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"Austin, Texas," oil on canvas, 5x6', by Christa Palazzolo :: via FFFFOUND!
by Nate Barksdale for Culture Making

There’s a cheap/free good music convergence happening at’s mp3 store this week: Emmylou Harris’s splendid, splendid album “Wrecking Ball”, a brilliant sonic reinvention of songs by Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Neil Young, Jimi Hindrix, and Daniel Lanois, is on sale for just $2.99 for the full download.

And as if that weren’t enough, they’ve got a dozen or so world music sampler albums available for free download, including this eight-song compliation from the always-inspiring Soweto Gospel Choir. Did I mention it’s free?

a post, 7 October 2008

The high school football team in Euless, TX (population 52,900) starts their games by performing the haka, a chanting dance used to intimidating effect by New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team. What’s odd/interesting about this is that the Maori chant was appropriated by the team’s contingent of Tongan players—whose parents moved to the town to work at DFW airport—and has led to a greater sense of acceptance of the Tongans into the larger community. How’s that for multiculturalism?