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Holy Songs - Vibrant Nigerian Gospel Songs

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Holy Songs - Vibrant Nigerian Gospel Songs

The first song is called “Igwe”. God Almighty who does good, God whom I am proud of, Igwe, Igwe, Only You are God. Our next song is “Great and Mighty”. Great and Mighty are You Jesus, Glory to the Lamb of God. Lord we lift our hands in worship. We magnify Your Holy Name. Our last song “By and By” is a lively Reggae Gospel. Send the Light, send the Light. Oh, Lord Jehovah. Send the Light into my soul.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-28   3104 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-28

Spiritual Influence on Japanese Architecture and Garden Designs

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Spiritual Influence on Japanese Architecture and Garden Designs

The traditional architecture of a country reflects its unique culture, and even spiritual attainment to a certain degree. As early as the Yayoi period (300 BC - 300 AD), the ancient Japanese constructed storage houses called Kura, as Buddhism grew in popularity, Kura evolved into large - scale Buddhist temples. One of the most unique features of Japanese architecture is Gassho - Zukuri, a roof resembling Buddhist praying hands pointed to the sky. Japanese architecture is strongly influenced by Zen ideology and there is great emphasis on integrating nature into building designs. Influenced by Zen Buddhist teachings of peace and simplicity, the Japanese people love their living space clean, uncluttered, and in order.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-06   2361 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-06

Celebrating the Traditions of Southern China’s Ethnic Groups, Part 2 of 2

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Celebrating the Traditions of Southern China’s Ethnic Groups, Part 2 of 2

In this landscape of green mountains and clear rivers, apart from the heavenly chorus of the Dong people, the folk songs of the Zhuang and Yao ethnic groups are also well known. March 3rd of the lunar calendar is the date of one of the most splendid traditional festivals for the Zhuang ethnic group. On this day, men and women as well as children and the elderly costumes to participate in the Folk Song Fair of the Double Third Festival. Through songs, they pray for favorable weather as well as pay tribute to their ancestors and the gods. Zhuang villages are known as “the sea of songs.” Zhuang singers are all masters of language. They converse with each other through songs and express their hearts by singing.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-07   3520 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-07

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   589 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-09

Celebrating the Traditions of Southern China’s Ethnic Groups, Part 1 of 2

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Celebrating the Traditions of Southern China’s Ethnic Groups, Part 1 of 2

Originating in Chain’s Spring and Autumn as well as the Waring States periods, the Dong Grand Song is a homophonic, ancient Dong folk chorus without accompaniment. One of its features is the imitation of sounds found in nature. The Dong do not have a written language. Since olden times, their folklore, history and song lyrics have all been passed on through oral transmission. There is a saying among the Dong tribes, “Rice nourishes the body; song nourish the heart.” For the Dong people, songs play a significant role in their lives; it is how they express their hearts and culture.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-04   3225 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-04

The Beautiful Wodaabe People of Africa

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The Beautiful Wodaabe People of Africa

Capture the unique enchanting traditions of the remarkable Wodaabe people of Africa, the largest nomadic ethnic group on earth. The gentle Wodaabe people often migrate in search of resources and trading opportunities. On average, the group move every three days. The Wodaabe adhere to the Islamic faith but also believe in the existence of spirits that reside in the natural environment, such as forests, rivers, mountains and oceans. The Wodaabe observe a strict code of conduct, designed to help guide the behavior of community members. May the Divine protect the beautiful Wodaddbe people of Africa.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-24   3161 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-24

Holy Songs – Ethereal Indian Spiritual Songs

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Holy Songs – Ethereal Indian Spiritual 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. In a sense, these blessed singers and songwriters are the messengers of God helping deliver sacred messages in all musical genres. Supreme Master Ching Hai once expressed the following praise for these artists: 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 vocal. Because in Heaven, everything is so glorious and beyond imagination — full of Divine light and celestial sounds of music.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-02-26   3369 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-02-26

Holy Songs - Blessings of Ireland

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Holy Songs - Blessings of Ireland

In today's show, we are privileged to introduce to you three lrish songs. Our first song is "Be Thou My vision," an 8th century lrish hymn sung to the music of lrish folk song "Slane." Our next song is called "Between the Master and I" sung in Gaelic and English by Katie McMahon, an acclaimed lrish singer at the loving the Silent Tears concert in 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the California, USA. Our last song is based on a famous lrish Blessing for travelers, "May the Road Rise to Meet You."
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-30   2483 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-30

Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 1 of 3

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Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 1 of 3

In July of 1991, the first Spiritual Songwriting Festival was held in Hsihu, Taiwan (Formosa). And expressed Our Association members’ immense joy on the spiritual path with earnest hope of returning Home. With Master as the main judge; the top three songs were chosen among more than 20 attendants. The awards also included the Best Lyrics, Best Composition, Best Performance as well as four additional special Awards given by Master. All the winners received an extremely precious reproduction of one of Master’s paintings signed by Master, to their great delight.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-07   1418 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-07

The Mapuche: The People of the Earth, Part 2 of 2

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The Mapuche: The People of the Earth, Part 2 of 2

As we continue our exploration of the Mapuche people in Chile and Argentina. The Mapuche traditionally lived in houses called rukas. The rukas were made of local materials. Like most aspects of their culture, music, singing and dance reflect the Mapuchen world view that they exist to live in harmony with everything around them- the earth, plants, animals and neighbors near and far. Many of the dances imitate and honor the animals that inhabit their environment. Let’s look at one of the more uplifting traditional dances.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-04-13   3281 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-04-13

The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 1 of 2

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The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 1 of 2

Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, a country with over 4,000 years of rich culture and tradition. The original inhabitants of Âu Lạc were called Lạc Viêt, and the country name was Văn Lang. According to legend, the primordial ancestors of Văn Lang were Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ, who belonged to the Dragon and Fairy lineage, respectively; In primeval times, Âu Lạc (Vietnam) was protected by a Dragon King Lạc Long Quân & Fairy Princess Âu Cơ. It is on this sacred land, the celestial affinity between the two benevolent beings has become a famous and significant legend.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-23   1368 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-23

First Nations PowWow = Energy, Colour and Spirit!

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First Nations PowWow = Energy, Colour and Spirit!

And that’s how I was taught as a dancer: that when I’m making my own regalia, that I’m praying to the Creator that whatever I’m wearing will strengthen me while I’m dancing, strengthen me for the people I pray for. But most of all, strengthen myself for what my mother brought to me from her side of the family. Part of being a dancer is we really have to become humble. And that’s how we get the connection between Mother Earth and the Heavenly skies. And the only way I can explain it to you is, it’s kind of like an electric vibration…
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-12-13   2327 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-12-13

Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 2 of 2

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Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 2 of 2

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. In a sense, these blessed singers and songwriters are the messengers of God helping deliver sacred messages in all musical genres. On today’s program, we are featuring modern Christian songs that uplift our souls to places of deep gratitude and contemplation, performed by artists inspired be the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-17   2357 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-17

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   2087 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-21

The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 2 of 2

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The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 2 of 2

The harmonious country of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) was born out of a magical relationship closely associated with the legend of the Children of the Fairy Queen and Dragon King. Once upon a time, the noble roots of Lạc Long Quân from the Dragon Deity lineage and Âu Cơ who belong to the Fairy lineage. They were an instant match and the love flourished between the two magnificent beings. Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ were soon married. Queen Âu Cơ was expecting, when the time came, she miraculously gave birth to a pouch of one hundred eggs. God turned the eggs into a hundred sons. One day Lạc Long Quân said to Âu Cơ: Our races are different like water and fire, difficult to stay together forever. I’ll take 50 children to the water to safeguard different places; you bring 50 children to govern on various lands. We will always love one another and will never forget each other.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-24   1399 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-24

Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 1 of 2

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Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 1 of 2

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. On today’s program of Christian spiritual songs. Let’s start with an absolutely exquisite voice coming from 13-year-old soprano Aksel Rykkvin of Norway. “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.” Let’s continue our sacred journey with a world-famous spiritual song “Ave Maria.” For our last song, “Let the Bright Seraphim.”
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-15   2342 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-15

Reflective Korean Buddhist Melodies

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Reflective Korean Buddhist Melodies

Buddhism has been a part of Korean culture for over 2,000 years and its deep influence is evident in Korea’s magnificent temples, paintings, literature, statues of great Buddha and Bodhisattvas, and non-violent vegan temple food. In addition, Buddhism has enriched the songs and instrumental music of Korea. Buddhist prayer chants have long been played as offerings at traditional sacred ceremonies. Buddha’s enlightened teachings such as detachment, letting go and compassion have also inspired many modern-day musicians. On today’s program, we’re excited to present three contemporary Buddhist songs. The first is “When the Wind Comes”. Our next pieces are “ An Amazing Lotus Flower”, “The Waiting Heart”.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-16   2664 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-16

The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 1 of 2

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The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 1 of 2

Au Lac (Vietnam), with civilizations spanning more than 4,000 years, is rich in beautiful, age-old traditional cultures. This charming land is home to 54 ethnic groups. The Rade people, one of the 54 ethnic groups living in Au Lac (Vietnam), have preserved many beautiful traditions and unique cultural values over the centuries. The Rade were originally people of the sea, who migrated to Central Au Lac thousands of years ago from Malaysia and the Pacific Islands. The images of the river wharf and the boat are still deeply ingrained in their souls and have become an integral part of their daily lives.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-16   1460 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-16

Living a Balanced Life: The Spiritual Qom People of Argentina

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Living a Balanced Life: The Spiritual Qom People of Argentina

The Qom believe that the Creator is the Ultimate Giver, and that all of creation has invisible spiritual beings as caretakers. Each “vital space,” that is, each forest, swamp, river, and grassland-and each animal, fruit, or plant to be harvested - has a spiritual guardian. On the land(Gran Chaco), there is a spirit that takes care of the land, takes care of the animals, lives in the water and takes care. To the Qom people, life depends on maintaining a balance and peaceful harmony with all the created world, including with the spiritual guardians.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-05   3178 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-05

Within the Australian Aboriginal Culture and Spirituality, Part 1 of 2: Muru Mittigar, A Place of Connection

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Within the Australian Aboriginal Culture and Spirituality, Part 1 of 2: Muru Mittigar, A Place of Connection

A highly valued service of Muru Mittigar is how it weaves a powerful sense of connection, community, culture, and identity within the Aboriginal community. To average people it is very important because it is who we are, what we do. Culture is a very good part of our identity, so we have to stay connected with our culture. So when we do, these laws, three simple laws: respect each other, respect the animals, and respect the land, gave us a spiritual connection to everything.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-01-17   2911 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-01-17
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