Posts Tagged ‘Maya’
Pianist Omri Mor, born in 1983, raised in Jerusalem, started playing at the age of 7 and was soon attracted to many various styles of music. He studied classical music at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin Oren and Dr. Assaf Zohar, jazz piano with Prof. Slava Ganelin and saxophone legend and educator Arnie Lawrence, and currently under classical piano master Ms. Shoshana Cohen. In addition, Omri had studied, since the age of 14, under the guidance of the Oud player and ‘paytan’ Nino Elmaghribi Biton, who taught him the basics of Andalousian music in the Algerian style. He had won the highest scholarship given by Israel-America music foundation five times in a row. Omri performs with major Israeli jazz artists such as Avishai Cohen (bass), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Omer Avital, Eli Degibri and many others, and has cooperated with international artists like Marlon Browden, Marcus Baylor, Philip Harper, Keon Harold, JD Allen, Jay Rodriguez, Marc Miralta, Raynald Colom and more. In addition, he has played with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra. He plays regularly in jazz festivals in Israel and abroad, and has lately performed with Israeli rock artists Berry Sacharof and Micha Shitrit, as well as with ethnic artists such as Algerian Rai pianist Maurice El-Medioni and groups such as the Maghreb Orchestra (led by Hannania Biton Nino ElMaghribi ), the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra and paytans …
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Linux comes in all sorts of flavors — it’s part of what makes the OS so confusing to new comers. To make matters worse, some of the most popular variants are actually based on other distros, such as Linux Mint, the refreshing desktop that’s based largely on Ubuntu. So, if you’re wondering what’s new in the Mint 13, a good place to start is probably our review of the aubergine OS. Of course, Maya has a few wrinkles of its own — including a pair of desktop options dubbed MATE and Cinnamon. MATE, as you may recall, was introduced in the last version, but Cinnamon is all new (read: a tad unstable) and built on a modern framework using Gnome 3 and Clutter. There have been a few other new additions, including a new display manager in MDM and a switch to Yahoo! as the default search engine. As usual with these things, you can download it and try it out for free at the source.
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The world’s most famous artist named M.I.A., Mathangi Arulpragasam, has a new album coming out next week. It’s called Maya, but it’s stylized as /\/\ /\ Y /\ because writing like you’re in an AOL chatroom in 1996 is cool all over again. The album has already leaked online, so let’s discuss it a little bit. Yes, it’s relevant to the wild world of technology.
The first thing you see is the cover art. As you can see here, M.I.A.’s face is obscured with old-style YouTube seekbars. That’s what happens when you design cover art months before its release.
This may be a reference to her video for the song “Born Free.” It was quickly banned from YouTube owing to its violent nature. (It was unbanned after a time, but placed behind an age-gate.) I suppose people cannot handle metaphor in 2010. America’s Got Talent, but sitting through a video that deals with complex subject matter isn’t one of them.
So, what better way to fight the power (YouTube is nothing more than an extension of The Man into our lives, at least that’s how I’ve interpreted some of the lyrics) than by replacing the age-old “censor bar” with YouTube seekbars?
I actually don’t mind M.I.A. I like the fact that she lashes out at anyone and everyone who she perceives to be her enemy. She may be a bit, I don’t know, “packaged,” but that doesn’t make her a bad person.
Remember, kids: the headphone’s connected to the iPhone, iPhone’s connected to the Internet connected to the Google connected to the Government.
Props to CrunchGear