World Music Teaches You Everything

April 3rd, 2014 Music tells the stories of our world I majored in Humanities as an undergraduate because it was broad-based and I could take many courses, from California Geography to Entomology to history, philosophy, languages and literature. Later, I took an MA in Comparative Literature for similar reasons: I could read the great writers […]

Calypso Gets Muzzled in Guyana

January 16th, 2014 Q: Why is it that music always gets banned in totalitarian regimes? A: Because music is a human expression of freedom. Q: Why did the Vatican try to suppress music that had any rhythm to it? A: Because rhythm is dangerous and might make people want to get down, shake some booty, even fornicate. In Germany […]