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SPAIN: Spanish culture vs the US

Culture By 21 June, 2019 No Comments

by Andrea Sagay

The first dimension is power distance. Power distance is a dimension that addresses a society’s willingness to accept that there are inequalities between individuals. This is probably the most similar the two countries are, looking at all the dimensions. Despite that, they are still pretty different. The next dimension is Individualism. On this dimension Spain has a score of 51. This dimension shows how much members rely or depend on each other.

Basically, do the people in that society identify as a “we” or an “I”. Spain is a lot less individualistic than the United States, which has a score of 91. The third dimension is Masculinity. This dimension focuses on whether masculine or feminine values. A society with masculine values focuses more on competition, achievement and success.

MADRID: City of avantgarde

Culture By 20 June, 2019 1 Comment

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

The cultural scene in Madrid is getting more and more international and diverse. The best example of how the Spanish capital has become a trendsetter is the Teatro Canal with its very different plays and performances. The recent show of Choy Ka Fai with Soft Machine, Surjit & Rianto was a breathtaking journey into a completely different world of dancing and expressing.

LA BANDA: The Rhythm of Life

Culture By 18 June, 2019 No Comments

by Paloma Márquez

 

LA BANDA is a heartfelt coming of age movie filled with real-life scenarios between friends and family. Roberto Bueso, who debuts as a director, states that the story is based on his feelings when he left his hometown, Valencia, Spain, to study cinematography like Edu. A young adult who went to London to pursue his passion for music. However, he goes back home for his brother’s wedding and then ponders how long he will stay home. While he is home, he is forced to face old feelings that he hadn’t dealt with his family and friends.

CHINA-EU: How to get right a wrong idea

Culture By 23 April, 2019 No Comments

With regard to China we have a lot of stereotypes and completely wrong ideas. Most of us have never been there and do not speak their language. However, we judge according the Chinese immigrants coming to Europe forgetting that China is a huge country and like everywhere there are many differences and that the life of an immigrant is not representative for a whole culture. Although Chinese seem easy to adapt to every other culture and can open business in Luxemburg or in the smallest village in Spain and are still successful this does not mean that they have no identity, that they are just think about money or that they are all clever businessmen or women.

BOGOTA IN BERLIN: Empathy Machine´s new sound

Culture By 28 February, 2019 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Empathy Machine is a progressive deep funk trio based in Berlin with an explosive electronic live sound. This live act originally from Bogota-Colombia combines the deep and magical elements from synthesizers, drum machines and the awesome sound of a funky guitar. This develops an unique sound which is sure to turn you into a real Empathy Machine.

Pandora’s Music BoxxX (Untergeschoss der Pandora kunstgalerie) opens to present the video release of “Emma”, the first track of the Colombian electronic trio Empathy Machine, part of their Debut EP “Music for the video game of your life” (online on 28th February). Let’s merge into the labyrinth of Berlin`s finest underground art and music 

MUSIC: Mozart en vogue again

Culture By 19 February, 2019 No Comments

Idomeneo is a masterpiece of Mozart’s choral music and the dramatic situations he composed for the choir are among the most extraordinary, for their strength and emotion. These masses of people, who act and react with one voice, further reinforce the conflicts and individual passions of the characters. The complex, painful and tense relationship between father and son, which beats throughout the opera, is often compared to the one that lived then Mozart himself, who at age 25 had left Salzburg and his father’s house, composing a large part in Munich, away from the protection of his father.