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Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime performance sparks memes and a much-needed history lesson
During the halftime show, Shakira let out a seemingly strange cry that the internet turned into a meme. But it’s actually a beautiful Arabic expression. The Super Bowl Latin-infused halftime show represented Puerto Rico with Jennifer Lopez and Bad Bunny, and …
The Super Bowl Latin-infused halftime show represented Puerto Rico with Jennifer Lopez and Bad Bunny, and Colombia with Shakira and J Balvin.But for a very brief but meaningful moment, there was another country present on stage: Lebanon. During Shakira’s ope… [+1756 chars]
KC Ifeanyi
2020-02-02 23:01:33




The Little-Known History of Palestine's First Rock Band
In the 60s, Al-Bara'em became Palestine's first band to perform original songs in Arabic. Now, a band member's son hopes to preserve their legacy.
Sama'an Ashrawi is a music writer from Houston who hosts a music podcast called "The Nostalgia Mixtape," which is why it was weird that his dad didn't tell him about the band he started with his siblings in the 60s until a few years ago. "I got really mad at … [+6433 chars]
Leila Ettachfini, Leslie Horn
2020-01-29 19:17:18




The arsonist who set fire to predominantly black churches in Louisiana admitted he wanted to boost his career as a 'black metal' musician
Twitter/@LAFIREMARSHAL Holden Matthews, 22, admitted to setting fire to three historically black churches in Opelousas, Louisiana in 2019. The arsonist pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the Church Arson Prevention Act — one count for each church— an…
Three historically black churches went up in flames in Opelousas, Louisiana, over a 10 day period in spring 2019, re-igniting fears of civil rights era attacks. As the flames decimated three Baptist churches, the arsonist, 22-year-old Holden Matthews, watche… [+3604 chars]
pcachero@businessinsider.com (Paulina Cachero), Paulina Cachero
2020-02-11 20:07:34




Shakira's viral 'tongue move' at the Super Bowl halftime show may have been a nod to her Lebanese heritage
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's energetic halftime show at Super Bowl LIV won Twitter praise from celebrities and fans alike. Shakira captivated the internet with a flourish to her performance — a move of her tongue that inspired awe and ridicule on Twitter. The…
While the Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious from Super Bowl LIV, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's electric halftime show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida won the Internet. The energetic — and honestly, age-defying — performance inspired praise f… [+2212 chars]
Margot Harris
2020-02-03 15:40:19




Sons Of Yusuf & Jay Electronica – “Diving For Pearls”
All these years later, Jay Electronica remains an elusive character. Yes, there is still no album — he once called them a "false concept" — but every now and then he appears someplace unexpectedly, and it's usually reason for excitement. (He did, after all, m…
All these years later, Jay Electronica remains an elusive character. Yes, there is still no album — he once called them a “false concept” — but every now and then he appears someplace unexpectedly, and it’s usually reason for excitement. (He did, after all, m… [+1180 chars]
Ryan Leas
2020-01-31 16:38:06




With Young Ahmed, the Dardenne brothers fail to get inside the head of a teenage extremist
No one could ever confuse one of the stripped-bare dramas of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for a James Bond movie. That’d be like wandering into a small country chapel and thinking it a megachurch. Yet for all their celebrated austerity— the absence of music, …
No one could ever confuse one of the stripped-bare dramas of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for a James Bond movie. Thatd be like wandering into a small country chapel and thinking it a megachurch. Yet for all their celebrated austerity the absence of music, th… [+5963 chars]
A.A. Dowd on Film, shared by A.A. Dowd to The A.V. Club
2020-02-19 17:00:00




Children of the Discordance and the Ever-Curious Mind of Hideaki Shikama
Since its debut Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Children of The Discordance has become the harmonious composition of designer Hideaki Shikama’s disparate influences. Listing everything from Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation, to the Arabic keffiyeh…
Since its debut Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Children of The Discordance has become the harmonious composition of designer Hideaki Shikamas disparate influences. Listing everything from Mexicos Zapatista Army of National Liberation, to the Arabic keffiyeh h… [+5165 chars]
Adam Mark
2020-02-07 10:41:06




Shakira's Viral Super Bowl Tongue Moment Was Actually a Nod to Her Cultural Heritage
Shakira paid homage to her cultural heritage during her performance at the 2020 Super Bowl. While the night was filled with a spectacular display of music and dance, one moment in particular captured viewers and the internet. As the iconic singer — who also c…
Shakira paid homage to her cultural heritage during her performance at the 2020 Super Bowl. While the night was filled with a spectacular display of music and dance, one moment in particular captured viewers and the internet. As the iconic singer — who also… [+3636 chars]
Claudia Harmata
2020-02-03 21:50:51




Shakira and JLo Sent Trump Some Not-so-Subtle Messages in Their Super Bowl Show
The Latina halftime headliners made it a "big, inclusive party."
Besides giving fans a dazzling display of Latina starpower at the Super Bowl halftime show, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira also had a lot to say about hot-button political topics -- and they didnt have to buy a multimillion-dollar ad to get the message out. The… [+3590 chars]
Paul Blest, VICE News
2020-02-03 18:00:21




“Watch & Act: 16 belles montres aux enchères en ligne pour l’Australie
NOUVEAUTÉ - Vous aimez les montres et le drame des incendies en Australie vous a touché? Vous avez jusqu’au 31 Janvier pour acheter pour la bonne cause l’une des seize montres offertes au bénéfice des associations environnementales australiennes.
Un pays ravagé par les flammes, une nature, une faune, une flore, des espèces décimées par les incendies. Que reste-t-il du Bush australien? Les orages et les pluies diluviennes ont fini par éteindre les centaines de foyers qui ont ravagé le pays, mais de vas… [+2477 chars]
Judikael Hirel
2020-01-29 16:52:23




The Book Of The Dead: Artist Paints Nightmares With His Own Blood
Maxime Taccardi is an artist who is most notable for his unusual method – creating his pieces using his own blood. He studied art in collage, his thesis focusing on the monstrosity and what is considered abnormal by society. Currently he is a middle school ar…
Maxime Taccardi is an artist who is most notable for his unusual method creating his pieces using his own blood. He studied art in collage, his thesis focusing on the monstrosity and what is considered abnormal by society. Currently he is a middle school art … [+1367 chars]
Dmitry
2020-02-04 11:33:32




Jay Electronica Says His Album Is Done And That It Will Be Out In 40 Days
With his monstrous breakout single "Exhibit C," the tough and enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica stoked the kind of buzz that few rappers are lucky enough to build over the entire course of their career. Suddenly, Jay Elec looked like the future of the genre. B…
With his monstrous breakout single “Exhibit C,” the tough and enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica stoked the kind of buzz that few rappers are lucky enough to build over the entire course of their career. Suddenly, Jay Elec looked like the future of the genre. B… [+2011 chars]
Tom Breihan
2020-02-07 14:19:46

Blue–Green Distinction in Language
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In many languages, the colors described in English as "blue" and "green" are colexified, i.e. expressed using a single cover term. To describe this English lexical gap, linguists use the portmanteau word grue, from green and blue,[citation needed] which the p… [+41276 chars]
Contributors to Wikimedia projects
2020-01-22 20:44:35




Move that butt, with some banging music from Noncompliant – it’s what makes you human
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that... jacky thing. Noncompliant's latest remix embodies a certain sound that makes the tuchas move. And hey, evolution is on her side. The post Move that butt, with some banging music from Noncompliant – it’s what makes…
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that … jacky thing. Noncompliant’s latest remix embodies a certain sound that makes the tuchas move. And hey, evolution is on her side. “The secret is in the booty,” says Noncompliant. Her approach to production and digg… [+4744 chars]
Peter Kirn
2020-01-29 15:22:32




Jay-Z Explains Why He & Beyoncé Stayed Seated During The National Anthem
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/Shutterstock (9889941a) Beyonce Knowles, Jay Z Beyonce and Jay-Z in concert, ‘On The Run II Tour’, Pasadena, USA – 22 Sep 2018 The 2020 Super Bowl has come and gone, but the drama surrounding game day st…
Skip navigation! Now ReadingJay-Z Says He Wasn't Protesting At The Super Bowl Demi Lovato moved audiences in Miami's Hard Rock Stadium and those of us at home to tears with her heartfelt rendition of the national anthem. But when a video began circulating t… [+2349 chars]
Ineye Komonibo, written by Ineye Komonibo
2020-02-05 20:16:36




The apparent meaning behind the Shakira tongue meme
It is purported to be an Arabic chant called ‘zaghrouta.’
It is purported to be an Arabic chant called ‘zaghrouta.’ Jennifer Lopez and Shakira brought it home during the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show with their incredibly fun, upbeat and athletic performance. There was one moment, though, that folks couldn’t stop ta… [+822 chars]
SB Nation Staff
2020-02-03 02:42:17




Shakira's Super Bowl "tongue-wiggle" a nod to her Arab heritage
The tongue-wag, called a zaghrouta, is used by women in Middle Eastern and North African cultures to express joy and strong emotions.
Moments after Shakira's performance alongside Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl halftime show, memes surrounding one moment from the "Waka Waka" singer's performance immediately went viral.  At a memorable point during the show, the 43-year-old Colombian arti… [+2540 chars]
natacha larnaud
2020-02-03 18:52:01




Some Saudis apprehensive over 'blistering' social change...
Social changes sweeping Saudi Arabia have been embraced by many but Ibrahim, a middle-aged teacher, frowns as he rejects the "blistering and shocking&qu...
Riyadh (AFP) - Social changes sweeping Saudi Arabia have been embraced by many but Ibrahim, a middle-aged teacher, frowns as he rejects the "blistering and shocking" reforms that are breaking long-held taboos. The kingdom's ambitious de facto ruler, Crown Pr… [+4668 chars]
Haitham El-Tabei
2020-01-31 15:52:39




The Best Gigs To See In London This Month: February 2020
Live music time.
Photo: Pien Muller Want to get out and hear some live tunes this month? Here's our roundup of some of the best gigs London's got to offer in February. At the time of writing there are tickets available for all the gigs we've included. IDER: North London duo… [+5252 chars]
Harry Rosehill
2020-01-30 10:45:06




Tabla meets beatboxing
Ilyas Raphael Khan aka Tablaboxing is all set to perform his unique music at the RagaMoon festival this weekend
Growing up in Jaipur, Ilyas Raphael Khan was exposed to traditional tabla playing through his grandfather, and started learning at the age of five. When he was 10, he heard the contemporary vocal percussion form of beatboxing. The tabla player decided to blen… [+2425 chars]
Narendra Kusnur
2020-01-29 16:13:15
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