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Fela Kuti – The Father of Afrobeat Music

By |2020-03-19T16:19:16+03:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. At the height of his popularity, Fela Kuti was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music [...]

An Introduction to Fantastic Art

By |2020-02-16T02:16:02+03:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fantastic art is a broad and loosely defined art genre. It is not restricted to a specific school of artists, geographical location or historical period. Fantastic art can be characterized by subject matter ā€“ which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events ā€“ [...]

Origami: The Art of Paper Folding

By |2019-12-24T01:50:54+03:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet [...]

Pablo Amaringo – A Shaman Visionary Artist

By |2019-12-22T03:02:48+03:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Pablo Amaringo was a Peruvian artist, renowned for his intricate, colorful depictions of his visions from drinking the entheogenic plant brew ayahuasca. Pablo Amaringo was first brought to the West's attention by Dennis McKenna and Luis Eduardo Luna, who met Pablo in Pucallpa while traveling [...]

Sitar: An Indian Plucked Stringed Instrument

By |2019-10-09T03:29:59+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , |

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th [...]

An Introduction to Fractal Art

By |2019-07-17T03:23:39+03:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of [...]

An Introduction to Concrete Art

By |2019-06-26T17:02:00+03:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Concrete art was an art movement with a strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction. The term was first formulated by Theo van Doesburg and was then used by him in 1930 to define the difference between his vision of art and that of other abstract artists [...]

The British Invasion: From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones

By |2019-06-24T05:14:44+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop [...]

An Introduction to Op Art (Optical Art)

By |2019-04-30T03:32:36+03:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better-known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, [...]

All About Chill Out Music

By |2019-04-17T16:36:19+03:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chill out music is a loosely defined form of popular music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods. The definition of "chill out music" has evolved throughout the decades, and generally refers to anything that might be identified as a modern type of easy listening. [...]