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Indian History Rewritten
The Indian civilisation, considered to be the product of clash and subsequent inter mixture of the white-skinned civilised invaders and the dark savages native to India, has been rightly questioned in recent years, and the mischievously fabricated history of...
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic
The Truth Behind the History of the Necronomicon
I don't think there are many people out there who haven't heard of the Necronomicon and the dreadful things connected with it. We've all heard the theories about how it is a Satanist tool; actual copies of the book are bound in human skin and how you risk...
Deities & Heros >> Chthulu
History of the Egyptian Religion, part I: Early Dynastic Period
I - Predynastic - Early Dynastic Period. The temples were in essence the *Home of the God* and thus a place where only Pharaoh as the Son of God and those he appointed as his deputies, could meet with the god. This goes all the way back to Archaic and...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian

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Moroccan Gnawa and Transglobal Trance - Penn Museum
between the state of being possessed by a spirit and the historical state of being possessed by an owner. Indeed, the spirits in the Moroccan. Gnawa tradition of ...
constructing a diasporic identity: tracing the origins of the gnawa
1 In Morocco, Gnawa music and its spiritual order are visible mainly where black ... 3 See Michael A. Gomez, Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora.
Listening to Changing Narratives and Musical Diversity in Moroccan
Diversity in Moroccan Gnawa Music. ChriStoPher witulSKi ... leaders called the Gnawa, though I also spent ...
The History of Rock Music - The Nineties - Piero Scaruffi
(These are excerpts from my book "A History of Rock and Dance · Music") ... Morocco's gnawa music is a kind of folk music that originated among the. Gnawas ...
The Gnawa musicians in Brussels: a cultural - Brussels Studies
Aug 24, 2015 This article examines the Gnawa musical practices in Brussels through an ..... This mix seems to be unprecedented in Gnawa history. While it is ...

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RUN, On The Shores Of Morocco With 'Les Rives,' Addresses Migration
Forgotten musicians of Africa's past
First Listen: Floating Points, 'Elaenia'
(A record made in 2014 in Marrakech, with the late Gnawa musician Mahmoud Guinia, doubled down on his scope.) There are only hints of vocals on Elaenia, and the ones that do appear aren't used in the service of language. This is, instead, an album of ...
Morocco: Gnawa Music - From Slavery to Prominence
And the similarities between Gnawa, jazz and Blues in the US have seen the folkish genre travel internationally. African Americans share an element of a painful African history: slavery.
Things to Do in DC This Weekend December 17-20: Silent Disco, Holiday Bike
FESTIVAL: Nothing like fireworks soaring over the over the Potomac River (choreographed to Christmas music, of course) and a little bit of local history to get you ready for the holiday season.

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Gnawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History[edit]. Gnaouas from Oran (Algeria) with their guembri. Gnawas circa 1920s.
Gnawa music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moroccan language often replaces "K" with "G", which is how the Kanawa, or Hausa people, were called Gnawa in Morocco. The Gnawa's history is closely ...
Feature: Gnawa Music of MoroccoFeature: Gnawa Music of Morocco
He is currently finishing his book, “Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and ... In the coastal Atlantic town of Essaouira, where an annual festival of Gnawa ...
The Gnawa and their Lila - sonispheric.net
In song texts, the Gnawa refer to their origins among the Bambara, Fulani, and Haussa, and history points to a large influx of them primarily in the Niger river ...
Moroccan Gnawa and Transglobal Trance - Penn Museum
between the state of being possessed by a spirit and the historical state of being possessed by an owner. Indeed, the spirits in the Moroccan. Gnawa tradition of ...

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