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Sakura - Traditional Japanese Song on Koto

Wednesday - Jun 24, 2015 Culture

The day I finally discovered what "that song" was, I celebrated.  It had haunted me for literal decades.  More people have heard the song Sakura than anyone realizes.  Take a quick listen as you continue reading.  I'll show you were you probably know it from as well... Sakura the song is a celebration of the […]

Global Hip Hop for the World

Wednesday - May 6, 2015 Culture

I'm sure you remember that "We Are The World" single from way back in 1985 when Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie got a boatload of amazing artists all on one track and donated it all to charity. Well, KRS-One has done the same in 2015 to generate some cash for children's education, to be handled […]

Luc Arbogast - Modern Day Warlock Bard Badass

Monday - May 4, 2015 Culture

When I first learned of Luc Arbogast, it was from this video I'm about to show you.  It didn't even have his name attached to it, but I finally figured out who he was.  This was about 8 years ago.  I immediately ordered two of his records and was blown away.  Don't skip forward, seriously. […]

Coon Creek Girls - Classic Appalachian Folk

Thursday - Mar 19, 2015 Culture

Nestled deep in the Appalachian mountains, the Coon Creek Girls played their beloved folk songs from 1937 through 1957, enjoying an illustrious career that included TV appearances on John Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance and even a performance at the White House for President Roosevelt, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. Check out […]

Krishna Raj's Guru Stotram

Saturday - Mar 14, 2015 Culture

The first in our exploration of world music leads us to India where the Hindu culture and spirituality cannot be separated.  A beautiful rendition of a Bhakti devotional song and mantra called the Guru Stotram was performed by Krishna Raj and captured on the meditational album entitled Akhand. Download the full song and album here. […]

A Peek Into London's Grime Scene with Pardeep

Wednesday - Jan 2, 2013 Culture

This article originally appeared on We recently had a chance to do a quick interview with Pardeep, a rapper from London. Who is Pardeep? In his own words… I’m Pardeep, I’m a Rapper, Producer, Writer and Free thinker from London... Trying to push musically and spread knowledge without comprising the actual art-form and enjoyment within […]