Ravi Shankar, godfather of world music, a century after his birth

One hundred years after the birth of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, his meditative reinvention of Indian classical raga music has...
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Ravi Shankar, godfather of world music, a century after his birth

Coronavirus in the Middle East: Creativity to help knows no bounds

From mounting death tolls in Italy and the US to fractured responses to the global crisis, there is no shortage...
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Coronavirus in the Middle East: Creativity to help knows no bounds

Lara Downes Explores the Many Resonances in Roots Music

Lara Downes | Credit: Max Barrett In liner notes for her new album, Some of These Days, pianist Lara Downes expresses the 14-track CD’s...
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Lara Downes Explores the Many Resonances in Roots Music

Bay Area Musical Luminaries Plan a Tribute to Hamza El Din

Hamza El Din | Credit: John Werner There were so many right reasons why the tribute to the late Nubian musician Hamza...
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Bay Area Musical Luminaries Plan a Tribute to Hamza El Din

How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’By Jared Bowen, WGBH

Sources: PBS Amid the McCarthy hearings and the launch of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, painter Jacob Lawrence,...
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How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’By Jared Bowen, WGBH

PRÊTE-MOI TON RÊVE: This contemporary art exhibition in Dakar tackles African migration and reframes colonization By Ciku Kimeria

MUSEE DES CIVILISATIONS NOIRES Siriki Ky’s, Têtes précieuses (Precious heads), sculpted bronze heads piled on a regal red pillow, laments...
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PRÊTE-MOI TON RÊVE: This contemporary art exhibition in Dakar tackles African migration and reframes colonization By Ciku Kimeria

Peace March and Rally, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – February 15, 2003 By George Lottermoser

Photography ©2003 Lottermoser
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Peace March and Rally, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – February 15, 2003 By George Lottermoser

Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinader

Appeared on the Spring 2003 , T:AP Quarterly Publication In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people...
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Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinader

THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER ARRIVES IN PARIS — 2/13/20

from Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne. Josephine Baker arrives in Paris and immediately becomes a sensation: "Josephine Baker ... sailed for...
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THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER ARRIVES IN PARIS — 2/13/20

Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

The average child between 6 and l4 years old will see about 11,000 murders. Cartoons are the most violent with...
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Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

Turner Prize Awarded Four Ways after Artists’ Plea to Judges By Mark Brown

All Four Nominees Asked Judges to Recognise ‘Commonality, Multiplicity and Solidarity’ 3 Dec 2019 – All four artists shortlisted for the 2019 Turner prize have been named winners after they came together and made a plea for judges to recognise the causes of “commonality, multiplicity and solidarity”. At a ceremony in Margate on Tuesday evening, Turner prize history was made when Lawrence Abu Hamdan,...

Pop culture: restoring Namibia’s forgotten resistance music

There is a rich history of 20th century music in Namibia that was suppressed and all but erased by political forces. Now an archive project called Stolen Moments – Namibian Music History Untold is restoring it to the public domain. It is a national treasure hunt for the Namibian music culture that wasn’t allowed to flourish during apartheid in Namibia...

Abdellatif Laâbi’s letter to Ashraf Fayadh “Je vis des moments difficiles”

Preface to the French translation of Ashraf Fayadh second collection November 29, 2019 in Non Fiction, Source: The dreaming machine n 5 My dear Ashraf, Though I am not accustomed to this, I would like to start this letter with a quote: “courage is a matter of organization”, as André Malraux used to say. Why is that?  You know that...

A Guantánamo Bay detainee’s drawings show the brutal CIA torture he endured at a secret US-run prison in Thailand By Eliza Relman

A drawing by the Guantánamo Bay prisoner Abu Zubaydah of his torture at a secret CIA prison. Abu Zubaydah, Courtesy Professor Mark P. Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of Law. Abu Zubaydah was captured by US forces after a gun fight in Faisalabad, Pakistan, in March 2002. US officials incorrectly believed the Saudi Arabian citizen was a member of al-Qaida...

One Step at a Time By Tamir Ben Kalifa

In front of her teammates and Israeli peers, Rahel Gebretsadik, a 15-year-old Eritrean immigrant with a petite frame, a shaggy ponytail and an infectious laugh, stood alone on a white wooden box emblazoned with the blue number one. A medal, minted with the menorah from the Arch of Titus, the emblem of the State of Israel, hung around her neck....

CAN LIVE THEATER HELP SPUR CLIMATE ACTION?

This year’s Ojai Playwrights Conference tackled the existential threat of climate change. TOM JACOBSUPDATED:AUG 14, 2019ORIGINAL:AUG 13, 2019 Left to right: actors Robin Gerber and Carl Thelander, with artistic director Robert Egan. (Photo: Peggy Ryan) To get from the Pacific Coast to the idyllic, mountain-surrounded town of Ojai, California, you drive by a series of working oil wells, clearly visible just off...

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