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Monday Music: Eid Mubarak

Today my Muslim friends are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

I would normally do a special post to mark this event, and share some of the many wonderful Muslim musicians; but I’m recuperating after more than a week of intense activity at the International AIDS Conference and associated events … so I’m just going to point you to two of my previous posts that are relevant to spirituality. 27 more words


A year of Monday Music

This week marks one year of Monday Music posts. Apart from a few weeks break over summer (Australia’s silly season), every week I’ve shared music and stories. 234 more words


Monday Music: NAIDOC

This week is NAIDOC week, celebrating the ‘history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.

There is so much music that I could share in celebration of the traditional custodians of this land, but I’m sticking to just a couple. 199 more words


Monday music: Kanda Bongo Man

Kanda Bongo Man taught me to question the ‘heart of darkness’ stereotype of Africa. Hearing his music for the first time, not so many years after the Ethiopian famine shocked the world, and before South Africa’s apartheid system was dismantled, I realised that in spite of the continent’s wars, hunger, corruption and poverty, African people were still able to produce music that was, quite simply, joyful. 278 more words


Monday Music: Reach for the stars

A couple of weeks ago Monday Music was all about Mars. Inevitably, I had too many videos, so this is catch-up week. The post was not originally intended to be so specific. 156 more words


Monday Music: Twenty years of being a mum

Last week, while it was still Loving Day in the US, my son (AM) celebrated his 20th birthday. Loving Day commemorates a landmark US court case in 1967 which made… 800 more words


Monday music: Your life on Mars

Would you take a one-way trip to Mars? You could, you know. Do you think it might start out something like this?

The Dutch commercial enterprise  1,467 more words