Poetry has a power to inspire change like no other art form by Kate North

Culturally, poetry is used in varied ways. Haikus, for example, juxtapose images of the everyday, while lyric poetry expresses the personal and emotional. Similarly, poets themselves come in a range of guises. Think of the Romantic poet engaging with the sublime, the penniless artist in their garret, the high-brow don, the bard, the soldier on the frontline, the spoken word...

Songs Without Borders (Audio CD)

Songs Without Borders, a project initiated by Professor Johan Galtung and headed by musician Solfrid Molland, is a TRANSCEND project where we use our universal language music to unite people and encourage peace. One of TRANSCEND’s core beliefs is that the creative spirit within all human beings can transcend the forces of contradiction and conflict. Music and the arts thus...

Words of peace and healing through musi

These 15 quotes from musicians and composers show just how music can ease tension, bring people together and inspire change. 1. Leonard Bernstein “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Leonard Bernstein Picture: Getty 2. Aaron Copland “So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet,...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: ‘Resistance is the best way of keeping alive’

The Kenyan author was jailed without trial for a year in 1978 and as his prison memoir is reissued, he discusses the need to resist injustice @kylamarshell Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o believes in the imagination. Perhaps that seems obvious for the decorated Kenyan novelist, scholar and playwright, who’s been publishing for over 50 years. But imagination, and all art, for him,...

CRUZZ Taylor Festival ModaPerf Yaoundé 2017

[KIHU ] Pour dire la Soif,premier à Yaoundé/Cameroun au Festival International de Mouvement, Danse et Performances (MODAPERF2017) ,nous avons boxé la situation et prendre le courage d’affronter les problèmes redoutable,devenu quotidien presque sur toute la planète Terre causé par le manque d’Eau,avec comme objectif que flotte dans le présent, l’avenir d’un véritable Peuple, capable de contrôler leur propre destin et...

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