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Connecting Cultures

July 10, 2013

‘Tis that time of year when Muslims around the world begin their annual month of fasting for Ramadan, a religious tradition that predates the advent of Islam, but has found new meaning for Muslims since then.  Ramadan began this

July 3, 2013

Today, people learning about a new culture may look to food, art, history, and language (which is what Cheng & Tsui is all about!). But what about the way a culture plays?

March 22, 2013
Ticket stub to Bob Marley & The Wailers performance in Japan.
March 13, 2013

日本語ロック論争, or the Japanese-language rock controversy, infused the post-Beatles G.S. world of Japan.

March 5, 2013

Okay, okay, not all J-Pop comes from ビートルマニア, or, Beatlemania, but, without the Beatles, it is likely that the modern Japanese music scene would be radically different.  Similar to 1950s and 1960s American rock, Group Sounds formed the baseline for the modern music industry.

February 28, 2013
Lima's Center Square

February 14, 2013
Bangkok's Chinatown, with the city's ubiquitous dtuk-dtuks!

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