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A timeless monologue on the Chinese takeover of Africa and the distractions of its environment.

I am going to talk about China's presence in Africa that has grown dramatically in terms of trade, investment, and infrastructure financing since the early 2000s. This sparked excitement about the potential for Chinese engagement with Africa to re-ignite the continent's economic growth, but it also raised concerns about the challenges that could arise. On one hand, China has pursued strategic relationships with African countries in a variety of ways. […]

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Living in New York as a musician of the Opera’s Grand Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfh8ynYS7X4 Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between […]

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THE LIGHT AND MUSIC EXPOSITION HITS LOS ANGELES IN THE FASHION WEEK

Like any music, jazz has its revolutions; its sudden incidents in infrastructure; its disruptive presences of unprecedented sound. Mostly it's slower than that, though, with years and generations of accretions before it seems to call for new vocabulary. That's one way to look at Winter Rockfest, whose latest incarnation occupied a dozen or so venues in downtown New York City last weekend. In a decade and a half of steady […]

todayMarch 10, 2020 26

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