This weekend i went to the congress theater for the chicago blues and bluegrass festival. I went there mainly to see one of my favorite groups the flecktones. They came on at 8 and were playing a lot of christmas music they began to play 12 days of Christmas and said something crazy would happen on the 12th day. on the 12th day bela fleck welcomed Alash a throat singing ensemble acompanied by instruments all the way from Tuva( a country in Serbia). Their name was Alash, throat singers can carry more than one tone in their voice at once. The band Alash then joined them for the majority of the rest of their set. They played a Serbian holiday favorite at the same time while the flecktones were playing the christmas song jingle bells. It was amazing to hear the combination of the two. I would relate this experience to race and ethnicity out of the american studies big ideas. It was very interesting to see foreigners dressed in robes from a totally different culture, throatsinging play with an american band. They recieved a very warm welcome from Chicago although at first a lot of the audience was confused. The band also requested for audience participaion in a throatsinging chant. It was really funny to here thousands of Chicagoans chanting words in a totally foreign language. It was a true culture project.
What's up fellow ningers?! :D Happy New Year! Somehow I ended up on the Ning this morning. Don't know if Mr.Anderson and Mr.McCusker remember our American Studies class from 09-10. Great times. It doesn't seem like this Ning has continued on over the years. What happened?See More
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More