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Herald News„Harvest and Culture Adventures in Latin America„  and after last year’s success,  here it is again in Budapest and for those interested in Latin-America’s culture, art, lectures, cinema screenings, dance performances, Capoiera presentation, environmental solidarity action, specific Latin American food and drinks to taste, here is the occasion to hang out with family and friends at the Fogasház during the three-days festival beginning on May, 8-10. 2014. The festival is organized by the joint event with the Garden of Chile Wein Import, the Latin American Association and the Fogasház.

Huge support to the event was given by the following Embassies in Hungary: Chile, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, and this year for the first time the Argentine joined the line.

During the three-days will be presented Tedeschit Marcos young Brazilian Painter and Chilean artist Francisco Villarroel creations exhibited in Florence, prior to the Budapest event.

Regarding to food lovers may have a taste of the specific Latin American food and drinks which have many beneficial effects, as the  exotic Brazilian fruit, acai, and taste the not really known by the Hungarians the Açaimania.

The Spanish language is spoken by millions around the world, here at the festival the „Rapid Flow Language School” representatives will be on the spot to give a little insight and knowledge for visitors who wish to have some language or wish to study the Spanish language.

The festival is free to  visit to all the programs.

Thursday, May, 8. 2014. 6 p.m. – Official opening of the Embassy of Chile’s greeting. 6.15 p.m. – Peruvian dance performance. 6.35 p.m.Latin American food and drink tasting … empanadas, guacamole, tortilla chips, the Latin-American embassies delights.  6.50 p.m.Marcos Tedeschit – Brazilian painter and Francisco Villarroel  –Chilean artist. 7.20 p.m. – Awareness-raising activities in the Ecuadorian jungle to protect the indigenous people living there. Brief description of Chevron case, then after can join,  to leave your palm print as to protest against Texaco Chevron in Ecuador serious environmental pollution. This is taking place held 3-times a day. Then an International campaign going on, namely: “Chevron dirty hands”. 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m. – Film Screening with English subtitle: „El hijo de la novia”, Argentina – 2001. 8.30 p.m. – Latin American party.

Friday, May, 9.7.15 p.m. – Presentation of the Argentine Consul Alejandra Butti mate about tea, after the lecture, raffle gifts presented by the Argentine Embassy. 6 p.m. César Urbina, the second secretary of the Embassy of Venezuela in San Francisco, lecture of tradition and the color used for masks, gift raffle draw by the Embassy of Venezuela after the performance of “Dance with the Devil”. 6.30 p.m. Milena Dezerega Pelikan presentation about Chile. 6.50-20-20 p.m. Postcards from Leningrad” – 2007 (Post Musicales de Leningrad, Venezuelian movie with Hungarian subtitles. 8.30 – Salsa Cubana Cuban dance performance.  Saturday, May, 10. 6 p.m. Julio Cesar Cancio Ferrer, lecture by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Hungary. 6.30 p.m. Capoiera Presentation. 6.45 p.m. – Presentation by Kinga Tury titled: “Mexico: Relive and believe” . After the performance lottery offered by the Mexican Embassy. 7.15 p.m. – Spanish lessons to attend on the spot by the Rapid Flow Language School. 7.45 p.m. – Tasting Acai an exotic Brazilian fruit, and its health benefits. A brief description of the effects courtesy of the Açaimania. 7 p.m. -8.30 p.m. – Film Screening: Habanastation  Cuba, 2011 having Hungarian subtitles.

During the three-day photo exhibition also will be available:  Kaszab Zsuzsanna, Latimoport the editor in 2013, introducing her photographs of Cuba.  Story presentation by  photos of Texaco-Chevron on Ecuador pollution. “Hugo Chávez: a multi-polar world heralded”

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Well visiting the Fiesta of „Vintage Adventures and Culture in Latin America”  at the Fogasház wasn’t like taken a visit to those South-American countries which brought their sight-and-sound, wine products, yet indeed many could taste, see, learn much from the exhibitors information on the spot.

The outstanding wines from Chile is not a question … taste, flavor with its centuries of producing wines have earned Chilean wines a place of honor among one of the world’s finest. Of course the enviroment’s conditions has to do a lot, the soil, sunlight, exposure, temperature, humidity… (just like in many regions in Hungary with its special conditions for also premier winemaking … but that’s going to be coming soon in another update.) Throughout the 3 days many visitors can get into the mood having the South-American feeling, along with wines from the Wein Import Hungary Chile brought in association with the Latin American Association.

On of the highlights of the day was the special exhibition with paintings by the Chilean artists Mr. Patricio Baeza, the silicone artist painter. His works will remain hundreds-and-hundreds of years in same colors and condition as if they were painted just a day ado … so said Mr. Ferenc Keresztes graphic artist and painter also the teacher of Mr. Patricio Baeza. The painters have arrived to a new era in painting with an invention that revolutionized the universal visual arts by Mr. József  Nagy and Mr. Ferenc Kereztres.  In the past centuries if artists would have had known about the SziloKing silicone paint, to-day needn’t have to worry to be able to see, admire the origins generally, resplendent in the colors of the works of great painters … said Mr. Ferenc Keresztes graphic artist and painter and the teacher of Mr. Patricio Baeza.

La Tienda … brought really there Latina  mood with its colorful, bright, fragrant, unique artisan  ceramics items. You just cannot leave their stand before having a long look or buying any South-American items, as a magnet, decorative tile, bathroom accessories, Flower pot or vase, textiles and a gorgeous mirror, oh and the colourful parrot  or the butterfly almost just like to fly away in a second.

Ecuador … was also out to represent their offers  with the rich cultural  and multiethnic heritage. Adorable their handcrafts due to the knowledge and the use of the ancient techniques which have had been transmitted from generation-to-generation. Most probably needn’t have to say … Ecuador’s yarn and fabrics are the most known products, mainly out in Peru, Venezuela, Columbia, USA and Europe. Who haven’t seen somewhere Ecuador’s wood product … The high quality, diversity and creativity makes Ecuadorian wood very diverse and fascinate, made from teak, boards, balsa.

Venezuele had also a stand with beautiful hand-made items, worthwhile to visit.

Even though in between South-America and Spain an Ocean wash the shores, but Spain didn’t wish to be away from this grand fiesta gathering.  So Spain wish to present their presence by opening eyes to individuals to walk on the line to the Granada Spanish language school here in Budapest, Hungary.

Mexico tourism board presented a wide scale of unlimited programs to the visitors. Mexico City is the biggest and most populated city in  the world. Its history shows several expressions of its traditional roots. Cool building attractions, churches, museums and so forth.

Last but not least here a link I wish to share of the video taken at the opening ceremony of the hot salsa dancers from the Cuban Salsa Dance Tutorial Diabolica: 

There is still a chance to pop by and „spend” time in South-America at the Gear House „Fogasház” District VIII. 51 Akácfa Street –Budapest.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


Get ready for rolling over to Chile in the upcoming three days trip in Budapest starting next Friday throughout the  week-end.

 March, 22. – 24. 2013.

Just incase this shocking snowy and stormy cold weather throughout the country brought you down, don’t worry spring „must know it’s way” and it will hopefully hook up next week in our country. Looking forward to the wine specialties of domestic and foreigners interested to have the experience of the atmosphere of wines from Chile. Pardon me for one thing, but cannot bring the view of the tall palm trees, the warmth of the swaying breeze by the boardwalk beside the Ocean from Chile, but  the organizers of the „Vintage Adventures and Culture in Latin America” will surely bring the feeling of the warmth of the harvest that is just taking place in the Chilean fall with the harmonious wines at the Fogasház during the 3 days events.

As mentioned in the previous update, see:  the Embassy of Chile as one of the main sponsors jointly with the Wein Import Hungary Chile and the Latin American Association. They jointly invites to join, be a part at this celebration at the open doors and windows showing the colorful land and culture of South America. One of the major marks of Chile is their superb wines. Previously, heard, not tasted yet the wine from  the Casablanca Valley which is known as to be the similar to the popularity gained as the area of Marlborough, New Zealand. The major oceanic effects on human land suitable for elegant and harmonious structured wines. The wines from here show intense aromas, and full maturity in addition to dynamic, but still make it really nice acids derived from the harmonious wines. The ripening period brings a deep and rich flavors of the grapes.

I’d love to be the growing grapes at the Casablanca Valley where the days are mostly in the 28C degree and the nights ain’t so cold, only around 5C,  but to be serious anyone can enjoy and relax during the next week-end with a glass of Chilean wine whilst ” tasting”- “visiting” – “listening”  “dancing” to the hot  music of South America.

Throughout the 3 days the admission is free to the event.

For the tasting, registration is required to participate, the advance ticket price is 2500HUF  and at the spot on the actual day will be 2800HUF.

Location to the Gear House „Fogasház”  District VII. – 51 Akácfa Str. Budapest

Opening Ceremony starts at 4 p.m.- 4.30 po.m. on Friday, March 22. Continues with Cuban Salsa Dance Tutorial Diabolica at 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. thereafter, at 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Ms. Zsuzsanna Kasza, editor, Barrera and Patricio Baeza photos by Venezuelan and Chilean painters  exhibition opening will be held.

Continuing the afternoon’s programs there will be every evening a party to close the day’s event, dominated by featuring music from the continent.

The organizers wish to involve the audience with presentations of the country. There will be questions out to the visitors … Have you ever tasted the wines of Chile? Have you ever danced tango or samba? Have you read any South American author’s literary works? Interested in South American culture, gastronomy, wines, literature or the hot atmosphere of music and mood in dancing? Interested? Then there is your place at the high events of the „Vintage Adventures and Culture in Latin America” The films will be presented with Hungarian subtitles. Kids corner will also be set on the spot.

Update by Aggie Reiter