Keith Jarrett, a much beloved jazz legend ends an era

But that collaboration didn’t last long, Jarrett had set out to be a solo artist. He toured the world until 1975 and gave numerous solo concerts, including the “Köln Concert” that his like-minded producer Manfred Eicher released with the label ECM, which went on to become one of the albums of the century. For a […]

Korean language contest in Hai Phong bolsters cultural exchanges

President of the association of Korean people in the city Cho Sung-jin noted that given that investment from RoK businesses in Hai Phong has been on the rise, the contest helped to tighten the countries’ cooperation and foster exchanges between people of the RoK and Vietnam, and Hai Phong in particular.

Music to calm election jitters — remembering jazz man Dexter Gordon

Gordon returned to the U.S. in December 1976, an event noteworthy for the “Homecoming” concert at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Back in Oswego, I made plans with my buddy to attend a performance, but we only had enough cash for tickets, not bus fare. So… we hitch-hiked the 310 miles from Oswego, […]

Breathing life into fading Muong culture

I travelled to different parts of the country when I was a student. On these trips I saw ancient cultures being eroded by industrialisation and modernisation. Many objects of ancient cultures were broken or destroyed, yet each has its own interesting story to tell.

Cultural exchange programme celebrates Việt Nam-Russia relations

“The complicated and unpredictable developments in the world and the COVID-19 pandemic have imposed unprecedented challenges on all nations. However, Vietnamese and Russian peoples, with our long history of solidarity and association, will stand side by side, holding hands to share and support each other in overcoming all difficulties and defeat the pandemic,” he added.

Casting Society Of America To Host Town Hall On Diversity & Inclusion

“The objective of this first conversation,” CSA says, “is to provide a space for casting professionals to have the difficult conversations around diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion, and move toward healing and change.” Dr. Amante-Jackson said that she strives to create “space and experiences that foster conversations around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism […]

Kourtney Kardashian Lambasted for ‘Cultural Appropriation’ as She Likens Herself to Disney’s Moana

The picture was taken last week while Kourtney was on a luxurious getaway dedicated to her sister Kim Kardashian’s 40th birthday celebrated with the rest of the family and friends on a private island.       

How Japan’s mask culture may have saved lives during coronavirus

“People know that they should wear a mask and be considerate towards others, so they wear a mask to show the people around them that they are following the rules — even if those rules are unwritten — and that no one can blame them if they get ill,” he added.

UK libraries are set to reopen – but not as we know them

Library services, which have seen spending cut by more than £250m (26.9%) in the past 10 years in the UK, also face serious funding threats as councils try to balance their books after huge additional spending to combat the pandemic. “ In Peterborough, the non-profit trust set up to run the city’s 10 libraries and […]

John La Rose

In 1982, John was instrumental in the founding of Africa Solidarity, in support of those struggling against dictatorial governments in Africa. That year he also became chairman of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya, whose founding members included the Kenyan novelist and critic Ngugi wa Thiong’o. In response to the rise […]