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In November 2018, I went to Iraq to record chants of the Assyrian Church of the East. The church is a Syriac rite and was established towards the end of the fifth century CE in Mesopotamia. 918 more words
The only known photograph of Delta bluesman Charley Patton.
Hari Kunzru based his portrait of mid-twentieth-century collectors of early blues recordings on a loosely-knit real-life group of blues enthusiasts — made up almost entirely white men — who called themselves the “Blues Mafia.” The character of Chester Bly in particular was inspired by the legendary record collector James McKune, described by John Jeremiah Sullivan as: … 837 more words
I went to listen to a selection of groups perform Christmas carols in a church in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara. I knew Casa Asturias´s choir was singing there, but I was also surprised to see and hear ensembles representing the local Christmas carols in various regions of Spain: Extremadura and Andalusia, as well as Guadalajara. 138 more words
I was looking for humidity, mosquitoes, and spicy food. Little did I know that I would find elephants instead.
1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? 1,442 more words