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Enjoy an award-winning series showcasing the beauty of our planet and the unique artistry and vibrant cultures of its extraordinary inhabitants.

Music as the Food of Love: Dr. Aryan Tavakkoli (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Music as the Food of Love: Dr. Aryan Tavakkoli (vegan), Part 1 of 2

The song we just heard is 'Finding Paradise,' written and performed by Dr. Aryan Tavakkoli, a vegan singer and songwriter from the United Kingdom. Dr. Tavakkoli is no ordinary musician; her professional area of expertise actually lies in the field of medicine. In addition to holding a medical degree from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, UK, she holds qualifications in ve
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-18   62 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-18

The Venerable Ani Choying Drolma: Nepalese Singing Star Nun

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The Venerable Ani Choying Drolma: Nepalese Singing Star Nun

The country of Nepal is the ancient land where the venerated Lord Shakyamuni Buddha was born, as was respected Buddhist nun, humanitarian, and internationally renowned singing star Ani Choying Drolma. Young Choying did not have a lot of freedom and often suffered beatings from her father, who had an unstable temperament. Due to her father’s mistreatment, and the gender inequalities she experienced
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-16   276 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-16

Whatever Belongs to Caesar Must Be Returned to Caesar, Part 1 of 5

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Whatever Belongs to Caesar Must Be Returned to Caesar, Part 1 of 5

Today, we would like to present an Aulacese opera entitled “Whatever Belongs to Caesar Must Be Returned to Caesar,” which emphasizes the values of honesty and loyalty. “My name is Chu Thiên. I was an orphan at a very young age and endured a very hard life. A few days ago, I was peeking into a classroom to listen to the words of the sages. I couldn’t help myself from stealing a few books and was be
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-12   287 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-12

The Soulful World Music Artist - Liron Man (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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The Soulful World Music Artist - Liron Man (vegan), Part 2 of 2

Aside from music, what are his other passions in life, and how in turn, do these affect his music? Let’s continue our interview with Liron to learn more. “I study TaoYoga, and also teach TaoYoga arts. It's very hard to say what TaoYoga has contributed to my music. But it's very easy for me to say what TaoYoga has contributed to my life. So, everything in my life is affected by TaoYoga. And by thos
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-11   137 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-11

Sharing Songs in Quarantine, Part 2 of 2 - Raising Each Other Up

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Sharing Songs in Quarantine, Part 2 of 2 - Raising Each Other Up

In today’s show, we will hear three uplifting songs performed by various groups during the recent precautionary lockdowns. The first song, written by acoustic folk duo MaMuse, is called “We Shall Be Known.” It is performed by the UU the Vote Virtual Choir at the “How We Thrive” live event. The event is an initiative by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our next song, “For Such a Time
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-09   230 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-09

The Soulful World Music Artist - Liron Man (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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The Soulful World Music Artist - Liron Man (vegan), Part 1 of 2

The term “World Music” was coined in the early 1960s and refers to the type of music that embraces a wide range of styles associated with different cultures, ethnicities and traditions around the world. The musicians use conventional or unconventional instruments and often sing in different languages. In the past decade, one of the emerging artists in this category who has attracted much media att
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-04   238 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-04

Sharing Songs in Quarantine, Part 1 of 2 - Worshipping Together

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Sharing Songs in Quarantine, Part 1 of 2 - Worshipping Together

In our present time, where the challenge of COVID-19 has forced many churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques to close temporarily, people of faith have nonetheless still found ways to worship and sing together as a group – virtually! In today’s show, we will hear three beautiful songs of worship performed by various groups during the recent precautionary lockdowns. First of all, let us listen t
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-02   268 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-03-02

Life and Songs of Nana Mouskouri, the White Rose of Athens

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Life and Songs of Nana Mouskouri, the White Rose of Athens

Nana was born as Ioanna Mouskouri on October 13, 1934, in the township of Chania on the Island of Crete, Greece. Ever since the launch of her international singing career in the early 1960s, the global pop icon Nana Mouskouri has thrilled listeners around the world. With her soaring, angelic voice, singing in 15 languages in genres including pop, folk, classical, jazz, French chansons, and movie s
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-23   295 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-23

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 5 of 5

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 5 of 5

And next is the song with the title “A Story at the Beginning of the Year” sung by Aulacese (Vietnamese) vegan singer Hồ Quỳnh Hương. “On the way to the temple on New Year's Day After a year with my insides in knots There's much hope waiting for me Expecting more luck and less misfortune.” Next is a song “Kharkhorin” brought to us by the Mongolian initiates. The song is about noble people translat
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-20   325 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-20

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 4 of 5

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 4 of 5

"The next program is presented by the Taichung center in Taiwan (Formosa), 'Celebrating Spring at the Spiritual Paradise.' The drum array is a folk art performed during the Lunar New Year to create an exuberant and inspiring atmosphere. Here, the golden mouse, flower umbrellas, and lanterns create a sense of reunion and New Year festivity. In the program, we have a monologue and a cross-talk on th
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-16   512 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-16

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 3 of 5

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 3 of 5

Next is “Impression of Tang Dynasty,” a Chinese classical dance With elegant dance moves from the Tang Dynasty, she will express the glory and prosperity of a vegan world. Next is “Echo of the Prairie” from Mongolia. The first part is a traditional Mongolian acapella folk song about horses, nature, and beloved parents. The second part is a horsehead fiddle performance by a Mongolian musicia
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-12   531 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-12

Out of Fashion, Part 2 of 2

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Out of Fashion, Part 2 of 2

Last week, in Part 1 of the drama entitled “Out of Fashion,” we learned about Tuấn, a Quan Yin practitioner, and his parents who set out on an eventful journey to seek advice concerning their son’s lifestyle choices. And now we invite you to join us for the conclusion. “Dear Deity...” “Don’t have to say it, I already know. Now, close your mouth! Close your eyes! This is Supreme Master Television.
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-11   286 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-11

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 2 of 5

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 2 of 5

"Our next program is a fan dance called 'Sincerity,' brought to us by Busan Center in Korea. The Korean fan dance is a traditional dance that depicts the elegance and beautiful heart of the Korean women. The performance expresses our longing for God and the desire to progress spiritually in spite of so many hardships and difficult situations on the path of spiritual practice. Let’s give them a war
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-09   514 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-09

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 1 of 5

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration with Our Association Members, Part 1 of 5

Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival according to the lunar calendar, is a happy time of greeting the coming of a new year and a new spring with families and friends. On January 25, 2020, our Association members united at the New Land Ashram in Taiwan, also known as Formosa, to celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year. Together, everyone enjoyed an array of colorful cultural programs, ranging from drum
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-05   876 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-05

Out of Fashion, Part 1 of 2

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Out of Fashion, Part 1 of 2

Welcome to Part 1 of our drama entitled “Out of Fashion,” written and performed by our Aulacese (Vietnamese) Association members. This is a story about Tuấn, a Quan Yin practitioner, and his parents whose struggle to understand their son’s lifestyle choices finally led them to their own realization of what is truly good for them. “ I hope my vegan cooking skill is not so bad.” “It’s better than me
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-04   496 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-04

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light

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Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. For example, since early 2020, in order to protect their citizens, many countries have either strongly encouraged or required people to stay at home. In light of this situation, the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, originally set to take place on May 16, 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was cancelled. As we stand strong togeth
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-02   311 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-02-02

Ethiopian Art, Part 3 of 3

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Ethiopian Art, Part 3 of 3

Similar to that of other cultures, Ethiopian music reflects aspects of religion, culture, and daily life. For example, Ethiopian Orthodox Christian spirituality involves music performed with various traditional instruments. The main folk instruments of Ethiopia are the begena, the kirar, the masinko, the washint, the sistrum and the kebero. The begena, a large instrument with ten strings, i
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-28   219 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-28

WILD 2020 - A Virtual Dance for the Animals

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WILD 2020 - A Virtual Dance for the Animals

For the last two decades Crystal Silmi has been a professional dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer whose repertoire ranges from classical Middle Eastern dance to modern-day hip hop. An ardent animal rights advocate, Crystal follows a compassionate vegan diet and uses her talent to fight for our helpless animal friends. Following her 2017 stage production of 'WILD – Endangered Specie
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-26   221 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-26

A Dazzling Vegan New Year Celebration , Part 8 of 8

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A Dazzling Vegan New Year Celebration , Part 8 of 8

“Bring all the baskets of money out here, OK? At least I can give it to the performers. It’s not much, it’s just symbolic. It’s a coin. We get on with the best job. Like this. Come here, everybody. Each country, one person come. Korea, India, Âu Lạc (Vietnam), Mexico, China, Mongolia, Hungary. Come nearby. New Zealand. UK, Mongolia, US. Huh? Indonesia, and you? China. Anybody just hold my arm wher
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-22   745 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-22

Ethiopian Art, Part 2 of 3

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Ethiopian Art, Part 2 of 3

In Ethiopia, most traditional costumes are made of Ethiopian cotton and woven into Gabi for men and Netela for women. A Gabi is a handmade cotton cloth worn over the shoulders and upper body, and a Netela is a handmade scarf-like two-layered cloth made of cotton with colorful borders. Each Ethiopian tribe or ethnic group has its own clothing styles and types. Thanks to the dedicated skills of Ethi
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-21   389 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2021-01-21
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