The young director Antonio Grunfeld Rius is the author of this interesting audiovisual work that shows, in the field, the problem of the disappearance of unique animal species in Equatorial Guinea. The documentary, currently projected at numerous schools in the country, can also be seen on the internet.
She is one of the best artists on the Equatorial Guinean music scene, who just surprised us all with the presentation of her new album, "Lembo La Mbôka Ame", in which she debuts as composer of most of the songs.
After several days of exhibits, the stands at the fair, whose main venue was the campus of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), closed their doors after significant participation of exhibitors and visitors.
The National Library, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center and the UNGE joined forces to commemorate this day with several events: a Book Fair, which will run until next Friday, conferences and the message of the Director-General of Books.
The President of the Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), Anacleto Olo Mibuy, met on Wednesday with the artist to address the creation of a National School of Fine Arts.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo (CCEM) celebrates this day with a month of national and international performances and parallel activities, such as a theater workshop and a conference on the bridges between Latin American and Equatorial Guinea drama.
The exhibit "Modulations" is an interesting review of the work of the timeless Equatorial Guinean artist, which opened on the anniversary of the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo (CCEM) and can be seen until later this month.
The rap group from Bata won on Saturday, March 2, in the final of the Easy Music Festival, a contest that the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata (CCEB) launched on September to boost the career of young singers or bands in the city.
The main objective of the club is to promote reading. The presentation ceremony of the association was presided over by the Delegate Minister of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy Mba.
The group "Las Semillitas" from the Ekuku neighborhood, in the children's category and "Las Kisiritas" of Nfefe-Esala, in the adults, have renewed their title and for the second consecutive year, by obtaining the first prize in the contest organized annually by the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata.
The Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center of Malabo hosts these days the exhibit of musical instruments from the collection of Isabela de Aranzadi. The exhibit offers a selection of interesting musical objects used for centuries in the traditional music of our country.
The funeral in honor of the international artist and sculptor, who died on November 12, began on Saturday in Malabo with the arrival of the President of the Republic and the First Lady of the nation to the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center, where the coffin with the body of the deceased was lying in state.
In an audience with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agapito Mba Mokuy, the Ambassador of Spain, Manuel Gomez-Acebo, has conveyed to the Government of Equatorial Guinea his country's sentiment of condolences over the death of the great sculptor. For the same reason, the Embassy also sent a message to the President, which we attach to this news article.
During November 14 to 18, the 6th International Hip Hop Festival will take place in Malabo, organized by the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo, the ICEF French Institute and, for the first time, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center. Artists such as Frank T, S. Petit Nico, Black Bey, Yuma and AdjoGuening will join the best Malabo rappers in this edition.
From October 22 to 27, the French Institute of Malabo organized the third edition of the Festival "Los golpes de teatro en Malabo", in partnership with the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo and the Culture Center of Rebola.
On Friday afternoon, October 26, the center's auditorium witnessed the performance of Luis Alberto Llaneza, musicologist of the University of Oviedo (Spain) and pianist Eduardo Frias. Both musicians are conducting a tour in Equatorial Guinea and have also performed in the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo.
Lyrical singing is a musical style that is not very known in Equatorial Guinea. In order for Equatorial Guineans to discover it, the Spanish cultural centers in Malabo and Bata have scheduled a series of concerts around the country.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo has published the book "Los mares de Guinea Ecuatorial: nueva prosa y poesía africana" [The Seas of Equatorial Guinea: New African Prose and Poetry], which collects texts of the winners of the "October 12" Literary Contest.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Bata held the Fang Culture Week from September 19 to 22, with a series of activities to promote and raise awareness on the richness of the cultural manifestations of the Fang ethnic group.
The film "Where The Road Runs Out" is produced by the Dutch Film Firenze, directed by Rudolf Buitendach ("Dark Hearts") and starring actor Isaach De Bankole Ivorian ("Casino Royale", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly").
The Africa House, the meeting and exhibit center of the different African countries that are participating in the Olympic Games, was the scenario of the celebration of the festival of August 3 Freedom Coup, in the city of London.
The tour took place on the morning of Thursday, July 19, and was headed by the Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau, the Spaniard Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, who was accompanied by other committee members of the exhibit.
"The Bookstore of Bata" was officially opened on June 27 at 19 h. at an event open to the public which took place in the cultural center, with the presence of Anacleto Olo, Presidential Adviser on Culture, and Miguel Mahiques, Consul General of Spain in Bata.
The 8th Akong Tournament finalizes in the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo. Within its cultural agenda, the center has organized, from June 6 to 27 these interesting cultural and indigenous games of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Cameroon.
The holidays have arrived at the schools in Malabo and across the country. As in other schools, the CANIGE also dismissed their students with a very special party. The reporters of www.guineaecuatorialpress.com were there to witness the fact.
This first meeting took place in the conference room of the National Library. At the meeting they addressed several issues of interest, such as the functioning of the General Directorate and copyrights.
Once again this year, on May 25 Africa Day took place, which commemorates the birth of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union, AU), an event that took place in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This celebration honors the founding fathers of postcolonial Africa, such as Patricio Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Julios Nyerere, Sekou Toure, Ben Bella, Haile Selassie and many others who are remembered as illustrious sons of this continent.
The short film "María Adá" directed by a young Ruben Monsuy, from Malabo, was the winner of the Ceiba Award for best national audiovisual production, worth 500,000 CFA francs. The result of the contest was announced last week at the closing ceremony of the South-to-South Traveling Film Festival of Equatorial Guinea (FECIGE), which took place in the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata.
The night of the second gala of Malabo fashion was devoted to the best fashion designers of our continent. Models for designers from Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Uganda and Burkina Faso performed in the fashion show.
Next April 17 will begin at the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo the South to South Touring Film Festival. Until April 26, African and Latin American films will be screened in Malabo, Ela Nguema, Sampaka, Rebola and Bata.
The third edition of the Malabo International Fashion Week, to be held between April 12 and 15, will have the theme "Transformation". The director of the event reveals the secrets of this new great appointment with fashion.
The Director-General of Culture, Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, at the invitation of the board of the private school Ewaiso Ipola in Malabo, introduced last week a conference on cultural values of the Fang people.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo has joined for the first time the celebration of this day, created in 1961 by the International Theater Institute (ITI), and has done so for three days with performances by the groups Bocamandja, A.M.E.A. and the children's show "Rijole does not want to read".
"From the kitchens of Equatorial Guinea" is the photographic show that can be seen these days in the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo: an excellent collection of recipes of the country photographed with great quality and compiled in a calendar.
On Friday, Constancia Mangue, as Honorary President of the Association for National Solidarity of the Disabled, gave 500,000 CFA francs to the artist Moises Abaga Nguema, to cover layout, production and publication costs of his new album.
The Malabo International Fashion Week will take place from April 12 to 15 in the city of Malabo. The event is organized by the magazine Ewaiso and enjoys the patronage of the First Lady's Office, Constancia Mangue de Obiang.
The Christians of the Catholic Church and the Salesian Congregation of the districts of Bata and Micomeseng received on March 5, 6 and 7 the coffin of the relics of St. John Bosco in the course of their pilgrimage that will lead to different countries of Africa in which the religious Congregation of the Salesians is present.
The Cultural Center of Spain in Bata recently presented the 5th issue of Oráfrica, the annual magazine of the Laboratory of Oral Resources, published by the Barcelona NGO Ceiba and Spanish cultural centers of Equatorial Guinea, in collaboration with the universities of Alcala de Henares and Barcelona.
On December 23, in Spain opened an animated film, "Copito de Nieve," based on the life of the most famous albino gorilla in the world. After his capture in 1966, he was transferred to the Barcelona Zoo where he lived until his death in 2003. During all those years, he was the symbol and attraction of the center, becoming a true legend.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Malabo International of Hip Hop in Festival is taking place, held between November 28 and December 3, organized by the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo (CCEM) and the Cultural Institute of French Expression in Malabo (ICEF).
The network of Cultural Centers of the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development) presented in Madrid the first edition of a network of artistic activities that have been called "Enredados" (Tangled). This is one of their most prominent projects in Latin America and Equatorial Guinea, about urban art, dance, music, hip-hop, etc. Equatorial Guinea is represented a young artist named Afran, a muralist who performs his art on the streets, and has worked in Malabo and Bata, and in other cities.
Under the title "Made in Africa", the magazine Ewaiso organized two days where fashion and culture of Equatorial Guinea are the main protagonists. The Círculo de Bellas Artes, in the heart of Madrid, is the magnificent setting of choice for the event.
During the month of August, the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo has scheduled a wide range of cultural activities in which the visitor can enjoy theater, cinema, dance, lectures, etc. All this for free and in a pleasant environment to be in the company of friends.
From yesterday, July 29 until July 31, the people of Madrid have the opportunity to see an authentic novelty on the stage in the "El Matadero" Contemporaneous Creation Center. The Equatoguinean musical "Origenes" is presented in the program of the Summers in the City of Madrid to show the complete life cycle, through the rhythms, the rites and the traditional dances of the five ethnic groups of Equatorial Guinea.
The institutional day of the tenth anniversary of the Spanish Cultural Center of Bata had the presence of various authorities, highlighting the Spanish Consul General in Bata, Pedro Aróstegui, the Coordinator of the Network of Spanish Cultural Centers and former director of the Center between the years of 2001-2003, Enrique León Chacón, as well as Equatorial Guinean authorities and people from Bata in general.
To mark the tenth anniversary of operation of the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata, Myriam Martinez Elcoro, its director, speaks to us of the past, present and the future of this center essential for the life of the city.
In Bata and the rest of the country, June 21 was the day dedicated to music. Therefore, both the Spanish Cultural Center and the French Cultural Center organized two separate concerts with different groups and local artists.
The Oral Resources Laboratory has just published its seventh book, "The Spanish colonization in Equatorial Guinea." The event took place in the Spanish Cultural Center of Bata by the anthropologist Gustau Nerín, representing the authors of the work: Mariano Luis de Castro and Maria Luisa de la Calle.
In the Spanish Cultural Center of Bata, the exhibition dedicated to the Equatorial Guinean artist Plácido Guimaraes, "Pocho". With the title Mixtures: Actions and Reflections, the exhibit has been opened by the centers director, Myriam Martínez Elcoro.