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Bhagavata Mela: A Classical Indian Dance

By |2019-05-04T04:06:30+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bhagavata Mela is a classical Indian dance that is performed in Tamil Nadu, particularly the Thanjavur area. It is choreographed as an annual Vaishnavism tradition in Melattur and nearby regions and celebrated as a dance-drama performance art. The dance art has roots in a historic [...]

An Introduction to Tango Dance

By |2019-04-12T05:29:20+03:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tango is a popular partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations. [...]

Mayan Maize Myths

By |2019-02-13T04:12:08+03:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like other Mesoamerican people, the traditional Mayas recognize in their staple crop, maize, a vital force with which they strongly identify. This is clearly shown by their mythological traditions. According to the 16th-century Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins have maize plants for alter egos and [...]

The Mysterious Phenomenon of Dancing Plague

By |2019-01-13T05:07:38+03:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dancing mania, also is known as dancing plague, choreomania, St. John's Dance and St. Vitus's Dance was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The [...]

Brief History of Jungle Music

By |2018-11-17T03:42:10+03:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes. The style is characterized by fast tempos (150 to 200 bpm), breakbeats, dub reggae basslines, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples, [...]

A Brief History of Pop Music

By |2018-10-26T15:59:22+03:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular [...]

Star Cluster Pleiades in Folklore and Literature

By |2018-09-08T01:57:39+03:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The high visibility of the star cluster Pleiades in the night sky has guaranteed it a special place in many cultures, both ancient and modern. The heliacal rising of the Pleiades often marks important calendar points for ancient peoples. North Africa (Berber people) The Tuareg [...]

Pele: Hawaiian Goddess of Dance, Fire, and Volcanoes

By |2018-08-05T16:33:26+03:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Lighting up ancient Hawaiian legends, Pele (pronounced peh-leh) the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, dance, and volcanoes is a well-known character. Otherwise known as ka wahine ai honua, the woman who devours the land, Pele’s home is believed to be Halemaumau crater at the summit [...]

A Brief History Of House Music

By |2018-07-26T15:49:45+03:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

The term house music is said to have originated from a Chicago club called The Warehouse, which existed from 1977 to 1983. Clubbers to The Warehouse were primarily black, who came to dance to music played by the club's resident DJ Frankie Knuckles, whom fans [...]

16 Rumi Quotes About Light, Love and Life.

By |2018-07-25T23:27:45+03:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī - also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā and more popularly simply as Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian [...]