Estas Tonne : Cuban Dance & David’s Entry

Music by Estas Tonne (download/téléchargement) – – (check dates of next touring)
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’:

Olga Jegunova (piano)
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Cuban Missile Crisis documentary – part II

Cuban Missile Crisis documentary - part II

The US army forces and Soviet military commanders in Cuba almost started a nuclear world war in 1962. Learn more on
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Mark Cuban & Tai Lopez: 19 Lessons From Having A Billionaire Over At The House For 4 Hours

Self-made billionaires are no joke.

Billionaire Mark Cuban ( billion net worth, Shark Tank, Dallas Mavericks owner) dropped by the house today for 4 hours to play some basketball, talk books, and share some future trends to invest in.

I counted how many genius things he told me. It was 19 different points. He’s a damn smart man – one of the most observant and aware people I’ve talked to in a long time.

His reaction when I asked him how it felt to become a billionaire cracked me up, haha.

One powerful point is that you only have to win once. Then everyone will forget your past mistakes. So true…

Listen in and you will see why Mark’s a game-changer. Shoot a text to me or Mark on his free app, Cyber Dust (I’m under @tailopez).

For those of you in my advanced business Accelerator program, I recorded some private stuff with Mark just for you so go check it out.

If you aren’t in my program, you can apply for the Accelerator here:

Click here to grab a copy of Mark’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business:

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You can also listen to this interview on my podcast:

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Cuban Fire ( 3 minute )

This unique feature music documentary explores the rich history and global influences of the Cuban music through rousing live performances by world-renowned contemporary Cuban artists as well as moving interviews and rare historic footage.
Shot entirely in Cuba, captivating visuals and locations, “Cuban Fire” quickly and intimately familiarizes its audience with the emotional power and historical prowess of Cuban music.
“Cuban Fire” opens with two brief interviews then explodes with a title song composed by Edesio Alejandro over opening credits with a compilation Cubana visual, introducing our talented artists, including world renowned Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Barbarito Torres, Edesio Alejandro, Candido Fabre, and many more.
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This is some roughly cut video footage of a documentary film in progress by LILI BERNARD. The film follows the day-to-day life of transplanted Afro-Cuban dance and drumming master, Juan Carlos Blanco, who was the lead male dancer and soloist of Cuba’s national folklore company called, Raices Profundas (Deep Roots). Juan Carlos Blanco runs the Omo Aché Afro-Cuban Music and Dance Company in San Diego and Los Angeles, California. The film features Juan Carlos, his wife Roxanne Rojas de Blanco and their family and peers. Scenes include an inside look at Juan Carlos’ classes, rehearsals and performances, as well as his domestic life. Featuring Kati Hernandez, dancing Rumba.
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Mark Cuban Takes Down Skip Bayless and Steve A. Smith

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Great segment on ESPN’s First Take, as Mark Cuban dispels so many myths that Bayless has been spreading his whole career. And Steve A. is not immune. This is the whole clip.

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Documentary: Gays and Lesbians in Cuba — ¿Oye qué bolá? Cuban Voices on Sexual Diversity 2009

¿Oye, qué bolá? brings together a range of energetic and sincere voices discussing sexual diversity in 21st Century Cuba. The documentary includes interviews with: Mariela Castro – director of the National Centre for Sex Education (and daughter of President Raúl Castro), documentary filmmaker – Lizette Vila, psychologist – Mayra Rodrígez, and author – Tomás Fernández Robaina. Of equal importance, the documentary includes invaluable contribution to the discussion by ordinary Cubans from different walks of life.

Exploring past injustices, current prejudice, and hopes for a future without homophobia, OYE attempts to address myths and misunderstandings about the state of sexual diversity in Cuba.
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In this documentary we enter the mysterious world of voodoo. Know their origin, beliefs, gods, rites and best kept secrets, “The Mysteries of Voodoo”

00:07 Millions of people were captured in Africa and sold in America. By the end of the 18th Century, in Haiti alone, there was a population of more than 2,900,000 African slaves. After becoming a French possession in 1697, Haiti soon became America’s biggest producer of sugar and also one of the places with the highest number of slaves in the world.

03:42 Boukman, the leader of the browns, organised a great secret ceremony in BOIS CAIMAN. That night on 14th August 1891, a black pig was sacrificed and all those present drank its blood. The revolution of the slaves had begun. The message was very clear: cut off heads, burn houses and destroy plantations. In a few days more than a thousand whites were killed. The terrified white settlers started the legend that the blacks had made a pact with the devil that night in BOIS CAIMAN.

Voodoo is a religion that is very closely linked with nature and many of its deities dwell in rivers, valleys and mountains. There are many natural settings which are real sanctuaries. The faithful retreat to these places to meditate and meet their luas, or family spirits, and the principle forces of the Universe. These are spiritual observatories that enable them to communicate with the Great Beyond.

09:40 Limonat beach is a place of pilgrimage. Preachers from the most distant parts of the country come here to perform Guiné ceremonies and beseech the favour of Erzuli, mother Earth, the Goddess of Love, who is identified in syncretism with the Virgin Mary. They mainly offer food and rum and wait for Erzuli to appear, for her to take possession of someone’s body.

15:20 The lakús are self-sufficient population cells. Work is communal as is the product obtained from this work. Each lakú is run by a HOUNGAN, or voodoo priest, who is called MAMBO,

18:20 A great deal of ceremonies are performed in cemeteries among the dead. The people are not afraid of these places, and it is commonplace, and considered to be a great honour for someone to sleep on his father’s grave. The tomb of Baron Sammedi, the King of the Dead, can be found in all cemeteries, although in some it can only be identified by the people from the village, to stop outsiders working there. Normally, it can be recognised by its large cross and the first burial is made here.

19:25 Tonight, we are witnesses to an “expedition” made by a HOUNGAN from Artibonito, the region of Haiti with the strongest magic. fire is prepared with pine sticks and pieces of paper with someone’s name written on them, in order to tie somebody down, so that they cannot leave another person. They also use special powders made by the HOUNGAN. In voodoo these powders are very important. Each HOUNGAN has his own mixtures, which can go from healing powders to zombie powder. This ceremony is performed so that the Baron may deliver justice in a dispute and carry out the sentence on the guilty party. The red and black dolls represent the protagonists, men and women, of the lawsuit that is presented. When this powerful HOUNGAN is possessed, he has the power to eat glass. Baron Sammedi reigns over all the GUEDE, the spirits of the dead. When he mounts someone he acts like a joker and uses obscene language. This is the lua of sexuality and he falls in love with women; his dance imitates the coital act and he always smokes a lot.

39:36 We attended the rite of initiation into Cuban black magic, Palo Monte, by members of the secret society Awuaka. The essential difference between santeria and El Palo, is that here they work with the dead instead of with the saints. Once the initiation is over, the prendas mayombe must be fed. So a goat and two hens are sacrificed. Their blood will satisfy the appetite of the dead, who will help the newly-initiated member to follow the way of Palo Monte.

47:11 Umbanda is based on the worship of the EGUN, beings with great spiritual light, strength and wisdom. Their objective is to attract these beneficial spirits so as to do good. Here, drums and rhythm play a fundamental role. Each spirit has its own beat and its own cadence. Their altars are dedicated to the same deities as in voodoo and santeria: EXU, OGGUN, the warrior, LEMANYA, the siren, OBATALA, the creator, XANGO, and the rest of the African pantheon.