Following is a selection of music from Montenegro, one of the six former republics of Yugoslavia, in which Montenegrin, (very close to Serbian) is spoken. Here are some songs by a Montenegrin group called Katapult.
China is generally regarded as being a rising economic superpower. Chinese manufactured goods are seen around the world. It continues to flex its military muscles in regional conflicts. Despite this, part of its economic growth comes from illusory progress, such as building ghost cities, as well as the growing difficulties of an aging work force […]
Terrorists from Al Shabab, an ISIS offshoot, are now attempting to terrorise Christian Kenyans into leaving areas of Kenya in which Christians are a minority. In so doing, they are shredding Kenya’s national identity along religious lines. Yet another country is face to face with radical Islam’s vision of world conquest. When will mainstream Islam […]
Grup Yorum has been in existence in Turkey since 1985. Its orientation resembles that of Cancion Nueva, a Latin American movement in which indigenous musical style was infused with a leftist message. Members of the group have been imprisoned numerous times since the group was founded. Following are some recent songs from Grup Yorum.
Micronations can roughly be defined as self-declared countries that are not recognised by any conventional countries. Some, such as the Principality of Sealand or the Hutt River Principality, control actual territory and have an actual population. Other micronations might only exist in an apartment or in the mind of a sole citizen. The following documentary […]
Although Turkey is still a secular republic, Christians in Turkey still live at the margins of Turkish society. Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians, who were once an integral part of Ottoman Turkey, live on as shadow remnants of their former presence. In the following lecture, Professor Cengiz Aktar provides an update on the status and living […]
Maurice Medioni was born in Algeria in 1928 to a family of musicians. He started playing piano at the age of 9 and picked up a multitude of musical styles from Arab, French and American musicians. Although he performed with Algerian musicians before Algerian independence in 1962, Medioni emigrated to France, where he was semi-retired […]
Being fat in America today is a special challenge with the emphasis on physical fitness and maintaining ideal weight.Especially when Mike Bloomberg was mayor, the issue of healthy foods and exercise was constantly discussed in the media. It got so bad for me that I felt defensive whenever a truck pulled in front of me […]
There was once a community of Chinese Jews centered around the city of Kaifeng, China. Lack of education and the efforts of missionaries resulted in the community disintegrating and melting into surrounding communities. There are, however people in China who maintain memories of their Jewish ancestry. Some of these people want to return to their […]