Catalan Artists Release Song for Peace in Venezuela

FTS News Bits | Artists from the Catalan Countries have come together to release a song called ‘Veneçuela Vol Pau’ or ‘Venezuela wants peace’.  

Michitsuna no Haha (935-995) and Japanese female literature

Michitsuna no Haha (935-995) and Japanese female literature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in 935 and she passed away in 995. Her writings, or diaries of truth and lament, highlight the trials and tribulations that she faced during her time on this earth. Indeed,...

‘One Child Nation’: How Nanfu Wang Defied China to Expose Its Dark Side

Chris O’Falt Appeared on the net on Feb 2, 2019 12:00 pm  @cofalt “One Child Nation” director Nanfu Wang Yuanchen Liu When Nanfu Wang was still a graduate student at NYU film school, she returned to China – where she was born and lived until her mid-twenties – to film human rights activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a. Hooligan Sparrow), as she was chased and harassed...

Confronting Conflict with Creativity

From Chapel Hill to Democratic Republic of Congo, music professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko empowers students to come together and use creativity as a touchstone for social change. photo courtesy of Alkebu Film Productions As part of Yole!Africa, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko helps youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo use creativity to tell their experiences of conflict. Here, Ndaliko gives instructions...

Nonkilling Arts Research Committee Letter: Vol. 3, N. 2 (Mar-Apr 2019)

Bimestrially sent from our site: Nonkilling.org. “Nonkilling art explores the spirit and practice of how to prevent, respond to, and to improve individual, social, and global well-being beyond killing.” —Glenn D. Paige Dear NKARC members and friends,Thank you for your thoughtful contributions on Nonkilling Arts and the material you have pointed to me.  These are eclectic and inspirational. My contributions this...

Intellectual flowers flourish at Tokyo’s most iconic station

From 5th to 11th March 2019, more than 2 million passengers who pass through the Shibuya Station in Tokyo will see the detailed floral paintings of Lida Sherafatmand, who depicts identity, nationalism, and corruption as part of the main international social concerns of today. This Iranian-born artist with international recognition dissects with these pictorial works how a national identity is...

Banksy finally goes to court to stop unauthorised merchandising, despite saying copyright is for losers

Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London Copyright is for losers – or so Banksy once claimed. But the days of the mysterious artist’s dislike for intellectual property now appear to be long gone, as he has recently won a case of unauthorised merchandising in Italy. The unauthorised copying of Banksy works is widespread – a stroll through London’s popular markets...

“Making that album was like a cleansing” By: Michiel van Oosterhout

He taught singer Bobby Brown African lullabies and saw Richie Havens perform his anthem ‘Freedom’ at the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. Long before Wasswa Birigwa became a household name in Ugandan business and politics, he was a celebrated musician both in his home country and the United States. In the early 1970’s he released an Afro-American folk jazz album...

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