Stories about Arts & Culture from April, 2006
Chris Bunting at Buyo shares his discovery of two free online Japanese learning tools: one mouse-over pop-up translator and a vocabulary-drilling role playing game.
La Bonne Recolte by J.B. Chery. Image courtesy AyitiCherieConnexion AyitiCherieConnexion posts a slideshow of Haitian paintings and writes (FR): While surfing the web the other day I discovered a not-for-profit project from New York which uses Haitian art to fund a school in Haiti. I'm talking about the Vassar Haiti...
Frances at Supernaut continues with the visual and textual representating of Guangzhou, one of China's largest cities, with posts on an upcoming DJ delight, the city's third modern dance festival, a photo tour through the largely undeveloped old city and the sci-fi endlessness of the south side of the Pearl...
Alvin Lim in Cambodia links to a forum where people are discussing closure of bars around Wat Phnom. The Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh gets its name from this religious place. The city authorities plan to build a culture zone around the wat and want the businesses in the area...
Diacritic links to a Thailand Street Art flickr pool. His favourite piece features Thai prime minister Thaksin who resigned recently.
Geoffrey Philp views Bob Marley through the lens of philosophies ranging from Joseph Campbell's to Caroline Myss’.
At the Pan Collective, Francine offers an brief treatise on the French creole language.
Nicholas Laughlin posts the seventh instalment of Imaginary Roads, a series of writings on Guyana.
Episode #4 of the New York-produced ((Mi Barrio Radio)) podcast features tracks from hip-hop artists Orishas, Manu Chao and others.
Kurokuroatbp pens a haiku in Tagalog and provides details of a Pinoy Haiku competition organised by the Japanese Embassy in Philippines.
At The Pan Collective, Barbadian blogger Titilayo pays tribute to a Caribbean icon: the standpipe.
Chapinadas describes Semana Santa, or Holy Week in Guatemala. Guate360 has a similar post (ES), but in Spanish.
Baisakhi celebrations in Pakistan via Metroblogging Islamabad – “Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world, including India, Britain, Canada, Afghanistan, Germany and Switzerland, arrived early in the morning to participate in the three-day celebrations.”
mrbrown emphasises that his most recent podcast does not contain “explicit political content” because that is prohibited during the election period under the Singapore's Election Advertising Regulations. Instead it is about “a galaxy far far away” which happens to contain a complex civilisation holding elections.
Le Bao Tuan at Sticky Rice tells us about his English class, and going for a drink, Vietnamese style.
There's a new video blog site in Thailand. In fact it's apparently not just new, it's the first! Called, descriptively, Thailand Video Blogs it is part of the Thai-Blogs.Com group. I found the tattoo festival footage particularly interesting.
At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Tracy Assing posts a short review of the “From the Amazon to the Caribbean” exhibition at the Hornmian Museum in Dulwich, England.
Visual artist Chris Cozier acknowledges the role played in his personal and intellectual development by Trinidadian thinker Lloyd Best.
At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Nicholas Laughlin solicits suggestions for inclusions in a West Indian literary canon.
Stunner visits Reggae Falls and partakes of various Jamaican delicacies, including “mannish water”. He posts photos too.
Malmi announces (es) the 4th International Festival of Poor Cinema, which takes place in Gibara, Cuba, from April 17-23, and discusses the festival's background and philosophy. “Those new technologies,” writes Malmi, “that widen the gap between rich and poor, when applied to the world of the image, allow for films...