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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Kogi of Colombia – Guardians of the Heart of the World

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The Kogi of Colombia – Guardians of the Heart of the World

In fact, their firm belief is that they are the guardians of the heart of the world. With deep spiritual insight. Seeking to uplift global awareness on the vital need to safeguard the environment, the Kogi worked with BBC filmmaker Alan Ereira to make a 1990 film entitled “From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning.” The work’s message is clear - the Kogi are gravely concerned about the future of our planet, and we, their “younger brothers,” must change our ways to protect the Earth.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-23   2500 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-23

The Indian and Pacific Ocean’s Indigenous Peoples: “Small Island Big Song,” Part 1 of 2

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The Indian and Pacific Ocean’s Indigenous Peoples: “Small Island Big Song,” Part 1 of 2

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and to mark the occasion, we are excited to share with you an introduction to an extraordinary album celebrating unity, music and traditional culture. “Small Island Big Song” that unites indigenous island musicians who share an ancient seafaring ancestry across the two oceans. The album was composed and recorded in nature, on the artists’ custodial land, with all songs featuring only traditional instruments and lyrics in indigenous languages. Over a hundred musicians from 16 island nations are showcased.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-09   1627 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-09

The Wondrous Guelaguetza of Mexico

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The Wondrous Guelaguetza of Mexico

Guelaguetza represents the longstanding, great occasion where native Oaxacans worshipped the ancient goddess of maize “Xilonen.” In order to pray for a bountiful harvest in the coming months, the people would gather and hold ceremonies and rituals. The modern-day festival is dedicated to the goddess of maize called “Centeotl”. The word “Guelaguetza” comes from a Zapotec term meaning “reciprocal exchange of gifts and services.” In other words, it is an event celebrating the spirit of sharing and giving, which is what makes a family, community, and county strong.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-09   3460 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-09

Holy Songs: Mystic Sufi Songs

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Holy Songs: Mystic Sufi Songs

Since ancient times, humans have expressed their love and longing for God through singing and music. These holy songs connect us with the Divine and remind us of our heavenly Home. The artists are able to emulate the heavenly melodies and the beauties from above and try to express them on Earth as much as they can through their physical instrument and vocals. Sufism is a noble and beautiful branch of Islamic faith that is practiced in various regions across the world. Sufism focuses on the inward search for God and spiritual development of the soul. Because of so, Sufism is often referred to as Islamic mysticism. Today, let us enjoy a few devotional songs of Sufism.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-09-11   148 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-09-11

The Indigenous Wayúu of Colombia – Honoring the Feminine

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The Indigenous Wayúu of Colombia – Honoring the Feminine

The word Wayúu means “person” or “people.” They’re Colombia’s largest indigenous ethnic group. The Wayúu live very traditional lives and are known for vibrantly colored weaving patterns and designs. The Wayúu consider Mareiwa to be one of their most important deities. This goddess symbolizes female protection, and woman have an essential position within this culture. In fact, the clans are matrilineal, with the names and lineages passed down through the mothers. The Wayúu woman plays a fundamental role in culture, as the transmitter of culture and a vital part of Wayúu society.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-21   5365 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-21

The Indian and Pacific Ocean’s Indigenous Peoples: “Small Island Big Song,” Part 2 of 2

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The Indian and Pacific Ocean’s Indigenous Peoples: “Small Island Big Song,” Part 2 of 2

The “World Tour 2018” was very impressive with the 39 “Small Island Big Song” concerts garnering over 100,000 attendees. The musician and dance troupe from eight island nations covered 20 cities in 12 countries on four continents! When we looked out at that stage and they were all such strong, proud musicians who are absolutely respected cultural voices and it was so humbling for us to be amongst those people and for them to be standing up on stage and the presence that they bring, because it’s not just them, they’re all representing this lineage, and they’re aware of that, too, when they’re standing there. The respect (they have) for each other.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-14   1053 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-14
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