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Tag Archives: music
What follows is a special treat: an arati song composed by Swami Vivekananda* many decades ago. Why is this special? Well, listen and see. But as always with The Basket of Tolerance, part of the exercise could be to listen … Continue reading
I don’t know much about jazz, but I know I like “My Favorite Things” by John Coltrane. At first it seems sweet and simple, like an ice cream cone. But it also has solemnity, like a Gregorian chant. And joyfulness … Continue reading
For us, as a family, music is like food. When you need it you don’t have to explain why, because it is basic to life. -Ali Akbar Khan A few weeks ago I was driving through Marin County, California past … Continue reading
Probably most of us have seen Flamenco dancing on tv or in the movies, perhaps at a live show, or maybe done at a Spanish restaurant to entertain customers. Here is another side of Spanish Flamenco that some of us … Continue reading
I’ve loved Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ever since I heard him in concert in 1995. I was intrigued to find that Nusrat sang both Muslim/Sufi and Hindu songs, and that his music inspired religious tolerance. As you may know, Muslims … Continue reading
What can an old musician teach us about life or beauty? If you think the answer is “nothing”, you might enjoy this 6-minute video of Pablo (Pau) Casals…