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Creativity

Posted on February 23, 2012 with 0 comments
Greetings. I’ll be playing flamenco as well as Latin and classical music this Saturday February 25th from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Euro Café (546 E. Baseline Rd, Claremont, CA 91711 • (909) 621-4666 • www.eurocafeclaremont.com). Stop by if you want to experience what I write about below. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Musical Happiness In spite of those fine words in our Declaration of Independence, we live in a culture increasingly dominated by fear - militaristic, repressive, authoritarian, aggressive, paranoid, suspicious, regimented, conformist, negative, alienating, ignorant, intolerant, judgmental, and psychologically damaging. Nowhere in the posturings of the demogogues and pundits currently featured in our corporate media is there any mention of music or art, unless they’re urging cuts in the few governmental programs that support them. Music and art have no place in our political debates, and yet no country needs the positive energy of creativity [...]
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