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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   1247 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-12-25

Holy Songs - Vibrant Nigerian Gospel Songs

00:21:08

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 so
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-28   8831 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-28

Holy Songs: Mongolian Spiritual Songs

00:24:59

Holy Songs: Mongolian Spiritual Songs

The Mongolian people are devout spiritual seekers. Their sincerity in searching for spiritual elevation is expressed through many songs that praise and worship the Divine. Today, we would like to introduce three of these sacred songs. The first, “Khelkhee Ayalguu,” is a folk song that was performed by M. Saruultugs of the Erdenet Ensemble at the 2nd International Artist Day Celebration concert, “A
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-22   830 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-04-22

Latin American Dance

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Latin American Dance

Latin America is a place with many culturally enriched dances. Stemming from Mexico, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Latin American dances infuse cultural flavour with technical skill to bring exciting performances to audiences worldwide. Modern Latin American dance consists of a wide variety of styles that were formed in separate cities and countries. Some of the dances have
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-08   202 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-08

The Creative Basque People of France and Spain

00:13:44

The Creative Basque People of France and Spain

The Basque Country is a region covering southwest France and northwest Spain that the locals call Euskal Herria, or “Basque speaker.” It is believed that the Basques are descendants of Neolithic farmers who became separated from other European communities due to their geographical isolation. Their land features mountainous terrain, rocky landscapes, coastal lookouts and an abundance of beauty! The
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-12-09   478 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-12-09

Taiwan (Formosa)’s Bunun People – Fascinating Legends, Beautiful Ceremonies

00:15:59

Taiwan (Formosa)’s Bunun People – Fascinating Legends, Beautiful Ceremonies

Among the Austronesian peoples of the world, the Bunun aboriginal group of Taiwan (Formosa) lives at the northernmost and highest point on Earth. They are known as the patron saints of Yushan Mountain, the island's tallest mountain. They have an orally-based culture with no written language, and they are also the ethnic group with the most ceremonies among Taiwan (Formosa)'s aborigines. Today, we
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-11-11   782 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-11-11

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 res
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-06   5732 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-06-06

Holy Songs – Ethereal Indian Spiritual Songs

00:15:16

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 arti
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-02-26   7438 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-02-26

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
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-23   3414 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-23

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.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-16   5105 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-03-16

Traditional Musical Instrument: The Hungarian Cimbalom

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Traditional Musical Instrument: The Hungarian Cimbalom

The cimbalom, an elaborate stringed instrument found mainly in the Central and Eastern European nations, belongs to the dulcimer family and is played by striking metal strings mounted over a trapezoidal soundboard. Associated with the music of the Hungarian Gypsies, the cimbalom is a symbol of Hungary as well as its national instrument. Cimbaloms come in varying sizes, tone groupings, and string a
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-06   177 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-06

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

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   988 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-02-04

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   527 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-03-25

The Arctic’s Resilient Inuit People

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The Arctic’s Resilient Inuit People

The Inuit are a remarkable indigenous community who are considered the world’s northernmost culture. Living above the tree line in the Arctic, this nomadic group needed to develop special skills to survive. One of the most famous and iconic structures made by the Inuit is the igloo, which they developed as a temporary shelter for the long, harsh winters. An igloo is typically made of very h
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-20   218 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-01-20

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 ex
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-09   3905 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-07-09

Crete: Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea

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Crete: Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 160 kilometers south of the Greek mainland, Crete is endowed with mild temperatures, beautiful natural attractions, and an ancient history and culture. Its land mass is made up of varied terrain, ranging from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mount Ida is the tallest peak in this range, and is home to the Ideon Cave, the birthplace of Ze
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-12-30   168 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-12-30

The Spiritual Sámi of Northern Europe

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The Spiritual Sámi of Northern Europe

Today, we present some highlights of the Sámi culture, an indigenous culture present in the northernmost Nordic countries and the Kola Peninsula within the Murmansk Oblast of Russia. Traditionally, the bond between the Sámi and the natural land has been profound and sacred. They have historically lived their lives in accordance with nature. Deeply grounded in the understanding that from the earth
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-10-21   419 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-10-21

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 ar
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-09   2148 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-08-09

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
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-07   6833 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2019-05-07
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