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INDIAN CLASSICAL AND FOLK DANCES

Dance and song, features heavily in Indian cinema (so-called “Bollywood” films). Folk dances and plays in India, retain significance in rural areas, as the expression of the daily work and rituals of village communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsfi_DyUlj8 The origins of dance in India, go back into the ancient times. The Vedas integrate rituals with performance arts, where not only praises to gods ...

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FROM THE CAMERATA FIORENTINA, TO THE LYRIC OPERA – Florence and its musical nuances

The Florentines are many music venues: Teatro Comunale and Teatro Verdi, Teatro della Pergola (which organizes concerts of classical music), the Nelson Mandela Forum (venue for concerts, particularly rock music), Saschall (Theatre-former tent), which hosts concerts of pop and rock. Not to forget, the Parco della Musica (which from 2014 hosts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) http://www.operadifirenze.it/stagione/80-mmf-2/ During the mid-twentieth century, ...

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I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

By the soundtrack by the Lolita’s film, “I’m in the mood for love”, an song written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, performed by Vera Lynn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGj9GhjZhSE, other versions are those of Rod Stewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXk4QWg4aI4, Louis Armostrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri2CkhAKW1E and Barbra Streisand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLtIP63KXv0: I’m in the mood for love simply because you’re near me. Funny, but when you’re near me I’m ...

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WHEN MUSIC CAN TELL

The lyrics of this song is about unrequited love, tells you about the loss of a loved one. The element is predominant throughout the song, which is dotted with thematically related words (shore and depths, the ocean and the waves, currents and sand). Having recalled moments of harmony (metaphorically swimming lived together in the same sea, above the dark abyss ...

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IN CONSTANT SORROW – Things have changed, for that forever young man

Man of Constant Sorrow – In constant sorrow through his days, I am a man of constant sorrow. I’ve seen trouble all my day. I bid farewell to old Kentucky The place where I was born and raised, the place where he was born and raised. For six long years I’ve been in trouble. No pleasures here on earth I ...

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FUEL FOR THE CONTEMPORARY POPULAR CULTURE – EMP, The Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture

It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000, as the Experience Music Project. The Museum of Pop Culture, is a nonprofit museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. The EMP museum has organized dozens of exhibits, across the US and internationally. http://www.empmuseum.org/ For music lovers, Seattle means Nirvana. While parents discover the history of rock, children can become rock ...

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INTERPRETING THE MOOD OF A WHOLE GENERATION – Nirvana, the most representative group of the grunge movement

Though the band dissolved in 1994, their music continues to inspire and influence modern rock. Went through a succession of drummers (the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. Has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Nirvana http://www.nirvana.com/ was an rock band formed by singer and guitarist ...

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SHADES OF CHINESE MUSIC

Through movement everything manifests. Life starts with sound, and sound creates movement. Inner Musical Landscapes is our musical proposal, that invites you to travel into your moods. Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com an inspiration to relax into your inner presence, through heedful listening of the musicians and lands, also when you’re traveling in China. Guzheng / Breathing by Chang Jing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFflVnt4OS4   ...

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YORKSHIRE’S MUSICAL LANDSCAPES / FREDERICK DELIUS

Vitruvian Man created by Leonardo da Vinci is a design, where a man in two overlapped positions (with arms and legs spread wide), is inscribed in a circle and a square. https://leonardodavinci.stanford.edu/submissions/clabaugh/history/leonardo.html Throughout the centuries, that image has become a cultural icon. Perfectly proportioned, the symmetry of the human anatomy is correlated with the symmetry of the universe. That man ...

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THE BRADFORD’S BAD BOY – Zayn Malik, waiting for One Direction

Through movement everything manifests. Life starts with sound, and sound creates movement. Inner Musical Landscapes is our musical proposal, that invites you to travel into your moods. Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com an inspiration to relax into your inner presence, through heedful listening of the musicians and lands where you’re traveling, also in Yorkshire. Primarily R&B, hip hop, and reggae in his ...

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