Kateb Yacine, quand tout est dit!

Tous les peuples sont frères, des frères orphelins, il faut qu'il se retrouvent. Kateb Yacine, par les quelques citations sur le Tamazight, les femmes et la liberté de pensée réfutant le pan-arabisme et se revendiquant de la Kahena, dans sa dénonciation de la conquête et de l'oppression musulmane, m'a toujours paru être un auteur intéressant car finalement je me retrouve parfaitement dans son Maghreb et pour une partie au moins de ma famille, je partage son histoire.

Burma: My…and more! Part 1

I've just come back from a trip into mysticism, culture, beauty and humor...let me quickly share this with you before my busy life takes away the wonderful flavours of an amazing civilisation. Myanmar or Burma? Only the UN and Switzerland where I live use Myanmar for what Aung San Suu Kyi and her partisans call … Continue reading Burma: My…and more! Part 1

“12 years a slave” revisited

We, Jews, have a special connection with the African-Americans. There is no doubt in my mind about this, although fewer Afro-Americans are now willing to agree about this connection. Pharaoh, Let my people go, We shall overcome...all these are songs that ring in our common psyche. We celebrate each year Passover, the time when we … Continue reading “12 years a slave” revisited

“Fall and Recover” and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre narrative by John Scott

His dance company, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, has some interesting dancers with very different bodies and styles, ex Cunningham , fierce, passionate Irish dancers from Dublin used to working in adversarial conditions for dance, then there’s Florence from Togo – spine damaged in three places...and all the others. Read more about this fascinating cosmopolitan company

Interdependence Day Dublin 2013

IDDAY 1 quick notes: Kingsley Aikins, Founder of Diaspora Matters: Be Irish dress British think Yiddish Oislin Quinn, Lord Mayor of Dublin 200'000 pax not Irish but Dubliners City built by foreigners (Vikings) You've got to make people feel ownership of any project you have as a Mayor. Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State/Education 2013 Gathering … Continue reading Interdependence Day Dublin 2013

Amazing Amazonia

Amaz...ed note about an Amaz...ing city on the Amaz...on, with its variety of coexisting architecture, from the wonderful but largely dilapidated buildings which witnessed the European influence and early development of the Metropole in the Jungle to super modern infrastructure and beautifully restored buildings...in a way, Manaus IS Brazil, a bit of everything with a definite taste for exotism, european flavours and supernature!

Berbela, le cœur de la Favela

Artistes et confusions en tout genre, le premier jour au Brésil fut une entrée en matière pour le moins...brésilienne! Ebouriffante rencontre d'un monde à la fois très proche et totalement inconnu. J'espère que les images reflètent mon intense sentiment d'être à la fois chez moi dans cet univers cosmopolite et très loin de mes repères sociologiques une fois de plus!