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Sequence

Every­thing in nature fol­lows a sequence. From cater­pil­lar to but­ter­fly, from seed to tree, from stars to black holes. Enter humans and the sequence is bro­ken. In com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in behav­ior, in action. When humans break a nat­ural sequence, order turns … Con­tinue read­ing

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Western Classical vs. Indian Classical Music

[This post is #3 in the West­ern Clas­si­cal Music Series] Related to the chal­lenges in appre­ci­at­ing WCM for Indi­ans, are the dif­fer­ences between WCM and Indian Clas­si­cal Music (ICM). Note that by “Indian Clas­si­cal”, I am refer­ring to both Hin­dus­tani … Con­tinue read­ing

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Classical Music Appreciation: Challenges & Rewards

[This post is #2 in the West­ern Clas­si­cal Music Series] After briefly under­stand­ing what is West­ern Clas­si­cal Music, let us think about some of the chal­lenges involved in appre­ci­at­ing it, and why it’s still worth it. Chal­lenges Com­plex­ity & Patience Under­stand­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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What Is Western Classical Music?

[This post is #1 in the West­ern Clas­si­cal Music Series] For some, West­ern Clas­si­cal Music (WCM) is what plays in the back­ground in ele­va­tors, recep­tion rooms, and lounges. For oth­ers, it is what snob­bish ‘intel­lec­tual’ artsy folks indulge in pre­ten­tiously. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Majida-El-Roumi “Kalimat” (Words)

In the early 1990’s I was intro­duced to Majida El Roumi. I call her the “Nightin­gale of the Middle-East” in def­er­ence to the “Nightin­gale of India”. I present to you her most pop­u­lar and beloved song (which is, unfor­tu­nately, in … Con­tinue read­ing

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What The Hell Is Divinity?

A few blog posts and con­ver­sa­tions with friends have made me unquiet about the con­cept of Divin­ity: What is Divin­ity and what does it mean? Back­ground My friend Asuph wrote about Divin­ity in 2004, when I had not even started blog­ging. … Con­tinue read­ing

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