Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2017
"Brazilians don't care if you don't understand their language and their jokes, they will talk to you — or Katy Perry, or Nicki Minaj — as if you were Brazilian”
The song and video depicts an ignored working class, living in the shadows often victims of war crimes, police brutality, labor exploitation, anti-immigrant violence and senseless death.
He's the only officially qualified non-Japanese rakugo professional in the world.
"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."
"One of a few with unconditional love and adoration for Afghanistan."
"We got superheroes, we got soldiers, we got everybody...It is showing across the spectrum, rather than just a historicized view, of essentially, what boils down to cowboys and Indians."
Whether you live in Tokyo or not, anyone can submit an image to be considered for Tokyo Camera Club's feed, as long as the photo is of someplace in Japan.
“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”
"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.
We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.
One month after his execution was confirmed, friends honour Bassel Khartabil through art, song and new opportunities for open technology innovators.
"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."
“This is not a social project, it’s not a hobby, we are working professionally.”
For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.
The city of Ishinomaki had recovered physically from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but still lacked its former vitality. Enter the Reborn Art Festival.
Get to know these ancient drinks that most tourists, and locals, overlook in the Mexican capital.
"At the fake "Starbucks" cafe, a "grande" cappuccino costs 12.50 manats, over twice its average cost in other trendy Ashgabat cafes."
"When walking around town, especially in parks and playgrounds, you often see strange 'objets d'art'. Wondering who and what are they for... I am still not sure of the answer."