It’s always good to meet other people. If you want to learn, reading a book or two is great, but if you get the chance to meet people that share your interests and passions the learning process gets a whole new dimension.
This is why we aim to pair our literature with activities where readers can meet and interact with other readers and with the authors of the stuff they’ve been reading. These activities are an important part of our business concept.
There is so much beauty in Sami Culture and Music. Listen to the song Unna Nieiddas by Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska and the group Adjagas. Do you know about joiking? A joik is actually called luohti in Northern Sami (voulle in Southern Sami). Here’s a few lines from our interview with Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska:
”Every person has a luohti, and every animal, mountain and streem. Your luohti trails behind you, and someone who knows you well enough can catch it, and give it voice. The luohti in Unna Nieiddas, for instance, is a child-luohti – my own daughters actually. The luohti follows a child, and evolves as the child grows.”
The works of this sharp mind, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, PhD Lisa Feldman Barret, lays the foundation for our understanding of how music connects with emotion. We write about it in our books, and Lisa has been kind enough to review, and give us feedback. You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions.
7 – 10 September at CCBB Brasília: Dia de Luz, Festa de Sol!, Brazil is celebrating the 80th anniversary of one of its most acknowledged songwriter: Roberto Menescal, one of the front figures of the Bossa Nova style of music. We talked with Mr Menescal about his life and his songwriting, interviews that will be featured in the next book in our series on songwriting.