Following are different versions of Chad Gadya (Kid, an only Kid) that is sung at the end of the Passover Seder in many homes on Passover night. Although the song sounds like a children’s song, it has deep allegorical meaning. In a previous posting, Globe Tribune.Info has printed the translation to this song, as well […]
A friend of mine names Joel is an orthodox Jewish anti-Zionist anarchist. As a former anti-Zionist Trotskyist, he and I are able to speak a common language, even though I am light years away from my former views. Recently, a Facebook group in which he is prominent emphasised its strong anti-Zionist orientation. At this […]
To an American listener, The Rocktigers, a band from Korea sound like something you would find on an American country music station. Since 2001, they have been singing in Korean, with some English words sprinkled in, as can be heard in their song Come Back. The blonde wigs worn by the band’s lead singer Velvet […]
Arany Zoltán was born in 1976 Debrecen, Hungary. He started playing musical instruments at the age of four. His musical studies include cello and guitar. At the age of, he shifted his focus to folk music from around the world, as well as medieval music. He now plays a multitude of instruments in a wide […]
Eich Firing Raises Spectre of gay McCarthyism Voltaire is famously quoted as saying “I disagree with everything you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” The extent to which a society is willing to act upon this sentiment. Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual journalist has blasted the recent […]
In fascist Italy, the government, under Benito Mussolini translated German racial laws into Italian and attempted to apply them to Italy. It is this legal process that was satirised in the film Life Is Beautiful One of the funniest scenes was Roberto Benigni’s “school speech, presented here with subtitles.
Most people think of Celtic music as coming from Brittany in France, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. The appeal of Celtic music reaches far beyond the area where Celtic languages are spoken. Even in countries where Celtic languages and English are not the lingua franca, Celtic music is extremely […]
The worse a leader is, the more likely he or she is to have a personal song, produced professionally. Following is a selection of songs by leaders who maintained their steely grip on power by means that were both fair and foul. The selection is by no means an endorsement of any individual whose song […]