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Low Lily: Preserving Tradition

Francis James Child, the son of a sail maker, was born in Boston on February 1,1825.  Child attended public school for his primary and secondary education during which time his potential and intelligence was apparent enabling him to continue his education at Harvard – graduating first in his class in 1846 and thus beginning his academic career at Harvard. 338 more words

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Folk Music: In which a frog wants to marry a mouse

Folk Music “authentic” look at people’s hearts. Surrealism, subversive.

I had planned on penning a little discourse on folk music (“real” folk music, played by folks with no teeth and who cannot read music; “real” folk music sung while working in fields to pass the time, “real” folk music that…) and relate it to the Church, but instead I just want to enjoy the subtle subversive, surreal music that is American folk music, especially as curated by Harry Smith in the… 404 more words

More Short and Sweet Commentary from Roy Byer

Roy Byer was a cultural activist and archivist who passed away in 2014.

He was also one of the best commentators on Caribbean and Bajan culture I have ever come across. 240 more words

Caribbean Culture

Beginning of Margahzi Month

Within a week the hill-round-roadway was streaming with pilgrims again! The town had not yet quietened down after Deepam and many stalls were still selling their wares; one day did become a little quieter but then it was all happening again . 383 more words


'Robin Hood: Research Update', Number 2, December 18th, 2014

Robin Hood: An International Hero

Further to my post about the book Robin Hood’s Garland I told you about earlier, I thought that I’d bring to your attention the following finding. 156 more words


Dream Mapping

Yesterday I read the entirety of A Secret Service: Art, Compulsion, Concealment, which is a book exploring 15 different artists and groups whose practices focus on the creation of secret worlds, or the exposure of facts and images. 591 more words


Sachin / Worshiping the Spirit

Bootha Kola  (in Tulu) Theyyam (in Malayalam) is an ancient ritual of spirit worship in Tulunadu and North Kerala. The ritual is spreaded over Mangalore and Udupi districts of Karnataka and Kasaragod, Kannur and Wayanad in northern part of Kerala. 1,052 more words