Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gastronomic Festival starts this week!

25th to 28th October 2016 @ Impiana Hotel KLCC
6:30pm to 10pm

29th October 2016
12 noon to 3pm
6:30pm to 10pm

Buen provecho!

See you there!

Friday, October 21, 2016

11th Venezuelan Week Officially Opened!

The 11th Venezuelan Week was officially opened and launched yesterday by Higher Education Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching in Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia (ITBM).

HE Manuel Guzman, YB Dr Mary Yap and ITBM's Translation and Training Department head, Siti Rafiah Sulaiman having a quick read of 'Malaysia-Venezuela, an Anthology of Short Stories' involving Malaysian and Venezuelan writers, which have been translated into Malay, Spanish and English.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chef Tamara is back for the Gastronomic Festival!

Combining 20 years of journalism and her passion for cooking, celebrity chef Tamara Rodriguez is a firm believer in general education and has committed herself to lecturing on gastronomy at local universities in Venezuela while actively reaching out to encourage the public to participate in the use of cocoa in cooking.

She also has merged ‘communication with cooking’ by operating her own radio station for her community, a fishing village in Rio Caribe. The radio station airs programmes on cooking, health and communal subjects targeted at helping the villagers cope with the challenges of daily life and a special programme on the preservation of education to benefit the youth. 

Tamara’s roots in local culinary cooking remains deeply entrenched as many of her recipes reflect a legacy of Venezuelan cuisine that has been handed down by her forefathers. Delicious platters with an amalgamation of Spanish, Portuguese, French and Caribbean tastes flavoured with an authentic blend Venezuelan cocoa and spices are Tamara signature in her dishes. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Leonard Jacome will be in Kuala Lumpur!

Harpist, arranger, composer and producer with more than 19 years of experience, Leonard Jacome is one of the Venezuela's most prolific and accomplished harpists.

A true multi-instrumentalist, Jacome who took up cuatro, guitar and acoustic bass before finally found his calling and what he calls as “the owner of my life”, the Venezuelan harp, he formally started studying at Francisco J. Marciales Music School where he studied clarinet and then cuatro, musical theory and solfeggio in 1992.

He has numerous awards representing Venezuela abroad and has toured and performed throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa and Japan.In November 2008, Leonard represented Venezuela at the II World Harp Festival in Paraguay andhe released his first recording in 2009. Under the name Leonard Jácome & his cuerdas bajo presión Empírico, the harpist’s music is characterized for its exotic blend of rhythms, melodies and harmonies form around the world. From a loud joropo to a Paraguayan polka to an afro-Venezuelan drum with an African harp or even a smooth and passionate tango.

Leonard Jacome is now also the Head of the Venezuelan harp Cathedra for the National Orchestra System at Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music. In order to carry forward the education, evolution, research, understanding and spreading of the Venezuelan harp, he designed the first prototype of a Venezuelan electric harp with the help of the renowned harp French manufacturer CAMAC-HARPS. Among the many features, the instrument is made of carbon fibre. Leonard currently studies new ways and advanced harp-playing techniques in favour of the advancement of the instrument within the context of the various music of the world.