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Culture June 2013

Film – The patience stone

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  The young woman talks to the man. He is motionless, he doesn’t answer. He can’t. He has been wounded in a fight with a bullet in his neck and is now in a coma. The woman, his wife, has been assisting him for weeks. Healing him as she can and following the mullah’s advice,…

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Music – Tcheka, batuque revisited

World music has become, during the years, a label used for artists with sometimes little in common, except that they don’t belong to mainstream western music genres. It might seem strange that this word fits (as it does) an artist that is actually part of a mainstream tradition – barely known by Westerners. Tcheka (whose…

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Mexico – “When the moon taught us to weave”

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  “In the beginning of the world the moon climbed into a tree. And there – runs a Mexican legend – it began to weave and embroider”. This is the ancient taste of the cloth. Hands move rapidly across the loom, repeating gestures that have been performed every day from time immemorial. Doña Yolanda smiles;…

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The African Harp – mystery and mystique

The African harp with its thousand sounds and uses takes the listener into the magical world of the music of the African continent. Whether large or small, the African harp almost always carries within itself a fundamental paradox: It is both simple and complex. The strings of the African harp, intended first of all to…

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Advocacy

Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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Baobab

The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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