Thursday, March 30, 2017

Music by Tyrolean Manu Delago

April 8, 2015 by  
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We know that Germans are crazy enough to use a WOK, yes, the cooking instrument as sports equipment, but who know that one could make music with two of them? Tyrolean Manu Delago is playing these wok-drums invented by two Swiss in 2000 in Bern. “Hang” is the Bernese word for “Hand”. He studied drums […]

All Saints and Faithful Departed

November 1, 2010 by  
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After the Halloween craziness has died down, let’s take some time to reflect on its origins. The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. The first two days in November “Allerheiligen”, November 1st and “Allerseelen”, […]