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the jazz swingers

African masks. The surrealists and the fetish for the African mask. The Man Ray photographs, the Demoiselles D’Avignon of Picasso in which cubsim collapsed the figurative. The African iconography and jazz was a metaphor for the exotic and a key … Continue reading

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MUSIC & MADNESS: AN IMP OF A LIBRETTO

A cursed libretto is not your typical campfire ghost story.Its not a joking anecdote to be easily dismissed either. Its one helluva an imp who has displayed wildly inconsistent behavior over the years. ┬áThe specific association of music and madness … Continue reading

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APOLLONIAN TWANG

The guitar has never had it so ubiquitous. In its Iberian heydey when, after a battle between Spaniards and Portuguese, the losing army took to the hills, and left, it was said 11,000 guitars upon the battlefield. In the process … Continue reading

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