One of the photographs in the series ‘The Moroccans’, by the French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui / instagram.com/casa_arabe

 

 

Casa África, Casa América, Casa Árabe, Casa Asia, Casa Mediterráneo and Sefarad-Israel Centre join the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa campaign with online resources and activities

 

Staying at home does not have to prevent you from getting to know the world and enriching yourself culturally. These days, the network of centres dedicated to different cultures joins the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa campaign and reminds the public of the many multimedia resources it has available online. Take advantage of being at home to learn about and immerse yourself in the cultures of different continents thanks to the online contents of Casa África, Casa de América, Casa Árabe, Casa Asia, Casa Mediterráneo and the Sefarad-Israel Centre.

 

Casa África

 

Kuwamba, which in Swahili means ‘dissemination’, is the name of Casa Africa’s media library (whose headquarters are in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), and gives the public access to documentary collections and various resources such as: reports, texts, online photography exhibitions and music from the African continent.

On their Twitter account (@CasaAfrica) there is also content on the cultural and political aspects of the neighbouring continent, such as an extensive selection of African films, music, literature, documentaries and museums, as well as tweets where various videos give recommendations on African music.

 

 

 

Casa de América

 

Concerts, conferences, analyses… the extensive catalogue of videos available at Casa de América (based in Madrid) will allow you to delve into the culture of the American continent, especially Latin America. The videos on its YouTube channel and in its archive include conferences, exhibitions, film premieres and interviews, among others. They also have a digital exhibition room, Arte en la Red, which displays the work of up-and-coming artists to the general public, and which is now in its 7th year. They also have a Spotify channel with a selection of immersive music from the American continent.

 

 

Casa Árabe

 

The imprint of Islamic culture on Spain is unquestionable. For those who wish to delve deeper into this heritage and learn more about Arab culture around the world, Casa Árabe offers a complete video programme on its website to virtually attend conferences, concerts and interviews, as well as a SoundCloud channel with informative podcasts. Through their social media platforms they offer a tour of one of their latest exhibitions.

Among the activities that is has planned for the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa campaign is the reading of ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ by Héctor Urién. The reading will take place on 21 March at 7:30pm, on Instagram.

 

 

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El sábado 21 de marzo, #quédateencasa y disfruta de “Las mil y una noches” con @casa_arabe y @hectorurien. Cada mes en Casa Árabe esperamos a que llegue una nueva sesión de “Las mil y una noches” de Héctor Urién. En esta ocasión, ofrecemos un directo online en nuestro canal en Instagram para poder deleitarnos con los relatos de este clásico de la literatura árabe sin salir de casa. Será el sábado 21 de marzo, a las 19:30 horas. Héctor Urién tomará como hilo conductor los “símbolos” y la “fantasía”, dos conceptos que harán las funciones de ¡ábrete sésamo! para contarnos de viva voz algunas de las historias de Las noches relacionadas con ellos. Como es sabido, “Las noches” no son originalmente historias infantiles y por eso en la programación de Casa Árabe siempre nos hemos referido a ellas como “narración oral para adultos”. Excepcionalmente, y teniendo en cuenta la necesidad de permanecer en casa con las familias, Hector Urién ha diseñado para el próximo sábado una sesión especial para todos los públicos. ¡Esperamos que la disfrutéis con nosotros! Con una sensibilidad contemporánea, y apoyado únicamente en su voz, su presencia y su discurso, nos transportará con su arte de narrador de un zoco bagdadí a una cueva con un genio; de las islas del Índico a los dominios de la Reina de las Serpientes. Casa Árabe ha querido mantener esta función para mostrar su compromiso con la cultura y su apoyo a los creadores. #narraciónoral #lasmilyunanoches #cuentacuentos #literaturaárabe #quédateencasa #planes #plandesábado #yomequedoencasa

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Casa Asia

 

The social media platforms of Casa Asia (whose headquarters are in Barcelona) are focusing on offering activities inspired in Asian culture to enjoy at home, both individually and with the family, and have announced that they will publish recipes, crafts, children’s activities and other proposals to make staying at home more enjoyable. They have, among other things, created a playlist on Spotify with relaxing music, which is perfect for practicing yoga or meditation at home. There is also a YouTube channel with all the activities developed by this centre and a media library with various resources, including: videos, the analysis of articles on Asia and book reviews.

 

 

Casa Mediterráneo

 

On its YouTube channel, Casa Mediterráneo (based in Alicante) has recordings of its  most popular conferences, including the series ‘Women and the Mediterranean’ and also one dedicated to gastronomy. They also offer the Casa Mediterráneo Magazine, a review of the political, cultural and economic news of the countries in this region.

They are also supporting the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa campaign and have launched the initiative #CuentosDelMediterráneo: where every day at 12:30 pm, live on Instagram, the narrator Raquel López tells a story about the Mediterranean that is then uploaded to YouTube. Over the next few days, they will also begin to offer simple and healthy recipes on social media aimed at those who usually don’t cook and may need some assistance in the kitchen.

 

Sefarad-Israel Centre

 

The Sefarad-Israel Centre also has a comprehensive YouTube channel that features interviews, lectures and concerts; a podcast channel on Spotify; and a playlist of traditional, classical, Jewish and Sephardic pop music on the same platform. They are also very present on Twitter and other social media platforms, and have prepared some very interesting threads, such as the one about the contributions of Jewish doctors to Humanity; they have also shared documentaries such as the one by RTVE about the Sephardic people; and the director of the institution also wrote an article for La Vanguardia.