-UK and Prof. JR Monroy for mastermind the first concert of Tunisian and Arabic Music at the Southbank Centre, and congratulate and thanks Sonia M'Barek Tunisian Singer for her debut in United Kingdom.

Sonia'M'Barek performing various of the traditional Tunisian and Arabic Songs. "The Three Rivers". Lyric by Spanish poet. Federico Garcia Lorca. arr. for Arabic music by Fraj Chouchene. Sonia M'barek ended his successful concert debut in England with a Mediterranean classic by Turkish composer Hadhim Hekmet, and lyric by Khaled Waghlani. Arranger by Sonia M'barek.

During the interval reception Prof. J R Monroy and H.E. Mr Amar Abba, Ambassador of the People's Republic of Algeria

Sonia M'barek first concert of Tunisian and Arabic music was attended by numerous Heads of Mission, among them: Algeria, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Irak, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, Portugal, Cyrpus and 45 Embassies were represented by senior Diplomats.

The concert was recorded by BBC World News and Tunisian National Television. Diplomat Magazine, founded in London in 1947, prestigious diplomat publication in Europe was covering the evening.

Mrs Monia Bounouh, on behalf of the Embassy of Tunisia, presenting a beautiful bouquet to Sonia M'barek.

Sonia M'barek was acclaimed by the full house audience at the Purcell Room, as the first Tunisian and Arab singer performing at the Southbank Centre. A memorable concert and cultural diplomatic gathering to be remembered for years to come.

The audience was enchanted by Sonia M'barek's vocal techniques to master the difficult Tunisian and Arabic styles of interpretation of classical Mediterranean songs.

From left to right: H.E. Mr Nabil Ammar, Ambassador of Tunisia, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Rushen CD, Royal Canadian Army Adviser,. Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London), Canadian High Commission and Professor JR Monroy, Hon. Chairman LACCS-UK.




LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

32 YEARS ON

PROUDLY PRESENTS
PATRIK KLEEMOLA

MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2015

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


The Heads of Mission and wives attending and supporting LACCS-UK 20th Anniversary of Finnish and Latin American Music 1995-2015 at the Purcell Room, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1. 8XX

Standing from left to right: Professor J R Monroy, Hon. Chairman LACCS-UK HE Mr Sayakane Sisouvong, Ambassador of the Laos People's Democratic Republic. H.E. Mr Fernando Lopez-Fabregat, Ambassador of Uruguay, H.E. Mr Sergei Aleinik, Ambassador of the Repubic of Belarus, H.E. Mr Enrique Manalo, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines, H.E. Mr Roberto Calzafdilla, Ambassador of Bolivia, H.E. Mr Euripides L. Evriviades, High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus Mrs Susanne Fournais Grube, H.E. Mr Martin Eichtinger, Ambassador of Austria. Mr Igor Kyzym, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Ukraine, Patrik Kleemola, Finnish Classical guitarist.

Seated: Mrs Maria Yana, Mrs Maria Carolina Silveira. Mrs Ludmila Aleinik, Mrs Mirian Nasser de Romero, HE Mr Ivan Romero-Martinez, Ambassador of Honduras, Mrs Liisa Huhtaniemi, HE Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambssador of Finland, HE Mr Claus Grube, Ambassador of the Denmark H.E. Mr Rolando Drago, Ambassador of Chile and Mr Jean Robert Pillard. Charge d' Affaires, of the Republic of Haiti.

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Prof. J R Monroy with Finnish Classical Guitar Patrik Kleemola, at stage Purcell Room, rehearsal time.

Prof. J R Monroy, Hon Chairman LACCS-UK open the evening introducing H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, and given thanks to all the Finnish Heads of Mission who supported for 20th Years, a permanent programme of Finnish Classical Guitar at the Purcell Room, At the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX.

H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtamiemi, giving his personal appreciations to LACCS-UK and to Prof. J R Monroy for his commitments, enthusiasm and interest to bring to two decades Finnish classical guitarists and composers, to the Southbank Centre, one of the most important cultural and artistic centres in United Kingdom.

From left to right: An esteemed guest, H.E. Mr Roberto Calzafdilla, Ambassador of Bolivia, Prof. J R Monroy, Mrs Maria Yana.



Reception at the Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall.

H.E. Ambassador Mr Martin Eichtinger, Ambassador of Austria and Ms Felicity Ann Croft, are welcomed by Prof. J.R, Monroy at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Reception.

From left to right: Prof. J R Monroy, Mrs Liisa Huhtaniemi, HE Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambssador of Finland

 

From left to right: H.E. Mr Rolando Drago, Ambassador of Chile, HE Mr Ivan Romero-Martinez, Ambassador of Honduras, H.E. Mr Fernando Lopez-Fabregat, Ambassador of Uruguay.

 


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