A collection of quotes from women in music   "You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It's exhilarating." - Nicki Minaj "Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control." - Tracy Chapman " You can't...
The jali, a griot of West Africa, is a highly trained historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, who delivers oral history through song. The songs can last hours and days as the musicians recall extensive details of the personal history of an important figure or family, religion, war,...
Mozart sold more CDs in 2016 than Beyonce. The most expensive musical instrument in the world is a Stradivarius violin that sold for $15.9 million. The harmonica is the world's best selling instrument. People prefer the original versions of songs because it's the first version they heard, not because it's better. A 2007...
In the Journal of the Royal Society Interface published in September 2016, researchers from Oxford University and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid discussed spiders’ extraordinary ability to shape the physical properties of their webs. They discovered that spiders fine-tune their silk strings exactly like the strings of a musical...
Here is an Rx for your anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, and immune system issues: MUSIC In a 2009 study at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Center for Health Care Sciences in Sweden, researchers found that patients receiving surgery for hernia repair who listened to music after surgery experienced decreased...
Musicians and artists of all kinds — in fact, all humans no matter the method by which they express themselves — each develop over time their own unique way to get into a creative energetic space. How to connect with ones heart, ones body, ones multidimensional energies, ones “muses”...
A Brief History of Latin American and American Folk/Pop Music Fusion ^^"MOSQUITO" - Written and Performed by Julia^^ “Mosquito” is a synthesis of thousands of years of global musical, cultural, and political history. The first idea I would like to discuss is “el duende”, which is a Latin American folkloric concept...