Archive for März, 2007


Published on Samstag, März 31st, 2007

Ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar, head of music research and product develop- ment at the independent record label Putumayo World Music in the last years, has founded a new record label called Cumbancha, a „Cuban word of West African derivation that refers to an impromptu party or musical jam session“ (Cumbacha). The first release was the album […]

The Garífuna Culture

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Documentary by Milton Guity Jr. Interesting video about what means the Garífuna Culture to Garínagu residing in New York, USA.

Mapuche Research Paper

Published on Freitag, März 30th, 2007

In 2002 I spent March and April in Santiago de Chile for a short-time trainee- ship in the Non Governmental Organization Centro de Estudios Ciudadanos. Contrary to all my expectations I was requested to start a short research about the necessities and interests of capacities in Mapuche women in the metropolitan area of Santiago. In […]


Published on Samstag, März 24th, 2007

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist. Visit Knut at his blog and see his friends …

The Barbarian Treasure

Published on Dienstag, März 20th, 2007

„When a ship sank to the bottom of the Rhine at Neupotz in Rhineland-Palati- nate in the 3rd Century A.D., it took with it over 700 kg of metal artifacts of the Roman period, precious and mundane. Thanks to an international reco- very effort, visitors to the Römisches Museum in Augsburg can soon immerse themselves […]

The Return of Wintertime

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After a long missing and almost forgotten wintertime here in the Allgäu in the South of Germany, snowdrops and crocusses had already blossomed and everyone was preparing for an early spring. We should have known better! Even the early days of May we get snow almost every second year. So March is definitely still a […]

„How to eat white sausage“

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„Why is Bavaria famous everywhere throughout the world for its Bratwurst?“ I ask myself in a previous entry on the Oktoberfest a couple of weeks ago. Not only for its Bratwurst in general but also for its Weißwurst in particular. The 22nd of February 1857 the beer cellar „Zum ewigen Licht“ at the Marien- platz […]

Kanzelwand – Allgäuer Alpen

Published on Montag, März 5th, 2007

„Zu Hause ist es eben doch am Schönsten!“ Kanzelwand – Allgäuer Alpen

Silent Post

Published on Freitag, März 2nd, 2007

An already wide-known installation by Angelika Böck titled „Stille Post“ (Silent Post) introduces the new exhibition „Afrika – der andere Blick“ (Africa – the other view) at the Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren. Till the 6th of May sculptures of colonial Africa can be marvelled at as a subject to „the other view“ of African artists. Most of […]