through the power of language
Flamenco Queer: La mariquita se peina
Flamenco Queer is a small collective based in Barcelona, Spain, aiming to bring the richness of Flamenco to queer spaces. Founded by guitarist Jero Férec and dancer Rubén Heras, they collaborate with singers, ballroom dancers, drag queens and videographers to create their art. This weekend, they travelled to an artist’s convent in Berga, northern Catalonia, to start work on their first music video.
Tsakonika: The Race to save an Ancient Language
In a remote corner of Arcadia, Southern Greece, a handful of people speak the oldest living descendent of the language of the Ancient Spartans: Tsakonika. However, the pressures of the modern world have meant that this language is highly endangered. As the last generation of speakers reaches retirement age, there is a real risk that the language could die out. Panos Marneris and Eleni Manou are language activists, who dedicate their lives to keeping their beloved language alive. As they turn to the internet and social media to try and spread the message of Tsakonika to its people, the question remains: is it too late to keep an ancient language alive?