Mudejar

Guitar, Music, Faith, and Brotherhood

Religion today is believed to be a political tool used to dominate and to determine who’s right and who’s wrong. Unlike today, religion in ancient time was practiced as guidance for humanity ...
Semsar Siahaan

The Shade of Northern Lights: A Current Reflection

How many people do you know would collect orange seeds, put them in a pocket, and throw them on land where they can fruitfully grow? We know one, Semsar Siahaan (1952-2005) [Ed.]** ...
Trump

Trump: Turning USA into Uncle Sam’s Abomination – Part Two

by Serrano Sianturi Are Fragile States Farming Terrorism? The Muslim ban was taken in the name of keeping America safe from the terrorist act by the Muslim extremist. So let’s see whether ...
Trump

Trump: Turning USA into Uncle Sam’s Abomination – Part One

by Serrano Sianturi The recent travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries ordered by President Trump has resulted in confusion, protest, and anger in the US and around the world. US District Courts ...
Afro American

The Church and Afro-American Music

Recently, the Americans commemorated two major events. First was the 50th Anniversary of the famous Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I Have a Dream”, and the 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop. These ...
Stomu Yamash'ta

Stomu Yamash’ta, The Man from the East

World renowned Percussionist/Zen Music Originator “I must first thank all the musicians who were unknown, never had even the slightest taste of fame and fortune, and still committed to music until they ...
changing the world

Majority Hardly Changing the World

by Serrano Sianturi Things change as we live our days; many (or perhaps most) even believe that change is the only constant in our lives. Change itself is actually a scary thing ...
creative economy

Music and the Ever Changing World

by Serrano Sianturi We are nearly at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and humans continue to create changes (for better and worse), and at the same time ...
African music

Africa: Rhythm of the Earth

by Serrano Sianturi Translated by Ferdi Zebua African Music is one of the richest in the world and acclaimed for its influence in other music on other parts of the world, until ...