Dreaming to Be Clean: Aterciopelados Prayer for the River

Aterciopelados is a Colombian rock band founded and led by Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago. They are famous for their musical style, a fusion of Colombian and other Latin American traditions, and for their consciousness of social and environmental issues and willingness to make them the focus of their art. Rio, River, is a prayer and a lament … Continue reading Dreaming to Be Clean: Aterciopelados Prayer for the River

Coming of Age in Red and White: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Furisodeshon

Happy Valentine's Day 2013 to everyone! Here's a little eye candy and ear worm. In Japan there is a holiday called Seijin no Hi, or Coming of Age Day, celebrated in January. Girls who have reached the age of twenty in the past year are dressed in elaborate, long-sleeved kimonos known as furisodes, signifying their … Continue reading Coming of Age in Red and White: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Furisodeshon