Estas Tonne : Cuban Dance & David’s Entry

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Estas Tonne’ is a charismatic being who is committed to the artistic expression and to the authentic unfolding of music. Authenticity and self-renewal makes him explore the individuality of sound and the possibilities of how the sounding source can create a space that arises creatively and that in the same time allows the listener to momentarily adapt it – for the purpose of wellbeing and for the purpose of a shift.

By traveling to countless countries and places Estas Tonne finds himself in several cultural references without identifying himself with a single nation or country, rather with the cultural richness of the world. His music is therefore a reflection of many approaches. A fusion of classical structure, technique of Flamenco, roots of Gypsy, characteristics of Latin and Electronic Soundscape – a variety of styles flowing into each other almost unnoticed and showing up as surprises in a harmonious structure of sound, reaching out differently in each performance, yet always in unique form and melody.

His music is getting shaped by emotional expression and a wide range of audible elements that not only stem from various music genres but from the access to emotions itself. They weave the sparkle of joy into the music, the tension of challenges, the velocity of excitement, the gentleness of openheartedness, the grace of divine connection and the balance of the “I” at ease.

Life in the immediate presence is therefore integrating itself technically and emotionally, acoustically and electronically, dynamically and most often silently. All these influences create a new soundtrack in each performance steadily raising the awareness for the transforming and powerful within the sound.

Two opposites are the fields from where the music is formed. It is the underlying structure of “I know“ and the additional uniqueness of improvisation with the starting point of “I don’t know“. This particular approach of creating music encompasses both, the foundation and freedom in the same time. Thus, the soundspace unfolds according to the respective situation and allows the composition, variation and musical theme to appear with variety instead of repetition in the melodic line.

The meaning of “meditative“ does not mean minimalistic or motionless in the musical happening, It rather means to create an access to the personal emotional biography, its focus and situative conditions. As different the listener’s state of mind can be, as dynamically different an Internal Flight can be experienced.

Estas Tonne’ performs at concerts, conferences, Street, Yoga, Art or other Festivals etc., yet he is involved in collaborations that range from different film projects, poetry, meditation to dance or circus art. His involvement in the film project “Time of The Sixth Sun“ shows him in the role of the traveling Troubadour who spreads a meaningful impact on society and the world while experiencing his inner transformation.

La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess who Captivated Havana, Madrid and Paris

La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess who Captivated Havana, Madrid and Paris, a biography by Alina García-Lapuerta

Featuring the Comtesse Merlin’s original composition ‘Air Espagnol’ (circa 1843). Read more about ‘The Lost Song’:

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How El Chapo Became World’s Biggest Drug Lord

Updated January 8th, 2016: After his escape from prison months ago there has been a hunt to re-capture El Chapo. It now looks like El Chapo has been captured again.

In this ten minute video we explain how Joaquin Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty” in Spanish, turned a start-up operation into a multinational criminal empire. For years he served as the CEO of the most powerful criminal organizations worldwide, the Sinaloa drug cartel.

After 13 years on the run he was finally captured.

Mexican marines ended the manhunt on a Saturday morning in Feb. 2014, by arresting Guzmán at about 6 a.m. local time in the beach town of Mazatlán.

Guzmán, 56, was found with an unidentified woman and no shots were fired. His arrest came on the heels of the takedown of several top Sinaloa cartel members in the last week.

According to U.S. authorities, Mexican forces acted on information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence.

On the night of July 11th it is reported that El Chapo Guzman has escaped from prison again.

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Ray Suarez, Erika Lee & Tom Gjelten present a dynamic portrait of America as the world’s melting pot at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Ray Suarez is a broadcast journalist and currently the host of the daily program “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America. He has been a senior correspondent for PBS “NewsHour,” host of the international news program “America Abroad,” host of the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” and a correspondent for CNN. His book “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation” explores the rich history of one of the largest minorities in the United States and chronicles the personal struggles and successes of Latino immigrants, poets, soldiers and other individuals who have influenced American history. Suarez lives with his family in the District of Columbia.

Speaker Biography: Author and scholar Erika Lee is the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants who entered the United States through both Angel Island and Ellis Island. She teaches history at the University of Minnesota, where she is also the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in immigration history and director of the Immigration History Research Center. She is an active public speaker who has received various fellowships and awards for her research, teaching and leadership. Lee’s scholarly specialties include migration, Asian Americans, immigration law, public policy and transnational U.S. history. She is the author of “Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America” and her new book, “The Making of Asian America: A History.”

Speaker Biography: Tom Gjelten has been a correspondent at NPR since 1986 and currently reports on issues of religion, faith and belief. He has received a Peabody Award and has covered social and political strife and war in Central America, South America, the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of “Professionalism in War Reporting: A Correspondent’s View” and “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause,” which is a history of Cuba focusing on the Bacardi rum family. His latest book is “A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story,” which explores the effect of the 1965 Immigration Act.

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Stephen Crane: Biography, Poems, Quotes, Books, Education, Facts, Writing Style (1998)

Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

The eighth surviving child of Protestant Methodist parents, Crane began writing at the age of four and had published several articles by the age of 16. Having little interest in university studies, he left college in 1891 to work as a reporter and writer. Crane’s first novel was the 1893 Bowery tale Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, generally considered by critics to be the first work of American literary Naturalism. He won international acclaim in 1895 for his Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, which he wrote without having any battle experience.

In 1896, Crane endured a highly publicized scandal after appearing as a witness in the trial of a suspected prostitute, an acquaintance named Dora Clark. Late that year he accepted an offer to travel to Cuba as a war correspondent. As he waited in Jacksonville, Florida, for passage, he met Cora Taylor, the madam of a brothel, with whom he began a lasting relationship. En route to Cuba, Crane’s vessel the SS Commodore, sank off the coast of Florida, leaving him and others adrift for several days in a dinghy. Crane described the ordeal in “The Open Boat”. During the final years of his life, he covered conflicts in Greece (accompanied by Cora, recognized as the first woman war correspondent) and later lived in England with her. He was befriended by writers such as Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells. Plagued by financial difficulties and ill health, Crane died of tuberculosis in a Black Forest sanatorium in Germany at the age of 28.

At the time of his death, Crane was considered an important figure in American literature. After he was nearly forgotten for two decades, critics revived interest in his life and work. Crane’s writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for The Red Badge of Courage, which has become an American classic, Crane is also known for his poetry, journalism, and short stories such as “The Open Boat”, “The Blue Hotel”, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, and The Monster. His writing made a deep impression on 20th-century writers, most prominent among them Ernest Hemingway, and is thought to have inspired the Modernists and the Imagists.
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LA LUPE – Biografia Part 1 of 5

Part 1 of documentary La Lupe: The Queen Of The Latin Soul from E! Entertainment Television Latin America.

Ben Carson: Books, Biography, Doctor, Education, Health Care, Debt – Interview (2013)

Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American author and retired neurosurgeon. He is credited with being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular conservative figure in political media for his views on social and political issues, spurring talk of his becoming a Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

Carson has written six bestselling[16] books published by Zondervan, an international Christian media and publishing company: Gifted Hands, Think Big, The Big Picture, Take the Risk, and America the Beautiful, and One Nation. The first book is an autobiography, and two are about his personal philosophies of success that incorporate hard work and a faith in God.

Carson’s book titled Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story was released by Zondervan in 1992.[17] A separate television movie with the same title premiered on TNT on February 7, 2009, with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the lead role and Kimberly Elise portraying his mother.[18]

On July 8, 2013, Carson joined The Washington Times as a weekly opinion columnist, and also writes for a digital magazine aimed at conservative African-Americans, called American CurrentSee.

Carson was the keynote speaker at the February 7, 2013, National Prayer Breakfast.[28] During his speech, Carson commented on several social and fiscal issues including political correctness, education, the national debt, health care, and taxation. On political correctness, Carson remarked: “PC is dangerous, because you see, this country, one of the founding principles was freedom of thought and freedom of expression. And it [PC] muffles people. It puts a muzzle on them.” On education, he compared current graduation rates with those 200 years ago: “In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville came to our country … anybody finishing the second grade was completely literate.” About healthcare: “Here’s my solution. When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account, to which money can be contributed, pretax from the time you are born, to the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members.” Carson spoke favorably of the flat tax system, which he prefers to call the Proportional Tax based on the biblical principle of the tithe.[29]

The speech was magnified because Carson’s views were generally interpreted to be politically conservative, and President Barack Obama was sitting 10 feet away. Conservative commentators from Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto of Fox News praised the speech as speaking “truth to power.” The Wall Street Journal had an op-ed titled “Ben Carson for President,” which stated that Carson “may not be politically correct, but he’s closer to correct than we’ve heard in years.” Columnist Star Parker wrote in a column that “Ben Carson owes no apology for honest talk.”[30] Fox News contributor Cal Thomas, however, opined that Carson’s remarks were inappropriate for the event and that he should apologize to President Obama.[31] Fox News pundit Bob Beckel also found Carson’s remarks inappropriate for the event, calling them “extreme right-wing talking points.”

In an interview with Neil Cavuto, Carson defended himself by saying, “Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies.” Carson appeared on the Fox News program Hannity on Friday, February 8, and was asked about a possible run for the White House. Carson responded: “If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it, I would.”

After the National Prayer Breakfast speech, Carson told ABC News: “I don’t think it was particularly political…. You know, I’m a physician. I like to diagnose things. And, you know, I’ve diagnosed some pretty, pretty significant issues that I think a lot of people resonate with.” Regarding the policies of President Obama, he said: “There are a number of policies that I don’t believe lead to the growth of our nation and don’t lead to the elevation of our nation. I don’t want to sit here and say all of his policies are bad. What I would like to see more often in this nation is an open and intelligent conversation, not people just casting aspersions at each other.”

Writing in National Review, Jonah Goldberg compared Carson to legendary African American leader Booker T. Washington.[36] Meanwhile, in The Atlantic, David Graham compared Carson to Herman Cain without the “personal skeletons.”
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Che Guevara Biography
Military Leader (1928–1967)
Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary allied with Fidel Castro who went on to become an iconic cultural hero.
Born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14, 1928, Ernesto R. Guevara de la Serna studied medicine before traveling around South America, observing conditions that spurred his Marxist beliefs. He aided Fidel Castro in overturning the Cuban government and then worked in a political post. Guevara later engaged in guerrilla action in Bolivia, where he was killed. He’s revered by many as a cultural hero.
Meeting Fidel Castro
Revolutionary leader Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che Guevara, was born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. After completing his medical studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Guevara first became politically active in his native Argentina and then in neighboring Bolivia and Guatemala. In 1954, he met Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and his brother Raul while in Mexico.
Guevara became part of Fidel Castro’s efforts to overthrow the Batista government in Cuba. He served as a military advisor to Castro and led guerrilla troops in battles against Batista forces. When Castro took power in 1959, Guevara became in charge of La Cabaña Fortress prison. It is estimated that between 156 and 550 people were executed on Guevara’s extra-judicial orders during this time.
Rise to Power and Death
Later, he became president of the Cuban national bank and helped to shift the country’s trade relations from the United States to the Soviet Union. Three years later, he was appointed minister of industry. Guevara left this post in 1965 to export the ideas of Cuba’s revolution to other parts of the world. In 1966, he began to try to incite the people of Bolivia to rebel against their government, but had little success. With only a small guerrilla force to support his efforts, Guevara was captured and killed in La Higuera by the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967.
Since his death, Guevara has become a legendary political figure. His name is often equated with rebellion, revolution and socialism. Others, however, still remember that he could be ruthless and ordered prisoners executed without trial in Cuba. Guevara’s life continues to be a subject of great public interest and been explored and portrayed in numerous books and films, including The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).


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Fidel Castro Biography – History Documentary

Fidel Castro Biography - History Documentary

commonly known as Fidel Castro August 13, 1926), the world in a The Cuban politician and revolutionary served as the Prime Minister and the Republic of Cuba after 1976 1959, President Political 2008 a 1976, the Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he served the First Secretary and one-party socialist state in the Cuban Communist Party rule until 2011. under Cuba into 1961; industry and business were nationalized and state socialist reforms were implemented in the general population. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1979 1983 and from 2006 until 2008
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Visit Blau Hotel Varadero, Cuba 2012

Blau Hotels & Resorts, Varadero, Cuba. A brief review at one Veredero’s best hotels on the strip in beautiful Cuba. Experience warm hospitality and amazing service at this all-inclusive 4 star hotel. Highly recommend the stay while visiting Cuba.
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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba comprises the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos. Havana is the capital of Cuba and its largest city. The second-largest city is Santiago de Cuba.[13][14][15] To the north of Cuba lies the United States (150 km (93 mi) away), the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are to the northeast, Mexico is to the west (210 km (130 mi) away), the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.
The island of Cuba was inhabited by numerous Mesoamerican Indian tribes prior to the landing of explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492, who claimed it for the Kingdom of Spain. Cuba remained a colony of Spain until the Spanish–American War of 1898, after which it gained nominal independence as a de facto U.S. protectorate in 1902. The fragile republic endured increasingly radical politics and social strife, and despite efforts to strengthen its democratic system, Cuba came under the dictatorship of former president Fulgencio Batista in 1952.[16][17][18] Growing unrest and instability led to Batista’s ousting in January 1959 by the July 26 movement, which afterwards established a government under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Since 1965 the country has been governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and with over 11 million inhabitants, is the second-most populous after Hispaniola, albeit with a much lower population density for the region. It is a multiethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, a close relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and proximity to the United States.
Cuba today is the only remaining communist state to receive a “very high” human development ranking from the United Nations, and ranks well in measures of health and education.

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John Kennedy | Solving The Cold Case Assassination | Biography Documentary Films

John Kennedy | Solving The Cold Case Assassination | Biography Documentary Films

John Kennedy | Solving The Cold Case Assassination | Biography Documentary Films.

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John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the “New Frontier” domestic program, abolition of the federal death penalty in the District of Columbia, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War all took place during his presidency.

Kennedy’s time in office is also marked by high tensions with Communist states, Cuba in particular. An attempt in April, 1961 at the Bay of Pigs to overthrow the country’s dictator, Fidel Castro, was thwarted by armed forces within three days. His administration subsequently rejected plans by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to orchestrate false-flag attacks on American soil in order to gain public approval for a war against Cuba. In October 1962, it was discovered Soviet ballistic missiles had been deployed in Cuba; the resulting period of unease, often termed the Cuban Missile Crisis, is seen by many historians as the closest the human race has ever come to war featuring the use of nuclear weapons on both or multiple sides.

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“Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 personal, intimate look at Hunter S. Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports. The documentary features interviews with Hunter’s inner circle of family and friends, but the thrust of the film is focused on the manner in which his life often overlapped with numerous Hollywood celebrities who became his close friends, such as Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam); Sean Penn, John Cusack, Hunter’s wife Anita, son Juan, former Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Tom Wolfe, William F. Buckley, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Steadman and others.
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Creating Graphical Masterpieces With Artists In Cuba

Cuban artists at Taller Experimental de Gráfica in San Ignacio use many different techniques such as lithography, drawing and painting. The basecampers get a deep understanding of the life of an artist in Cuba while touring the facility and chatting with the different artists. They learned about the printmaking processes that are unique to this facility and stumbled into some genuine masterpieces and true craftsmanship. Although the artists didn’t divulge much, there was obvious political commentary in much of the work.

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Basecamp is a reality documentary series about a bunch of friends travelling around the world seeking alternative experiences in popular travel destinations. Booking stereotypical resort packages for the logistics and security, we then bust off the grounds and interact with locals to find the best adventures possible.
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