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  • The Arabian Nights: Night 17

    September 09, 20218:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 8:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.
    3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. Pay for your ticket through our website (by clicking on the “purchase tickets” button) or in person at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Cordoba (payment by cash or credit card).
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday, September 9, storyteller Héctor Urién is returning to our Cordoba headquarters for a new session of tales inspired by “The Arabian Nights.” Tonight, the key word will be “stars,” in the form of light, as stories about nights and destiny. Buy your ticket online now.
    The Arabian Nights are like a long-lasting kiss that stretches on to keep from dying. And by emulating Scheherazade in Madrid, Héctor Urién, a professional storyteller, will choose a different story each month at Casa Árabe, from the fictional universe created in The Arabian Nights. With a contemporary sensitivity supported only by his voice, presence and discourse, he uses his art as a storyteller to take us on a journey from a Baghdad souk to the cave where a genie lives, from the islands of the Indian Ocean to the domains of the Serpent Queen.

    At each session, Héctor Urién uses a single word as a narrative thread which plays the role of the original “Open Sesame” to tell us in his own voice some of the stories from The Arabian Nights related with that term. On Thursday, September 9 (Night 17), the main role in the show will be played by “stars.”
  • Reading workshop: Abd al-Raḥmān al-Dahil: The Émigré Prince

    From September 23, 2021 until October 27, 20216:00 p.m.
    ONLINE
    On Zoom. 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.
    3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. You must complete payment at least one week prior to each reading session. Sales on our website (in the information provided on each session), or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit card). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25. 
    In Spanish.
    After our summer break, on Thursday, September 23, we will be resuming this series of workshops which have allowed us to take a more in-depth look at Al-Andalus. At this fourth session, we will get the chance to comment on Daniel Valdivieso’s most recent book.
    This thrilling novel dares to tell the story of the first Umayyad emir of Al-Andalus, one of the most exciting cultures in the Arab and Western worlds, based on painstaking historical documentation, to vividly recreate the odyssey that would lead to the birth of the most powerful kingdom in the West.

    Summary: The demise of the great caliph Hisham and his controversial decision to bequeath power to his reprobate nephew al-Walid seem to have opened up a deep wound within the Umayyad dynasty, which has ruled the fated of Islam’s vast empire for a century. With the caliphate in crisis, the Banu al-Abbas—an ancient rival lineage descended from an uncle of the Prophet—are facing the actual possibility of seizing the throne, and so they spread the flame of rebellion from the eastern regions, with the support of groups who oppose the Umayyads.
    Unaware of the imminent war, Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu’awiya—grandson of the late caliph—enjoys a life of luxury with his brothers in the Palace of Rusafa, but soon everything he knows and loves will be threatened, and he must embark on a harrowing, aimless flight through a world full of dangers, with no other help than the freeman Badr.

    Meanwhile, as Al-Andalus grows increasingly oblivious to the government in Damascus, Syrian forces which come to quash the Berber revolt take control and turn the rich territory into a stage of battle as part of their ancient tribal disputes, threatening the fragile détente between Arabs, Baladis, Berbers and natives.

    Daniel Valdivieso (Cordoba, 1983) has a degree in Psychology and is professionally dedicated to historical documentation and publishing, collaborating with the Utopia Books and Almuzara publishing firms. His main work consists of studying medieval sources from Al-Andalus—above all from the Umayyad period—, which has led him to become a consultant for Sexto Mario Patrimonio y Educación, a heritage interpretation entity that holds many official activities for the Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Ensemble and is a regular contributor at Casa Árabe. Out of his interest in increasing awareness on these topics came his first book, La Córdoba de Ibn Hazm (Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba, Utopía Libros, 2016), a bestseller described by critics as “The finest historical recreation of this ancient capital of the caliphs to have been written so far in the twenty-first century.” He is now debuting this prose work with a tale as thrilling as that of the first Umayyad emir of Al-Andalus.

    The information session will be held on September 23, and the reading workshop on October 27, in both cases at 6:00 p.m. in an online format.
  • Workshop on “Secrets of the hammam

    September 23, 20217:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.
    3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. You may pay for registration through our website (in the information section on each workshop) or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit card).
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday, September 23, we will be resuming our workshops to learn about history and archeology in a fun and dynamic way, with the help of SextoMario. This time we will be delving into the world of the hammam. Sign up now.
    In the spirit of our workshops, and hoping to reflect as many themes as possible in the culture of Al-Andalus, we will be entering the world of the hammam. We will get a closer look at its classical legacy, its unique features, and some of the examples from Al-Andalus that can still be found today. We will also learn about the purpose of a hammam, the different types that existed, and more...And to illustrate the topic we will be making some simple soaps that those attending can take home as a souvenir.

    The materials required for this activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for use by one individual alone. Space is limited due to the health situation, and you will be required to wear a face mask in order to attend the workshop.