When cultures coalesce

When cultures coalesceWhat happens when traditional anthropology is turned on its head? What happens when two extreme cultures come face to face with each other? And, what happens when five men from the remote tribal island of Tanna in the South Pacific, used to wearing nothing more than a ‘namba’ (penis covers made of grass), dress in trousers and jackets, visit extremely different societies in the UK and US to take a closer look at their working class? Well, firstly they feel uncomfortably hot with all those clothes and they also offer insightful critiques on modern society.>>>

hoduraa Tumat’s first solo concert

hoduraa Tumat’s first solo concertChoduraa Tumat was the first woman to break the traditional Tuvan prohibition on throat singing by women, by founding the women’s folk group “TyvaKyzy”. And now she has given a solo concert in front of Moscow audience in the Cultural Center “Dom”.

Tumat founded “TyvaKyzy” and has been the leader of the group for 11 years; she is the solo singer of the group.>>>

3 presidents stand together to launch Haiti relief drive

 3 presidents stand together to launch Haiti relief driveReporting from Washington - Three presidents from opposing parties stood united outside the White House this morning to signal the launch of an aggressive private fundraising drive for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti.

"These two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of Haiti and the world," Obama said of the former presidents flanking him in the Rose Garden. "In a moment of need, the United States stands united.">>>

"Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite

 "Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by SatelliteHundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says.

Satellite images of the upper Amazon Basin taken since 1999 have revealed more than 200 geometric earthworks spanning a distance greater than 155 miles (250 kilometers). >>>

Giving new life to her native language, Ojibwe

Giving new life to her native language, OjibweDorene Wiese hopes to revive language and is president of the American Indian Association of Illinois.

When Dorene Wiese was a young girl she would listen to the stories her family members told as they gathered around her kitchen table.
Relatives often reminisced about harvesting rice, or more precisely manomin, from the marshes of northern Minnesota. They told stories of getting into canoes and using hand paddles to knock the grains into their baskets.>>>