Microtonality is dead.
Xenharmonics are dead.
Compelling, listenable music outside of colonialist white western tuning will never die.
Art lives outside of labels, sects and cults that attempt to constrain, control and coopt human expression and emotion.
I went to public schools for many years and at absolutely no point during what was called "U.S. History" or "Social Studies" was a single true fact presented. There was a lot of information for us to memorize and be tested on during many years of "education" at top ranked schools, but none of it was true. It was all lies and falsehoods.
Now that people have access to the truth of history, teachers and advocates of "U.S." education systems still don't teach or have any interest in historical reality or the truth. Rather than correcting the lies, we hear things such as "That was a long time ago." and "Why should we focus on negative things?"
Despite our being told that things "a long time ago" such as the 1880s or 1930s, are totally irrelevant, unimportant, and should not be taught in history lessons, schools actually do cover a massive amount of things they claim happened in 1620 and 1776, but 100% of these claims made by most "U.S." public schools are still bald faced lies peddled to yet another generation of ignorant rubes ready to lap up the lies of their masters.
Kiriakou is still in prison for the crime of whistleblowing on crimes against humanity committed by the United States government under the direction of George Bush. He was recently interviewed by Andrew Jones of The Intercept.
Good news, a fantastic new Ko'pkari themed video, this one from Surhon Guhuri. We've covered Ko'pkari music videos before here, but this one has the best HD videography of the event. Ko'pkari is a popular sport throughout Central Asia and goes by a few different names. It's like football, but done on horseback, with enormous crowds of players, over a vast mountain terrain, and instead of a pigskin you use a full size bloated goat carcass. It requires the ability to pick up from the ground objects that weigh well over 100 lbs, from horseback, at speed, without dismounting. To do so one must be very strong and a very good horseman. The sport utilizes such important skills which are also needed for mounted hunting and warfare, so the development of game skills has great practicality and relevance in regular life as well.
And here the story ends.
“There is no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” — Arundathi Roy
“indio sin tierra no es indio”