South Africa: Jonas Gwangwa – The political musician

That was the first of several firsts. Gwangwa was co-copyist for the first all-black South African stage musical, King Kong, travelling with the show to London and starting a lifelong love affair with the stage musical format: Words, action, and music! I became fascinated with just how you … put all those pieces together. Seven curtain calls London contacts helped Gwangwa...

Film Review | This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Shot on location in his native Lesotho, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s story of an elderly woman’s pious journey of reclamation in the face of displacement has its sights set on the Oscars. By: Sekese Rasephei Undated: A scene from This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, a film by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese that has made history as Lesotho’s first official submission to...

Remembering Beethoven – a Genius with a Disability By Heike Kuhn

BONN, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) – Do you recognize this man? You do, of course. It is the silhouette of Beethoven, the famous composer and pianist‎, well known all over the world. The year 2020 marks his 250th anniversary and the UN city of Bonn, Germany is very proud of its famous son, born here, next to the river Rhine. The...

THE ROAD TO KINDNESS: ENCOURAGING GREATER GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT IN AN OVERLY COMPETITIVE WORLD

The habit of comparing ourselves (and being compared) to others is not restricted to the world of music. Starting shortly after birth, our physical attributes, talents, and achievements are constantly compared to those of our peers. The age at which first words are spoken and first steps are taken can be a tremendous source of pride for parents, but often only...

Films and Society

The American film industry is known as Hollywood. Its films, actors, directors are famous all over the world. Hindi films from India are also are appreciated in many countries. Some of its songs for example Aawara Hoon (Being a vagabond) were sung world wide. Copying from the well known American name, the Hindi film industry became known as Bollywood. There are other language films being produced in...

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