Category Archives: Bach

On Rythym

“Foli” is the word used for rhythm by the Malinke tribe in West Africa. But Foli is not only found in Malinke music, but in all parts of their daily lives. Directed by Thomas Roebers, this short film portrays the people of Baro, … Continue reading

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Some multi-cultural songs

The latest concert of the excellent Willoughby Symphony Choir featured a collection of popular and folk songs, rather than their usual classical performances.  I was struck by the mixture of cultural influences in many of the songs, and have collected  a … Continue reading

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Two songs = 2/3 Wikipedia

It is said that a picture is worth a 1000 words. On the same basis, a poem is worth 1000 pictures, and a song is worth 1000 poems. So two songs are worth 2 billion words, which is about 2/3 … Continue reading

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More Lowlands

Sometimes YouTube suggestions are hopeless, and sometimes they are spot on.  Here is one of the latter: It seems that Ali Darragh is yet to be deemed Wiki-worthy, but there is a good article about her here. That link led … Continue reading

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Okenyo

Zindzi Okenyo is an Australian actor and singer. Here is her latest video, directed by my daughter:

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Jørn Utzon and David Moore

Tomorrow (9th April 2018) is the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House, which is celebrated in an article at the Sydney-Morning Herald. The article quotes a grand-son of Utson, Mika Utzon Popov, … Continue reading

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Two sources of perpetual motion

The buttered cat phenomenon: The pulling-yourself-up-by-your-boot-straps technique:

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