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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
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-14   1352 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-14

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
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-09-11   701 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-09-11

Children of the Forest: Central Africa's Baka and Mbuti Peoples

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Children of the Forest: Central Africa's Baka and Mbuti Peoples

Both the Baka and the Mbuti see the forest as their spiritual father and mother. They are a semi-nomadic group who have historically lived by foraging in the forest to supply all their needs. Whether Mbuti or Baka, everyone participates in the making of music as part of their every day interaction with others in their community and the forest. The Mbuti are categorized as a peaceful society for se
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-10-09   433 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-10-09

Bribris-indigenous of Costa Rica

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Bribris-indigenous of Costa Rica

The proud Bribri cultural legacy passes from one generation to the next through an oral tradition. This indigenous group has a strong bond with Mother Earth. Their language is called Bribri, which approximately 60% of the residents of the Talamanca Bribri Indigenous Reserve speak. Within the Bribri, people belong to different clans, and membership is based on the clan affiliation of one’s mother.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-12-11   406 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-12-11

Holy Songs - Christmas Songs

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Holy Songs - Christmas Songs

Since ancient times, humans have expressed their love and longing for God through singing and music. In today’s show, we would like to present a few holy songs as a dedication to this beloved Enlightened Master. Our first song is called “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” performed by !Audacious Band from !Audacious Church, Manchester. Our next song is “Oh How I Love Jesus” performed by Upper Room Churc
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-12-25   1081 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-12-25

Zaouli: Côte d'Ivoire's Mesmerizing Mask Dance

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Zaouli: Côte d'Ivoire's Mesmerizing Mask Dance

Dance is an integral part of the African culture, and today we are delighted to share with you a very exceptional and unique dance form from West Africa. Zaouli is regarded as a homage to feminine beauty. The dance was created in the 1950s by the Gouro, an ethnic group in the midwestern part of Côte d’Ivoire, with each Gouro village having a prized Zaouli dancer. The dance and accompanying music w
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-08   682 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-08

The Open House Culture of Malaysia

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The Open House Culture of Malaysia

Fully embracing their multi-culture identity, Malaysians have a unique custom called, “open house,” which means during important cultural and religious festivals, they would open their houses to welcome not only friends and families, but also strangers. Through feasting and chatting together, cultural barriers are broken and new friendships are formed. Though 60% of the population are Muslims, nat
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-17   447 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-17

Holy Songs: Joyful Bangladeshi Melodies

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Holy Songs: Joyful Bangladeshi Melodies

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 today’s show, we are delighted to share with you three Buddhist Songs from Bangladesh. The first song is called “Lumbini Kanon,” which praises the Lord Buddha. “Lumbini Kanon is a flower. The name is Buddha. In the s
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-22   575 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-22

The Timeless Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

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The Timeless Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prominent architects in American history. During his lifetime, he designed over 1,000 structures, including churches, schools, museums, and residential houses, eight of which were acknowledged as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in July 2019. Mr. Wright is recognized as “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects. His desi
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-29   543 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-29

Traditional Musical Instrutment: The Ukrainian Bandura

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Traditional Musical Instrutment: The Ukrainian Bandura

The Bandura was believed to be a companion of humanity, producing heavenly reverberations to comfort our souls in this material world. This exceptional instrument originates from the spiritual culture of the ancient Sumero-Akkadian civilization. The Akkadians played early versions of the Bandura in their religious events as well as in festivities and for entertainment. Later, the charming instrume
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-04   735 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-04

Holy Songs: Uplifting Ethiopian Songs

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Holy Songs: Uplifting Ethiopian Songs

Ethiopia is one of the world’s oldest countries. In today’s show, we are delighted to share with you three Ethiopian worship songs in Amharic. The First song is called, “Holy Spirit,” performed by Zuriyash Tsega W/Tensai and Samuel T Michael. The song expresses one’s deep longing for the radiant presence of the Holy Spirit. Our next song is “Igziabeher’s Peace” composed by Mesfin Gutu, and perform
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-12   647 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-12

The Proud Kalinago of Dominica

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The Proud Kalinago of Dominica

The Kalinago, previously known as the Caribs, are a proudly independent group of people who emigrated from South America to the Caribbean islands around the 13th century. Their skills as boat builders and sailors helped them expand their territory so that by the time the Spanish arrived two centuries later, they were the dominant culture on the islands. Today, most of the remaining 3,500 or so Kal
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-19   1179 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-19

Traditonal Musical Instrument: Taiko - The Heartbeat of Japan

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Traditonal Musical Instrument: Taiko - The Heartbeat of Japan

In Japanese “Taiko” means the “great drum.” For generations, the method of taiko playing has been taught and passed on by grand masters. In varying shapes and sizes, taiko drums have long been a part of Japanese cultural, religious, and musical traditions. The art of taiko drumming is known for its tightly choreographed movements similar to martial arts. The instrument’s fluid, powerful, and rhyth
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-26   564 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-26

The Tradition of Respecting the Elderly, Part 1 of 2

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The Tradition of Respecting the Elderly, Part 1 of 2

In this 2-part program, we celebrate the cultural traditions of respecting elders around the world across various religions. In Asian societies, honoring elders is one of the fundamental principles. For example, in the Chinese culture, there is a saying, “among hundreds of moral behaviors, the virtue of being filial comes first” The long tradition of Filial Virtue or Filial Piety is considered the
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-04   285 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-04

The Tradition of Respecting the Elderly, Part 2 of 2

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The Tradition of Respecting the Elderly, Part 2 of 2

Senior citizens are an invaluable source of precious wisdom and provide us with love, understanding, and advice whenever we are in need. In Greek culture, elders are associated with wisdom and closeness to God. In ancient times, sages and oracles were mostly associated with the wise older men and women. It was noted in the history of ancient Sparta that politeness for elders was customary. In Anci
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-11   356 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-11

The Waorani People – Pioneers and Protectors of the Amazon

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The Waorani People – Pioneers and Protectors of the Amazon

Ecuador hosts a portion of the magnificent Amazon rainforest and is also home to the native Waorani people, also known as the Huaorani, Waodani, or the Waos. Like other indigenous tribes across the globe, the Waorani have a symbiotic relationship with the natural environment. The forest is their beloved space, and they rely on nature for sustenance, water, safety, emotional fulfillment, and comfor
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-18   350 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-18

Bulgarian Folk Melodies: Harmonies of the Soul, Part 1 of 2

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Bulgarian Folk Melodies: Harmonies of the Soul, Part 1 of 2

Since ancient times, singing has been mainly a female attribute in Bulgaria, while men mostly serve as instrumentalists. The powerful resonance, range, texture, and its penetrating quality are the most distinct characteristics of the Bulgarian voice. The songs are mostly traditional folk ballads, with the lyrics emphasizing people’s everyday feelings and lives. This simple, yet “straight from the
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-25   465 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-25

Bulgarian Folk Melodies: Harmonies of the Soul, Part 2 of 2

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Bulgarian Folk Melodies: Harmonies of the Soul, Part 2 of 2

An artistic people, Bulgarians hope to better the world through music and dance. Thus, it’s no wonder that Bulgarian folk singing is recognized as a national treasure. Now Let's hear a famous traditional folk song called “Dilmano Dilbero,” performed by Le Mystѐre des Voix Bulgares, or The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices. A major aspect of Bulgarian folklore is the fact that its music and song Lyri
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-01   819 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-01

Traditional Musical Instrument: The Delightful European Recorder

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Traditional Musical Instrument: The Delightful European Recorder

The recorder sings, excites, and soothes across the ranges of the upper musical spectrum. Historical mentions of the recorder, a member of the woodwind family, began to appear during the Renaissance in the 16th century. After a quiet interlude spanning several decades, the recorder was brought back into the mainstream at the end of the 19th century by certain virtuoso players such as Frans Brüggen
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-08   311 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-08

El Salvador’s Indigenous Peoples – Jewels of the Nation

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El Salvador’s Indigenous Peoples – Jewels of the Nation

EI Salvador is in Central America and has the Pacific Ocean to the west, Guatemala to the north, and Honduras to the east. The Pipil people, who are the predominant indigenous group in the country, refer to their territory in Western EI Salvador as Cuscatlán, meaning “The Place of Jewel Necklaces.” Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to visit this exquisite nation will agree that it is a land
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-15   394 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-15
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