DakhaBrakha is from the Ukraine. SOURCE: http://www.bayareabalkan.com/events-1/2018/7/18/dakhabrakha

Forget Hip-Hop. Country music, too. Rock & Roll? Passé. I’ve seen the future, and it’s DakhaBrakha, a “world-music quartet” from Kyiv, Ukraine. They play what one wag calls “gypsy jazz.”

DakhaBrakha (aka Daxa Braxa) means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. I stumbled across the band on National Public Radio’s…

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Bob Dylan once wrote, “Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.” Who am I to argue with that?

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Roger Searle Payne recorded communication between whales.

In 1970 Roger Searle Payne released an album featuring some of the biggest singers of all time — and I don’t mean Elvis, The Beatles or Frank Sinatra. Payne recorded whales. Humpback whales.

According to WIKI, Payne is “an American biologist and environmentalist famous for the 1967 discovery (with Scott…

Please journal about this. I'd ike to follow your progress. Why? Because I've read a bit about the 4-day work week, but never talked with someone who'd actually done it ...


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