By Angelica Olstad The other day I learned a Chopin etude in about 4 hours. I didn’t play it perfectly, it’s definitely not up to tempo and I wouldn’t call it “performance ready” but to the average listener, the piece would sound learned, comfortable, and completely acceptable for a music performance.
Sona Jobarteh RWMF workshop via Rainforest World Music Festival Earlier this month the Sarawak Cultural Village, just outside of Kuching, Malaysia, hosted its 18th annual Rainforest World Music Festival.
BY STEPHANIE KASHETA The Dominican Republic has a long history of racism toward its inhabitants of Haitian descent.
By Lauren Haas, reprinted from The Soul Of A Journey I am a nomad, traveling the world with everything I own in a backpack.
There’s something about being able to see directly into the heavens that makes you realize that you’re only an incremental piece of something so much larger, greater even.
BY STEPHANIE KASHETA This year was a bad year for all my would-be plants. Shortly after New Year’s, I went out and bought about fifteen seed packets to start my very first garden.
Vacations serve all types of purposes; sometimes you’re looking for a grand adventure, while other times you’re in sore need of some rest and relaxation.
By Annemarie Tompsen Get your forks and discussion cards ready as Conflict Café returns to London for a second year.
BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Over the past decade an ideological war has been brewing between the social conservatives and liberals.
Image of Lombard Street in San Francisco via Shutterstock BY VICTORIA GAFFNEY Long after we close the cover of a book, the stories that linger in our minds are often those firmly rooted in place.
Image via Shutterstock BY VICTORIA GAFFNEY The elephant is one of the most beloved creatures on earth.
By Annemarie Tompsen This summer welcomes the opening of a permanent year-round public market in Boston.
Image via Worldreader Blog Page BY VICTORIA GAFFNEY While technology is the root of some profound instances of disconnection between people, it’s worth noting that many positive forms of interaction have also stemmed from the digital age, particularly in the nonprofit world. Charitable organizations have increasingly started to soak up technological innovations and approaches to solving societal problems in recent years.
Let’s be honest here—all of us in the social change space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making.
The nauseating smell of fuel and the stop and go of traffic seemed unending as we crawled through the streets of Nairobi.
By Polly Hatfield We are often given a list of ‘must dos’ by family and friends keen to share their knowledge or experiences when we visit somewhere new.
Summit of Puy Mary Volcano in Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park via Shutterstock BY VICTORIA GAFFNEY Whether you’re aching for a scenic stay along a steep mountainside overlooking a verdant valley, or yearning for a hilltop house offering panoramic views of turquoise waters, there are plenty of eco-friendly travel options for the more secluded European vacation.
By Chelsea Stuart So by now I’m sure that everyone with access to TV, internet, radio or any form of modern communication whatsoever has heard of the slaying of Cecil the Lion, an iconic animal who lived in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
By Daniel B O’Donnell Stretching for nearly a mile on the banks of the river Spree stands one of the largest and most culturally important art showcases in the world.
By Annemarie Tompsen In middle school my required summer reading list included the book Black Boy by Richard Wright.