Moldova Foundation Washington: The great composer Eugen Doga in Canada and USA (August 15 – 18)
THE 1st ROMANIAN LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IN CANADA & THE UNITED STATES
On August 15 – 18, 2015, a series of three musical and literary performances „The first Romanian Language Festival in Canada and the United States,” will take place in Montreal, Ottawa, and New York City.
– Montreal, Canada: Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 3 PM – Cote-des-Neiges
– Ottawa, Canada: Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 6 PM – Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa
– New York, USA: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 @ 7.30 PM – RCI-NY, Auditorium
The great composer Eugen Doga will be among guests from the Republic of Moldova (Doga’s work had great success internationally – his famous “Waltz” was declared part of the UNESCO heritage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvUg7KLAclA). Also, at the events will participate the well-known pan flute musician Vasile Iovu, the film producer and writer Luminița Dumbrăveanu, and the film director Teodor Guțu, all of them from Chişinău, capital of the Republic of Moldova. Ala Mîndîcanu, the president of Communaute Moldave du Quebec and book author, will accompany the guests.
The documentary about Eugen Doga’s life and work, created by the Flacăra Film Studious headed by Luminița Dumbrăveanu, was funded by the Moldova Foundation with the financial support of its individual donors (watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds4JltgWylw; more info about this project and how you can contribute, click here: http://moldovafoundation.org/project-moldova-biographical-…/). The film, along with Luminița Dumbrăveanu’s book about Eugen Doga, will be presented at the events.
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These Romanian Language Festival events are sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Center in New York (RCI-NY) with the support of the Romanian Cultural Association from Montreal, Communaute Moldave du Quebec, and the Flacăra Film Studious from Chișinau, and are intended to both Romanian communities originated from Romania and Moldova and to the general public in Canada and the US.
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The Romanian Language Day is celebrated on August 31. It has its origin in 1989, when the Popular Front of Moldova organized a mass demonstration in Chişinău, known as the Great National Assembly (Marea Adunare Națională), which pressured the authorities of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic (MSSR) to adopt a language law on August 31, 1989 that proclaimed the Moldovan language (identical with Romanian), written in the Latin script, to be the state language of the MSSR. Starting 2013, the Romanian Language day is celebrated on August 31 in Romania and abroad by the Romanian-speaking communities.
Sursa material: Moldova Foundation Washington