Along with the gala, inheritors of intangible cultural heritage from the province will set up workshops on site to showcase traditional folk arts such as papercutting, shadow play, woodblock printing and embroidery. … [Read more...] about Shaanxi cultural week kicks off in Frankfurt to celebrate Spring Festival
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The event will also host two important conversations, one on Ahmedabad's UNESCO application for world heritage stature conducted by Saswat Bandyopadhyay and Rabindra Vasavada, and the other on the heritage conservation experience by Arun Menon from IIT-Madras and a consultant for PWD Chennai. … [Read more...] about Pondicherry Heritage Festival to begin on Jan. 25
And it’s not just men. In pre-revolutionary Iran, when someone died, the women gathered for a ceremonial meal presided over by a sort of psychopomp who would lead the company in sharing memories of the dead person. And when the last one started to cry, they would sit down to eat. Imagine how that would play in late-19th-century Bavaria. Yet it’s not a far cry from the traditional Irish wake. … [Read more...] about Our culture of grieving is changing: a manly pat on the back will no longer do
When researchers analyzed characteristics of song recordings from the traditional cultures, focusing on four types—dance songs, healing songs, love songs, and lullabies—they found further evidence of global similarity in how humans relate to music. A large, online pool of listeners was able to identify which of the four song types each recording fit at better-than-chance rates—correctly categorizing dance songs more than half the time, for example. … [Read more...] about What Do Musical Experiences Have in Common Across Cultures?
Of course, I do not claim that everyone on the one side is a perfect angel and everyone on the other is an irredeemable demon. Yet there are real angels and demons at work in this world, and they already picked their sides long before we came into existence. We have only to decide which army we will join. … [Read more...] about WALSH: The Vile, Awful Women’s March Is A Symptom Of The Spiritual Disease That Infects Our Culture