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Star Cluster Pleiades in Folklore and Literature

By | 2018-09-08T01:57:39+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

A Brief Story of Hip-Hop Music

By | 2018-06-28T14:59:40+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

Hip-hop is a culture born from the ashes of disco and the development of funk. During the early 70s, many funk groups began playing disco because at the time it was the latest trend. Drawing from disco production techniques, funk music started to become technology [...]

A Brief Story of Electronic Music

By | 2018-05-14T04:06:06+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

In the year 1906, in the small town of Brant Rock, Massachusetts, esteemed inventor Reginald Fessenden altered the events of human history and began a new outlet for music utilizing a brand new technology: the radio. Fessenden successfully broadcasted the song “Largo” by Handels and [...]

The Origins Of Theatre And The Cultural Evolution

By | 2018-05-08T12:11:39+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , , , |

The origin of theatre can be traced back to 8500 BCE when rituals, tribal dances, and rites of passage served as special kinds of human interactions created to represent, celebrate, and make sense of our lives and surroundings. Ritual performances included music, dance, chanting, and [...]

Trance Music: A Brief History

By | 2018-06-01T02:54:20+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , |

Trance music is a form of dance music characterized by an emphasis on synthesized melodies and house style electronic 4/4 beats. Trance tracks are usually based around heavily quantized melodies, with a hypnotic and often repetitive feel (hence the name). Common sounds heard in trance [...]

Why is Music Important to Our Lives?

By | 2018-06-13T22:35:14+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , |

It’s a question which makes us dig deeper into who we are. “ Why is music important to human beings?” Maybe it’s just like breathing. Although music is an art form, it’s so much more than that. It reaches places where no ordinary mode of [...]