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Lunedì in Musica
Buon lunedì a tutti! Questa è una cover acustica di #ElMismoSol , uno dei brani più gettonati dell'estate italiana, reinterpretata da mia sorella +Irene Conti. Abbiamo girato il video in un paesino della Sicilia, Canicattini Bagni, provincia di Siracusa.
Buona visione e spero che vi piaccia! :)
Grazie di cuore per il continuo supporto,
Chiara

#alvarosoler   #coveracustica   #buonlunedì  
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wow  :-)

"It is just striking! Beautiful angles and you caught them well! I love the color as well!" 
"I had a fun time capturing this roof from many different angles. And loved the way sunlight played."  
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But I wanted to share your picture and story of success, to brag a little that I know you :)))
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All, please sign the petition asking for a peaceful coexistence between Iran and the Western countries: 
http://www.niacouncil.org/sign4peace/  

The Aftab Dance Group 

http://aftabdancegroup.com/ 

performed today at the American and Iranian Friendship Picnic 
https://www.facebook.com/events/395329087331824/ 

which was organized by the +Massachusetts Peace Action, the +NIAC, and the +watertowncitizens.  

#Vote4Peace  
http://www.niacouncil.org/vote4peace/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfdJ6q1cFsw 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bnx9ajjLQU 

#Iran   #Dance   #culture   #peacewithIran  
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A quote by +Vilas Sawant from below the OP:
"colorful, curiosity, friendship, care... so many emotions in one frame, fantastic."   :-) 
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Welcome to the "Cultural Landscape of #Maymand" as an +UNESCO #‎WorldHeritage Site  :-)  

Cultural Landscape of Maymand 
"Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They raise their animals on mountain pastures, living in temporary settlements in spring and autumn. During the winter months they live lower down the valley in cave dwellings carved out of the soft rock (kamar), an unusual form of housing in a dry, desert environment.  This cultural landscape is an example of a system that appears to have been more widespread in the past and involves the movement of people rather than animals." 

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Such a lifestyle seems to resemble the start of the Neolithic Revolution = The introduction of agriculture: farming of domesticated crops and animals, living in permanent villages, and the usage of pottery. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Revolution 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1423/
http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&id_site=1423&gallery=1&&maxrows=21 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meymand,_Kerman 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1314/ 

+Press TV  #NeolithicRevolution   #archaeology  
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#listeningto  +Irene Conti's beautiful voice and sounds of this song   :-)  
 
This time I experienced something new. I had too much fun playing with sounds and this is the final result. Let me know what you think! Here is my version of Never Let You Go by #Rudimental. #music #musicvideo #coversong
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Photo taken in Lansdale, PA (USA) 
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#listeningto  +Irene Conti   ;-)  
 
Sherry - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Accappella Cover featuring me and me. (Again!) #OldiesButGoldies
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+Irene Conti Thank you!
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A detailed interview with +Talya G. A Solan.   :-) 

http://talyaga.com/  

"... my heart is deep in music. In my work I’m attracted mostly to ancient times, tribal singing, sacred and secular Jewish chants, natural singing, warm Middle Eastern sound with exotic flavors. I'm fascinated by the Hebrew language, which is my mother tongue, but I have a special place in my heart for Ladino, the language of my grandmother, the language of my roots."
"On my mother's side the family emigrated from Bulgaria to Israel in 1947. Their ancestors were expelled from Spain in 1492 and then went to Bulgaria, which was at that time part of the Ottoman Empire. My father’s family comes from Yemen. They came to Israel in 1943 and they are a traditional Yemenite family. Nevertheless, I was much more influenced by my Mother's side. My look is Yemenite but my voice and the color of it is Bulgarian. It comes to me more easily to sing in the Bulgarian style than the Yemenite.  Singing Ladino feels home to me." 
"Ladino first cast its magic spell on me in childhood. It always struck me as a graceful, rolling language, one of emotion and longing, filled with desire. It was a secret language that my mother spoke with her mother, my grandmother, of blessed memory. My grandmother immigrated to Israel from Bulgaria, arriving as Ladino-speaking Tanya and eventually becoming Hebrew-speaking Shoshana. But when my mother and grandmother wanted to speak without us girls understanding, they spoke Ladino. And so Ladino took root for me as the language of women. In 2004 I founded the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble, which appears around the world with a rich and fascinating program of Sephardic music. Sephardic musical culture has been preserved for hundreds of years. Ladino songs originated in the 9th-13th centuries, when Jewish life flourished in Spain. It continued to develop after the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492. And it is this music that inspires me and my ensemble. As a professional, delving into magical musical materials preserved in Ladino, I discovered that the preservation of this tradition by women was not unique to my family. When the Jews were expelled from Spain and spread across Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Morocco, etc., it was the men who worked outside the home, mingling with the locals and the language of the place. By contrast, women rarely left their homes, did not integrate into the local population and continued to exclusively or dominantly speak Ladino. Women continued to create songs and melodies in Ladino expressing their feelings, difficulties, joys and grief. The vast majority of Ladino songs are songs “feminine;” wedding songs, lullabies, love songs, etc. Through women, the language has been preserved as it was spoken centuries ago." 

+Talya G. A Solan's current projects are:  

The Israeli Ethnic Ensemble (Sephardic music)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Israeli+Ethnic+Ensemble  

+Yammaensemble/+Yamma Ensemble (original materials mostly) 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Yamma+Ensemble

Kedem Ensemble (members of various countries) 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Kedem+Ensemble 

"and a not-for-profit organization named Music Port (www.musicport.org.il), whose aim it is to help Israeli musicians to perform much more outside of Israel." 

http://latintimesmedia.com/2015/06/latin-times-magazine-interview-with-talya-g-a-solan-from-the-israeli-ethnic-ensemble/ 

+Latin Times Media, Inc. +World Music/CRASHarts +ARTISTS IN THE PLUS +Israel 
Talya G A Solan  brings to life the tales of ancient Sefardic history and Music Latin Times Magazine Interview with Talya G A Solan  Latin Times: Talya, tell us about yourself and your family histo...
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"New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusk shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there".
New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusk shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there.
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We were on a Boston to Boulder road-trip in the last two weeks and stopped on our outward journey accidentally at this location after refilling with gasoline. The food is of good quality (not undercooked & no stomach problems afterwards) and tasty, the location is clean, and the staff, especially the cashier Molly B., was very friendly and courteous (in the meaning of the German word "zuvorkommend"). On our return journey we again stopped here. It is a good place to take a break while you are on the long drive along I-80 through Nebraska.
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