The University of Iowa

Latin American WorldCanvass on April 9

March 16th, 2010

Please join host Joan Kjaer at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol for the next WorldCanvass program, this time focusing on Latin America.

Guests include musicians Benjamin Coelho, UI associate professor of music, and Marcelo Kuyumjian, UI graduate student in music, performing classical and popular Brazilian works for piano and bassoon. Armando Duarte, UI professor of dance, along with Charlotte Adams, Eloy Barragan and Jennifer Kayle, all associate UI professors of dance, will discuss their choreography based on Latin themes.

Loyce Arthur, UI associate professor of theatre arts, will discuss the Caribbean diaspora and Omar Valerio-Jimenez, UI assistant professor of history, will talk about the experience of Mexican immigrants in Iowa in the early part of the last century. Kjaer will also talk with Roberto Ampuero, Chilean author and UI associate professor in Spanish and Portuguese.

The program is produced before a live audience and taped for broadcast over UITV and KRUI. An audio version of WorldCanvass is available at the Public Radio Exchange (

WorldCanvass is produced one Friday a month, from 5-7 PM, in the beautiful Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building on the campus of the University of Iowa production of International Programs at the UI in partnership with the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums , UITV and KRUI. For broadcast schedule, please visit the following links to KRUI and UITV. International Programs, your global intersection, connects students, faculty, staff, and the Iowa community to the world.