Programme of the Language Fair

The Language Fair will take place on the 19th of October at FÁBRICA DE CULTURA (old textile factory) in Minde (Portugal). 11 communities from all over Europe will participate in the Language Fair with 30-minute cultural performances in their native languages and exhibition stands. 

Photos of the Language Fair


10:30Official opening of the Language Fair
11:30Film screenings (until 14:00)
12:00Minderico (Portugal)
Theater performance by students of Escola E.B.2/3 Minde
14:00Ladin (Dolomites, North Italy)
“The Ladin ethnical project” (music performance)
14:40Fala (Extremadura, Spain)
“Vamus a collel algodón… pero antis vamus a cazal lagartus” (theater performance) by Grupu de Teatru U Lagartu Cómicu of Asociación cultural U Lagartu Verdi
15:20Breton (Brittany, France)
Poetry reading by Lan TangiWelsh (Wales, UK)
Folk songs by Lleuwen Steffan 
16:00Ladino (Bosnia)
“Saved by Language” (documentary film directed and produced by Susanna Zaraysky, Bryan Kirschen and Elad Wexler)
16:40Istro-Romanian (Croatia)
“Starinska Knta” (a capella old-style singing) – music played on “cindra” (traditional stringed instrument)by folklore group “Zheyanski kntaduri” from Žejane;
Music played on “sopile” (ancient traditional woodwind instrument) by folklore society “Ivan Fonović Zlatela” from Kršan
17:20Aromanian (Romania)
Traditional Aromanian songs by Florentina Costea 
18:00Friulian (Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Italy)
JNK – Oltri la ultime frontiere / JNK – Beyond the last frontier
Music, minorities and more  
By Agjenzie Regjonâl pe Lenghe Furlane
18:40Ligurian (Liguria, Italy)
Traditional songs with a touch of modernity
Poetry reading
19:20Minderico (Portugal)
“O ilhéu da borboleta” (performance directed by Maria Gameiro, Pedro Fernandes and Tiago Rodrigues) 
Performance of Charales Chorus
Yo m’enamori by Paul Ben-Haim (Ladino)
Al pasar por Casablanca arranged by Moshe Zorman (Ladino)
Menízias da nossa terruja (Minderico) [from Mantas da nossa terra by José da Silva] 

Exhibition Stands

Laz (Turkey)
Minderico (Minde)
Ligurian (Italy) 
Istro-Romanian (Croatia) 

During the Language Fair there will also be an exhibition about minority / endangered languages in Europe created by the students of Escola E.B. 2/3 Minde.

The programme of the Endangered Languages Music Festival is available here; the programme of the conference can be consulted here.