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Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Creative Writing Lessons”

Neil Gaiman while answering questions about Creative Writing tackles the question all writers hate; where do you get your ideas from? He jokes about this first but then explains why this is, and why this is such a difficult question for writers

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Living in Germany: 10 myths about culture 

Culture is one of the driving engines for German soft power. The federal and state governments invest more than 10 billion euros annually in cultural endeavors like youth theaters, music schools, chamber orchestras, renovations of historical buildings or museum expansions. That adds up to 123 euros per citizen – the cost of a mid-sized Ikea bookshelf […]

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Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Make Up Your Own Rules”

In this Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts, author and Artist Neil Gaiman talks about how the world is change, and the creative industries are changing with it, and encourage us to “make up your own rules”

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For Inspiration: “Constelação Carinhoca” by Mundo Livre S/A

Founded in 1984 and confined for nearly ten years in the garages on the periphery of Recife band led by Fred Zeroquatro proposed in the 90s – along with the late Chico Science – the universal and update the northeastern music. ‘s Sound World Free S / A has since reprocessing samba with new wave […]

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For Inspiration: “Procure Saber” by Mombojó

“Procure Saber” by Mombojó

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For Inspiration: Barbatuques’ “Ayú!” featuring Naná Vasconcelos

The American jazz magazine DownBeat named Naná Vasconcelos percussionist of the year every year from 1983 to 1991 […]

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For Inspiration: “Tio Macaco” by Snarky Puppy

This is precious: Snarky Puppy playing Forró

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From Brazil: Forró and Northeastern Music

Besides the general forms of samba, baiao/forró is the most important pop music form of expression in Brazil […]

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For Inspiration: “Tropicalia” by Marcelo Machado

Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art […]

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For Inspiration: “Cicatriz” by Nação Zumbi

This piece approaches the theme of scars either in it’s literal or figurative sense […]