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Country Music: National Anthems of the World

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When it comes to blowing your country’s own horn, there’s no better way than with a stirring national anthem. But what is it that makes a good one? For that matter, what makes a not-so-good national anthem? Here are a few suggestions. The All-Encompassing National Anthem When your country’s made up of multifarious language communities, it’s […]


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Known for its signature makeup, silken costumes and stylized drama, Kabuki dates back to the 1600s and remains a source of pride in Japan to this day. Image via Wikipedia In 1603 Okuni of Izumo introduced a new style of dance drama in Kyoto. This was the period of time that the Tokugawa Shogun ruled […]

The Indie Muso’s Guide to Hamburg

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Though Liverpool is credited as the birthplace of the Beatles, it’s the German dock city of Hamburg where the group really cut their teeth. During the early 1960s, the city was throbbing with a sexy, gritty music culture, and though the iconic Star-Club and many of its coequals are long-vanished, Hamburg’s music scene has only […]

6 Beautiful Cathedrals of Europe

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For travelers to Europe in search of culture, history and visual delights, the magnificent cathedrals have it all. For those who can’t decide where to begin, we particularly loved this selection:- Sagrada Familia, Spain One of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, construction of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 – and still hasn’t been finished! […]

Art and History in Bogota, Colombia

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Foreign visitor’s often have a difficult time fully understanding Colombia’s diverse history. Its culture and traditions stem from a multitude of contrasting worlds, from Spanish conquerors to indigenous societies, and from African slaves to today’s modern developed nations. Colombians have a deep respect for their history, as well as the artifacts and artworks that tell […]

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