Music Video of the Week

May 18, 2019

Brenda Navarrete – Rumbero Como Yo

 


La Voz del Día

May 18, 2019

“Libres son quienes crean, no quienes copian, y libres son quienes piensan, no quienes obedecen.”

– Eduardo Galeano

 


Bill Evans on Kind Of Blue

May 17, 2019

A fantastic interview with Bill Evans in which he discusses the making of Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis’s musicianship and musical influences.

Also, Evans provides an inside look at the inner workings of the band that created one of the most influential and greatest jazz albums of all time.

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Maradona Documentary

May 14, 2019

Here’s the trailer for the Diego Maradona documentary.

A life lived fully with lots of ups and downs, moments of footballing glory and scandals.

A phenomenal football player, currently a manager, an extraordinary life still unfolding, a man who still holds the attention of the world. 


Unseen Kafka works may soon be revealed

April 18, 2019

The latest chapter in a literary drama that has played out through two centuries.

Kafka would surely be revolted by all of it.

However, its been well proven that artists are not always the best judges of their own work.

Max Brod performed a great service to the world by ignoring his friend’s request and instead exercised great literary judgement.     

Whatever Kafka writings remain unreleased need to be published.

A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed after a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales.

A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe-deposit boxes in the Swiss city could be opened and their contents shipped to Israel’s national library.

The papers could shed new light on one of literature’s darkest figures, a German-speaking Jew from Prague whose cultural legacy has been hotly contested between Israel  and Germany.

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Translating Emily Dickinson

April 13, 2019

Translating poetry requires both a deep knowledge of the original language and of the poem’s historical, cultural, and literary context; more than anything, though, it requires a still deeper knowledge of the language into which it’s being translated, the translator’s own language. Added to this must be a love of that language, the language of the person receiving and then transforming the poem into a new poem—creating a new path.

Attempting to “transport” Emily Dickinson’s poems into Portuguese is a still harder task, because Dickinson’s poetry is notable for its peculiar agrammaticality: unexpected plurals, inverted syntax, and an often complete disregard for gender, person, or agreement between nouns and verbs……..

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Golazo of the Week

April 13, 2019

A fantastic gol by one of the best players in the world.

Eden Hazard showing off his enormous skills against West Ham United.

Real Madrid are on the loose, ready to pounce on him.

It will be a huge loss for the Premier League.