The Art of Weaving

My grandmother (Allah yer7amha/May she rest in peace) was an extraordinarily talented woman. Despite her formal schooling ending when she was 13, she was a gifted, caring, intelligent polyglot with a knack for all handicrafts, particularly her native Belgian Lace. For 20+ years, Grama shared her beautiful Belgian lace with the public at the N.C.…

Now That’s What I Call MUSIKA, vol. 1

I've never seen such natural musical-inclination than I have in Samoan people. They can harmonize on the first try, pick up song lyrics after just one repetition, and they can all sing beautifully. (Honestly, I have not heard one "bad" singer here. It's absolutely amazing. And I'm slightly envious.) It's hard to recall a day…