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DE – Raga CDs of the Months (02/12): Evening & Night Ragas – Violin (part 1)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 1, 2012

The Indian self understanding of >late evening< following a long working day is “be funny” and “joyfulness”. The raga group of kafi, bageshri and sindura ragas represent this mood. The evening ragas like yaman, shree, marwa and purvi can wake the emotions of prosperity and active live.

date of broadcasting …

2nd February 2012 – 09:00 p.m. CET (03:00 pm EST) @ radio (DE/Berlin)
(premiere: 23rd October 2006 @ Tide 96.0 FM)
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Evening and night ragas – part 1 with some listening examples of the Indian violine … also see later part 2 (being broadcasted on 16th February 2012 @ radio

First time the violine was introduced in India at it’s times of the British colonialisms at the end of the 18th early 19th century. This western instrument was picked up in the southern part of India enthusiastically and soon became an integrative part of the Carnatic (South Indian) music.

The violin has the ability to reproduce every shadow nad nuance of the vocal music, however only some few representatives exist in the Northern part (Hindustani Music) less than in the Southern part of India. Especially the women established themselves as violin players like Kala Ramnath, Anupria or Sunita, daughter of the female violinist Minto Khaund or Sangeeta Shankar, Kala’s cousine and Gingger the niece of L. Shankar (violinist) and daughter of L. Subramaniam (violinist), all representatives of the younger music generation…

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DE – Raga CDs des Monats (02/12): Abend- & Nachtragas – Violine, Teil 1 (evening & night raags) …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 1, 2012

Abend- & Nachtragas (Teil 1) – mit Hörbeispielen der indischen Violine …
(s.a. Teil 2 mit Sendetermin am 16.02.2012 @ radio

Nach einem arbeitsreichen Tag wird im indischen Verständnis der späte Abend als die Zeit des “Lustig seins und der Fröhlichkeit verstanden. Diese Stimmung verkörpern die Ragagruppe von Kafi, Bageshri und Sindura Ragas. Die Abendragas wie Yaman, Shree, Marwa oder Purvi können Glückseligkeit und ein Gefühl der Lebendigkeit wecken.


02. Februar 2012 – 21:00-21:58 Uhr CET (03:00 pm EST) @ radio (DE/Berlin)
(Premiere: 23. Oktober 2006 @ Tide 96.0 FM)
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Die Violine wurde erstmalig im kolonialen Indien des frühen neunzehnten Jahrhunderts eingeführt. Sie ist im südlichen Teil Indiens enthusiastisch aufgenommen worden und war bald ein integrierter Bestandteil der karnathischen, der südindischen Musik.

Obgleich das Instrument die Fähigkeit besitzt, jede Schattierung und Nuancierung der Gesangsmusik zu reproduzieren, gibt es weniger Vertreter im Norden als im Süden Indiens. Besonders aber die Frauen konnten sich auf der Violine in Indien etablieren, wie Kala Ramnath, Anupria oder Sunita, Tochter der Violinistin Minto Khaund oder Sangeeta Shankar, Kalas Cousine und Gingger, die Nichte von L. Shankar (Violine) und Tochter von Dr. L. Subramaniam (Violine), alles Vertreterinnen einer jüngeren Musikergeneration…

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Their music helps the medicine go down

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 1, 2012

February 01, 2012
By Vanessa Martinez, For The Inquirer

A duo sings and plays for hospitalized children. “We need to make them smile,” says one performer.

Elise Strand was stuck in her hospital bed, undergoing high-tech wound therapy, when two musicians came into her hospital room to play at her bedside.

She requested a love song. Their voices carried like a breeze through the room – a harmonious, delicate blend rising to a crescendo of echoing guitar strings.

“Oh wow! That was great. That was amazing,” said Strand, 14. Her eyes were wide with excitement. “I love the guitar. It’s an amazing instrument.”


f.l.t.r.: (1) Cris Valkyria (left) and Lou Paglione sing and play at Children’s Hospital of… (SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Staff Photographer) – (2) Elise Strand , 14, of Burlington, was elated by Valkyria and Paglione’s music…

Before her treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the teenager from Burlington once played the guitar herself. She was forced to stop after she developed a rare skin disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The HS caused inflammation and painful boils in Strand’s underarms that made it difficult and painful for her to play.

Strand was in the hospital undergoing vacuum-assisted closure (VAC), which helps drain the discharge and promotes rapid healing. The music made her time in bed more bearable.

Strand wasn’t the only kid to get a lift from a musical interlude. The two musicians who sang for Strand, Cris Valkyria from Philadelphia and Lou Paglione from Williamstown, were part of Musicians on Call – a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City that brings volunteer musicians to the bedsides of patients each week. WXPN-FM (88.5), the University of Pennsylvania public radio station, partnered with Musicians on Call in 2004 to form the Philadelphia branch.

WXPN Musicians on Call play for patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Valkyria and Paglione, performing as “Cris and Lou Children’s Project,” began volunteering at Children’s Hospital and St. Christopher’s more than a year ago. They visit between 15 and 30 children a month with their alternative-indie-folk-rock-pop music.

When they’re not on call, the two also play together in the band Cris Valkyria and the Opponents.

They began writing songs for kids when Valkyria realized she could use music to help parents with child-rearing. She was having trouble potty training her son at the time, and composed a catchy song to make the job easier. Now, Valkyria and Paglione’s “Potty Training Song” and other songs such as “Thank You” focus on manners and life lessons.

(Source February 01, 2012 | | articles collections: News | Children’s Hospital)

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study: Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 1, 2012

by Prof. Nico Carpentier(PhD)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.

Based on three years of work by some thirty-five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth of industry lobbies that have reshaped laws and law enforcement around copyright protection. The report argues that these efforts have largely failed, and that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.

Major Findings

  • Prices are too high. High prices for media goods, low incomes, and cheap digital technologies are the main ingredients of global media piracy. Relative to local incomes in Brazil, Russia, or South Africa, the retail price of a CD, DVD, or copy of MS Office is five to ten times higher than in the US or Europe. Legal media markets are correspondingly tiny and underdeveloped.
  • Competition is good. The chief predictor of low prices in legal media markets is the presence of strong domestic companies that compete for local audiences and consumers. In the developing world, where global film, music, and software companies dominate the market, such conditions are largely absent.
  • Antipiracy education has failed. The authors find no significant stigma attached to piracy in any of the countries examined. Rather, piracy is part of the daily media practices of large and growing portions of the population.
  • Changing the law is easy. Changing the practice is hard. Industry lobbies have been very successful at changing laws to criminalize these practices, but largely unsuccessful at getting governments to apply them. There is, the authors argue, no realistic way to reconcile mass enforcement and due process, especially in countries with severely overburdened legal systems.
  • Criminals can’t compete with free. The study finds no systematic links between media piracy and organized crime or terrorism in any of the countries examined. Today, commercial pirates and transnational smugglers face the same dilemma as the legal industry: how to compete with free.
  • Enforcement hasn’t worked. After a decade of ramped up enforcement, the authors can find no impact on the overall supply of pirated goods. 

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(Source: 02/01/2012 – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB – Free University of Brussels) – Communication Studies Department)

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Chapter 2 (24 pp.): Networked Governance  – Media Piracy in Emerging Economies Report (by Joe Karaganis and Sean Flynn)

Chapter 8 (60 pp.): INDIA – Media Piracy in Emerging Economies Report (by Lawrence Liang and Ravi Sundaram)


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Mit einer Musiktherapie das Sterben erleichtern

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 1, 2012

Elternverein Baden-Württemberg: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung bewertet Projekt “Transage” mit sehr gut / Das Lebensende erträglich gestalten

Boxberg. Für das gerade abgelaufene Europäische Grundtvig Lernpartnerschaftsprojekt “Transage” (Übergang vom Berufsleben ins Berufungsleben) bekam der Elternverein Baden-Württemberg mit Sitz in Boxberg vom Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BiBB) die Bewertung sehr gut.

(Quelle: 04/01/2012 – Das Nachrichtenportal

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