En conversation avec Marc Vella

Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 13 2014-03-28 “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Marc Vella is a French classical pianist and a composer who, for the last two decades, has traveled with a baby grand piano in a bus across more than forty countries, giving impromptu performances for locals and inviting local musicians to join him. His mission is to share love and to celebrate humanity as part of the International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children … Continue reading En conversation avec Marc Vella

Heavens to Betsy, This Film is Depressing

Inside Llewyn Davis Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 13 2014-03-28 Film: Inside Llewyn Davis Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen “ . . . because wherever I sat— on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok— I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.” – Sylvia Plath Watching Inside Llewyn Davis is like walking through a bombed-out city on a winter’s night in the company of your shadow self, who just can’t seem to stop talking about what a big fat nothing you are. (Read the … Continue reading Heavens to Betsy, This Film is Depressing

Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

The Mindful Bard Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 12 2014-03-21 Book: Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900 Editors: Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh, and David A. McDonald Publisher: Indiana University Press Reflecting and Shaping a National Identity Palestine’s struggle is, to some extent, the story of every nation. So rare is it to find a country or ethnic group with no memory of ever having been colonized . . . (Read the review here.) Continue reading Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900