September 24, 2021

Vegas Was a Blast

They used to stand on the rooftops of the casinos and watch the mushroom clouds.

September 23, 2021

Statues of Wonderland

Alice merits two statues in the park, and the caterpillar gets a make-over!

September 22, 2021

Gabra – Well Songs

Amongst the Gabra people of northeastern Africa, the dry season provides an opportunity for a ritual gathering of work and song.

September 21, 2021

Gabra – Dikhir

Dikhirs are spiritual chants intended to maintain harmony in world of the Gabra people.

September 20, 2021

Gabra – Out is Out

For the men of the Gabra, nomadic life demands separation from their families but it also affords an opportunity for friendship and freedom from social pressures.

September 17, 2021

Gabra – Order and Disorder

In the traditions of the nomadic Gabra people, order is kept through strict attention to ritual observances.

September 16, 2021

Gabra – Small Dry

Songs sung by these nomadic herders reflect a joy shared in togetherness amidst a harsh environment that demands separation.

September 15, 2021

Gabra – Night Music

In the east African Desert, women of a nomadic tribe fill the evening air with song.

September 14, 2021

Kuarup- Remembrance and Wrestling

The highlight of the 2-day Kuarup festival is a much anticipated but surprisingly non-competitive wrestling match.

September 13, 2021

Kuarup- Ritual

For residents of the upper Xingu region of the Brazilian Amazon, the souls of the dead are at the center of an annual ceremony of dance and song.

September 10, 2021

Kuarup- Reunion

The Kuarup ceremony is cause for reunion among the nine villages which inhabit the upper Xingu region of the Brazilian Amazon.

September 9, 2021

Casting Off Our Misdeeds

This ancient Jewish New Year’s tradition is an exercise in shedding the spiritual debris of the past year.

September 8, 2021

A Blast of the Ram’s Horn

The call of the shofar marks the start of the Jewish New Year and reminds observers to look inward.

September 7, 2021

High Holy Days

The week following Rosh Hashanah is when Jews repent for their transgressions of the previous year.

September 6, 2021

Bullfrogs – Menace

Catching bullfrogs is no longer child’s play.

September 3, 2021

Celebration for a Nation of Immigrants

A festival imported to America from Ghana is a way of remembering the past, while contributing to the future.

September 2, 2021

Sound and Silence

The Ga people of Ghana remember the pain of famine and the celebration of harvest.

September 1, 2021

Tobacco Auction – Thumbs Up

A veteran auctioneer explains the intricacies of his craft.