Christmas keeps people together everywhere in the world. Coming home for christmas. In planet-bpm.com we wish you the best party ever and give you some ideas about how people celebrate these days in other continents and countries Christianity has been on the continent since the middle of the first century, and approximately 350 million Africans are Christian — so, they’ve had a lot of time to develop their own unique holiday traditions, like masquerade parties and dining al fresco.
Kaija Anneli Saariaho is outstanding. The Finnish composer based in Paris studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris. Her research at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic (IRCAM) marked a turning point in her music away from strict serialism towards spectralism. Her characteristically rich, polyphonic textures are often created by combining live music and electronics. Of course she also was in Germany to study music. She is a kind of DJ in classical, but electronic music with a finnish touch of mystery.
No doubt, Berlin always offers a full range of events. However, there is one upcoming event which might be of particular interest for all people who are keen on supporting developing countries: On October 12th a special guest star, Henry Wanyoike, will come to Berlin helping to present a project for the education of African children with visual impairment…
Time is money. The truth is we have definetely more time today than 100 years ago. Not just lifetime, but also in our daily life. Our kids get more attention than ever, we are also every time every richer. But nevertheless we say all the time, that we have no time. That is one point of a new documentary, but the other is that we work for companies for free, wasting our time without getting anything for it and without realizing that we are somehow “employed”.
Opera is too long, boring and it is always the same story.
That is what most of the young kids tend to say about opera, classical theatre and music plays. And also among the not so young there are not many people that love classical opera, that can last for hours and hours. In the Teatro Real in Madrid there were very aware of the changing times and adapted their programme and presentations completely to the new lifestyle and the importance of social media, to the impact of visual stimulation with lights and costumes and the wish of the people to share the experience that can cost between 25 and 200 euros with their friends, to “show off” with their cultural life.
by Stefanie Claudia Müller
There is a small city in the north of Spain, in Cantabria, that is going against all odds. The people of Corrales de Buelna not only fought 200 years before Christ like Asterix and Obelix against the romans, they also are a very social and open minded oriented society in a political more conservative and traditional surrounding. Everything seems to be different in the small villages that form the city. They go for tradition, but they also want to go abroad and get to know the world. This is also in part thanks to the vision of one man. First of all this patriot wanted to place his hometown in the history books and create a touristic attraction at the same time. But he realized quickly that there was much more about it then that. He just learned during the process, what could be achieved with organizing something together at that scale of a city.
In a way the founder of the “Guerras Cántabras”, Juan Miguel Villamuera, is a Spanish Asterix, even in a more metaphoric way. 17 years ago the by now grandfather looked for an activity that could unite the several independent spots of Corrales and its very different people. He wanted them to be proud of their roots and longed for living more in harmony then they did until then. “When one summer I saw historic spectacles in Cartagena, I realized that we in Cantabria have a lot to tell, since we were the last bastion fighting the roman invasion. I saw it as a chance to build up something big with my people here in Corrales”.