October 15, 2012
wasikowskas:

 Idris Elba spins @ BET’s Black Girls Rock 2012 After Party

Big Dris!

wasikowskas:

Idris Elba spins @ BET’s Black Girls Rock 2012 After Party

Big Dris!

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October 4, 2012
koreamjournal:

A South Korean Star, and the Horse He Rode In OnNew York Times

Not everyone is buying into the adoration, however.
Arwa Mahdawi, a commentator writing in The Guardian, said “the last time the West laughed so uproariously at a Korean singer was when an animated Kim Jong-il bewailed how ‘ronery’ he was in the film ‘Team America,’ and how nobody took him ‘serirousry.’ The puppet had a point: Popular Western media doesn’t tend to take east Asian men seriously — even when they’re brutal dictators.
“The stereotype of a portly, non-threatening Charlie Chan-type who speaks ‘comical’ English is still very much alive, apparent in everything from hungry Kim Jong-un memes to Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirts,” Ms. Mahdawi said.
“And it’s hard to escape the uncomfortable feeling that this stereotype is contributing something to the laughter around ‘Gangnam Style.’ ”

koreamjournal:

A South Korean Star, and the Horse He Rode In On
New York Times

Not everyone is buying into the adoration, however.

Arwa Mahdawi, a commentator writing in The Guardian, said “the last time the West laughed so uproariously at a Korean singer was when an animated Kim Jong-il bewailed how ‘ronery’ he was in the film ‘Team America,’ and how nobody took him ‘serirousry.’ The puppet had a point: Popular Western media doesn’t tend to take east Asian men seriously — even when they’re brutal dictators.

“The stereotype of a portly, non-threatening Charlie Chan-type who speaks ‘comical’ English is still very much alive, apparent in everything from hungry Kim Jong-un memes to Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirts,” Ms. Mahdawi said.

“And it’s hard to escape the uncomfortable feeling that this stereotype is contributing something to the laughter around ‘Gangnam Style.’ ”

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February 1, 2012
'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide

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September 30, 2011
vintageblackglamour:

Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

vintageblackglamour:

Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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May 23, 2011
fuckyeahsoutheastasia:

Image: Traditional Thai musical instruments.

Two years from now, Thailand will have a new museum on Southeast Asian music under a Mahidol University’s College of Music project to honour the princess of Thai heritage and culture.
Assoc Prof Sugree Charoensook, dean of the Mahidol’s College of Music, revealed that he is seeking support for this project and hoping many people will visit the Music Museum of Southeast Asia, which will become a symbol of the country’s continuing cultural development.
“Southeast Asia has a rich musical tradition and cultural heritage. I hope that preserving and researching this heritage can bring us together.” The university will open the Music Museum of Southeast Asia in 2013. “It will be seven-storeys and 20,000-square metres and will have the purpose of celebrating the music of all Southeast Asian cultures,” he said.
According to the dean, the new museum will showcase ancient musical instruments, music sheets and recordings and attract scholars and student researchers from around the world to share and learn about the region’s unique cultural history. Among the highlights will be a cello of the late music guru Phra Jenduriyang who composed the national anthem.
Aimed at honouring Thailand’s heritage and culture patron HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the museum will highlight the history of musical cultures in Southeast Asia and show to the world Southeast Asian people’s ways of life. It will become a cultural asset of Thailand, attract tourists and bring more income to this country.

fuckyeahsoutheastasia:

Image: Traditional Thai musical instruments.

Two years from now, Thailand will have a new museum on Southeast Asian music under a Mahidol University’s College of Music project to honour the princess of Thai heritage and culture.

Assoc Prof Sugree Charoensook, dean of the Mahidol’s College of Music, revealed that he is seeking support for this project and hoping many people will visit the Music Museum of Southeast Asia, which will become a symbol of the country’s continuing cultural development.

“Southeast Asia has a rich musical tradition and cultural heritage. I hope that preserving and researching this heritage can bring us together.” The university will open the Music Museum of Southeast Asia in 2013. “It will be seven-storeys and 20,000-square metres and will have the purpose of celebrating the music of all Southeast Asian cultures,” he said.

According to the dean, the new museum will showcase ancient musical instruments, music sheets and recordings and attract scholars and student researchers from around the world to share and learn about the region’s unique cultural history. Among the highlights will be a cello of the late music guru Phra Jenduriyang who composed the national anthem.

Aimed at honouring Thailand’s heritage and culture patron HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the museum will highlight the history of musical cultures in Southeast Asia and show to the world Southeast Asian people’s ways of life. It will become a cultural asset of Thailand, attract tourists and bring more income to this country.

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