“Where Will it End” and its new version!

The world has always been ruled by violence but also by the goodness of the soul. And the good side is always seen with music, where, through a song, you are able to express something. Even when it comes to tragedies and the heart is broken, music always exists. That’s why today we want to talk about a song that is having a great success all over the world, named “Where Will it End“. This masterpiece, made up of Clayton Bryant, reminds to the horrific massacre at Garissa University College, where many young students were killed, because of crazy people, who belong to religious and political beliefs different from theirs. A tragedy that has hit not only Africa, but the whole world, because it let us remember how cruel man can be without real motivations.

 

But Clayton Bryant with his song wants to bring back this sad event and at the same time he offers everyone hope and the desire to fight against those who are prisoners of ignorance. It does not matter the skin color, the place we live in, and the religious and political traditions we have: we are all human beings. Bryant wants to send this message to all people who often fall into prejudices. And with his song, he is having a great success.

This is possible also thanks to the Italian song writer Mariano Schiavolini who helped him in this project, offering a musical base mixed with percussion and the main elements of acoustic guitar, piano and bass. Also important is the presence of Nicolette Turner, who is the main voice of Where Will It End. The song is also special thanks to the collaboration with the well-known Soweto Gospel Choir, who has used a really powerful and exciting sound. Among the most beautiful phrases in this song we have to mention: “When you are the danger in every shadow, then only you can do it right” and “Tell me how can you hate me when you do not know me? You should hurt me before we met, and tell me, who was it that told you, that I could never be your friend?”

 

With the success of the Bryant version, the composer and producer Mariano has thought about the creation of a second version of Where Will it End, but named “Till the End of Time”.

Here, the musical style is a bit different: mainly jazz, a relaxing sound, accompained by other mix of music genres. Also in this version, the main theme is the terrible massacre that we do not have to forget: people need to stay strong and fight for their own freedom. We need to share the love, not jealousy or bad behaviors. We have to save the souls of the humans.

 

So what do you think about “Where Will it End” and “Till the end of Time”? If you haven’t known these songs before, watch their official videos on You Tube!
– Where Will it End: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aWxQBA6xx4 
– Till the End of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrlz0fixBq0

LUCIA ALIBERTI CELEBRATED 40 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL CAREER AND RECEIVED THE “GOLDEN BELLINI AWARD”

Lucia Aliberti with Direktor of Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Gerhard Kampfe and Prof.Giuseppe Montemagno, President of SCAM

 

Lucia Aliberti celebrated 40 years of international career on 21 july 2017 in Berlin , as a guest star of the concert at Gerndarmenmarkt in the city where she started her career at the Deutsche Oper as the protagonist of the opera “Lucia di Larmermoor”  where she had such a triumphant success that even Maestro Herbert von Karajan went to listen to her.

On the same evening Lucia Aliberti received the “Golden Bellini International Awards” (Premio Bellini d’Oro)  which was delivered by prof. Giuseppe Montemagno, president of SCAM of Catania, birth place of Vincenzo Bellini.

Lucia Aliberti has sung at the world’s major Opera Houses and Concert Halls worldwide including : Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Covent Garden London, Bolshoi Moscow, Metropolitan Opera New York, Colon Buenos Aires, Concertgebow Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall New York, etc.

Lucia Aliberti was guest star of International Galas from UNESCO and UNICEF.

She has sung for Pope Wojtyla Johannes Paul II in the occasion of the “Jubilee of the world families” at the Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican Rome, for Prince Charles of England at the United Nations Paris, for the german Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Bonn and Berlin, for Margaret Thatcher, for Heads of State, Royal Families etc. 

 

www.luciaaliberti.com

 

 

Ambra Mattioli

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Aladdin Insane is not a tribute to David Bowie only, but also a real celebration in his honor.
That is how we want to define this tribute band dedicated to the great “Thin White Duke”. Through their performances, you will find yourself going through Bowie’s entire career. Moreover, what makes them even more special is the band’s solo voice, Ambra Mattioli.

Ambra Mattioli

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The style and similarity to Bowie makes this Italian woman unique! So what about her musical career? Ambra has contributed to several groups, starting from “Cronosfera” in 1976 to “Clips” in 1986, participating in the Italian tour of Nico Velvet Underground with the role of support group.

 

Her real Bowie adventure began in 2007 with the “Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs“, a tribute band to David Bowie. Her strong passion for the White Duke grew more and more until she reached the current tribute band of Aladdin Insane.

Ambra is similar to David Bowie from a behaviour perspective, including the multifaceted expressive forms. The art of this woman is not only, the music: Ambra Mattioli is also a painter! She attended to the “Scuola Libera del Nudo” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and created many paintings, always appreciated during her personal exhibitions.

 

Ambra is also a writer! She published several books, as “Paradigma Imperfetto, Storie di universi periferici” (The Flawed Paradigms, Stories of bordering universes), a collection of nine short stories. They are possible and impossible tales, where she leads the reader, and the characters across the threshold of bordering universes, which are similar, and yet never identical to our own. Places of the mind, soul and body, which the instinct rather than the intellect can recognize.

 

She also wrote a trilogy: “La trilogia di Ambra”, which takes place in about 50 years of history.  The books are “The Arcade,” a horror science fiction book, “Il Collezionista di Opportunità” and “Fatti per non durare”, a pure science fiction-related theme to the whole humanity. The trilogy, published as “Amber’s World”, consists in English in two books: “The missing piece of the puzzle” and “The other face of God”.

 

Ambra Mattioli is a woman with several interests and she is determined in all the work she does, even though music takes the first place in her heart. Dave Thompson, author and journalist, quoted Ambra several times and dedicated her, page with photo in his book “The Freakiest Show: The Armchair Guide to David Bowie Versions 1964-2017”.

 

Director Andrea Pallaoro noticed her talent in interpreting David Bowie and chose her for a scene of his “Hannah” movie. The film is in competition at 74th Venice International Film Festival and for Ambra it was a unique and exciting experience.

If you want to know more, or to stay updated on Aladdin Insane’s shows, you can visit their official website: www.aladdininsane.com , their Facebook page or the YouTube Channel .

 

To find out more about Ambra Mattioli or even to know her future projects, just visit her official website! www.ambramattioli.com , her own Facebook page  or the YouTube channel .

Principles of Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change you want see in the world“, said Gandhi.
Who was Gandhi? What were his ideas?
Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiwas the leader of the Indian independence during the British colonialism.
He was called Mahatma, which means “high- souled”: this because he changed the destiny of the nation thanks to some great ideas.
His main principles were based on “Self- Determination of People”, “Non- Violence”, “Passive Resistance” and Religious Tolerance”.

 

1. Self- Determination of People. According to Gandhi, the Indians had to decide how to govern their country, because their conditions of misery depended on the power by British colonizers.

 

2. Nonviolence. This concept has not a negative interpretation in terms of political action but it possesses in itself the positive charge of universal benevolence. So it represents the “pure love” that is present in the sacred texts of Hinduism, the Gospel and the Koran.

 

3. Passive resistance. Gandhi refuses violence as a fight strategy.
However, he proposes a strategy that consists in passive resistance, which means to do not react to the provocations of the violent people. In addition he brings the Indians to the civil disobedience, based on the refusal to undergo of unjust laws.

 

4. Religious Tolerance. Gandhi dreamed about the peaceful and respectful coexistence of the many ethnic groups and the freedom of religious professions in India.
This could be an important richness for the country, making it united. Unfortunately, this hope did not work as Gandhi expected.

 

Among his quotes we want to mention this top five:

1. “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit”.

2. “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could”.

3. “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.

4. “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment”.

5. “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”.

Tourist Destinations: Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country.
It is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and it has the lowest population density among the countries of Europe.

 

Climate:
The climate is different in the various areas of the island.

Iceland’s winter is not too cold, because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, which touches the island on its south and southwest area. Summers in Iceland are very short and rather cool. Typically on hot days (in July) the temperatures are just over 20 °,  and this is already considered a major heat wave, while at night the temperatures are around 10 ° While, in northwest because of the influence made by the cold winds of Greenland, the climate is therefore much more rigid. Accordingly there is the absence of a real summer. Glaciers occupy more than 10% of the entire country and their extension exceeds the total of glaciers across continental Europe.

The rains, are mostly influenced by the wind direction. The area with the lowest rainfall of the island is located in the north of the huge Vatnajokull glacier.
The other incredible thing is that snowfalls can occur even in early June and late August.
Obviously, because of the weather, Iceland is unsuitable for the agricultural sector.

 

Religion:
According to the Constitution, Icelanders have their religious freedom.
The official religion is Lutheranism, professed according to the National Church of Iceland (named Þjóðkirkjan).

 

Capital:
The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík. Here you can see the 40% of the country population.
Reykjavík is also the main industrial center and it has a port and an airport.
Furthermore, in this city, the quality of life is quite high thanks to a good economic situation.
The other “cities” are mainly situated along the coast. In addition to Reykjavik, also in the south, you can visit the cities of Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur, Selfoss and Keflavík, which is home to the international airport.
In the western part of Iceland there is the city of Akranes, while in the north you can visit Akureyri and Húsavík. Finally, in the eastern area there is the important center of Egilsstaðir.

 

Food:
The Icelandic cuisine is very simple and it is mainly based on local production.
However, the restaurants are expensive, so you should buy cheaper food in the supermarket. In addition, the majority of the hotels can offer a fully equipped kitchen available for all.

In alternative, there are always hot tables and kiosks of hot dogs which are considered the best ones of the world.

Also important is the steamed food: for cooking Icelanders use the geothermical heat source.
The “hardfiskur“is one of the most famous “snacks” of Iceland, which consists of strips of Haddock (a Nordic fish similar to cod). Fishing, is a relevant economic resource: the variety and quality of the products are very high.
Among their specialties we have to mention the Skyr, which is similar to cheese and yogurt and the “Astarpungur”, which consists of balls of fried dough (very similar to the well-known donuts).

 

Drinks:
Did you know? In Iceland is almost impossible to find bottles of water, even in the supermarket! Why? Because water is potable in the whole country so you can drink it simply through your home sinks.
However, in Iceland is important the production of Coke: in fact, this country is considered one of the main producers of the world.

Also beer is really produced: Thule, Viking and Egils are the three most well-known beer industries.

 

Tourism:
Despite the climate, Iceland has its own importance in the field of tourism, thanks to its enormous glacial and volcanic areas together with its rich and unique cultural heritage.

The most venomous snakes you Must avoid!

The most venomous snakes you Must avoid!

There are some very dangerous animals in our world.

First of all, we must distinguish the adjective “venomous” from the adjective “poisonous“, since, believe me, people get them confused a lot more than expected. You can describe an item, food, animal as “poisonous” when it can poison you if you bite it or eat it. On the other hand, “venomous” can describe an animal that can poison you if it bites you.

That being said, when we think of venomous animals, the first thing that comes to our minds are snakes. There are tons of snake species and they all have different fangs, scales and lenght. Some of them are innocuous and some of them are really dangerous. Luckily for you, the ones you should avoid at all cost live in remoted areas (unless you live in those areas…).

Even snakes experts need to handle these ones with care. So here’s a quick list of 4 of the most dangerous snakes in the world:

  1. Saw Scaled Viper: this snake is a viper and lives mostly in India, China and South East Asia. It’s very fast and its bite can cause heart failures and septicaemia.
  2. Black Mamba: this snake lives in many areas of Africa and is the fastest land snake in the world. Just 0.25 mg/kg of its venom can kill a human in 50% of cases.
  3. Eastern Brown Snake: this snake mostly lives in Australia and attacks only if it feels threatened. It mostly stands still, but if it feels the need to defend itself it can chase and repeatedly attack its victim. Its venom is very powerful and even a youngling can easily kill a human with a bite. However, they hardly use venom in their bites.
  4. Fierce Snake: Also called the Inland Taipan, this snake has such a strong venom that even 110 mg of it can kill up to 100 humans. A single bite of the fierce snake can kill a human in 45 minutes.

If you don’t like snakes, well, just hope you never come face to face with one of these guys!

Meatballs with vegetables: the recipe

Do you want to cook a particular type of meatballs?
Let’s try to bake them with mixed vegetables!

Ingredients:
2 potatoes
2 zucchini
200 grams of smoked cheese
2 carrots or lettuce
2 slices of bread
2 eggs
20 g of grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon of flour
a pinch of salt
oil
grated bread.

Method:
Boil peel and mash the potatoes
Wash the vegetables (carrots and zucchini), cut them into small pieces and brown them.
Soak the bread slices in a bowl with water.
Combine in a bowl all ingredients and mix them.
How to make the meatballs?
Form the meatballs with your hands and pass them in a dish with grated bread (in this way they will appear more crunchy!)

Store them in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
After the half hour pull the balls out of the fridge and cook them on a pan that contains oil and fry them. They will be ready when they seem browner thanks to the colored crust.
There is also an alternative way to cook your meatballs with vegetables: you just have to put them in the oven for 20 minutes (obviously, they have to stay in an apposite container for oven) at 180 degrees.

Serve them and enjoy your meal!

What do you know about Everest?

The Everest is the highest mountain of Earth.
Its name is not universal: in fact, it is also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma.
However, the name Everest (that is commonly used today) was introduced in 1865 by the General Andrew Waugh in honor of Sir George Everest, who worked for many years as head of British Geographers in India at the service of the British crown.

Main features of Everest:

The Everest has pyramid shape, It is made up of three walls and three crests.

The three walls are:

North Wall (Chinese), which overlooks the Rongbuk glacier;
East wall (Chinese), overlooks the Kangshung glacier;
South West face (Nepal), which overlooks the Khumbu glacier.

While the three crests are:

Northeast crest that divides the north and east walls and start from step Rapiu La (6548 m). It also divides the Rongbuk glacier in two parts: eastern and a western.
Southeast crest, which divides the south-west and east walls and start from the South Col (7906 m) and it joins the Everest with Lhotse (8516 m);
Finally, West crest that divides walls north and southwest and it begins from the step of Lho La (6026 m) which links Everest with Khumbutse (6636 m).

Unconventional Ways People Got Rich.

Unconventional Ways People Got Rich.

People get rich, sometimes rather low-key individual can become millioners. It sure seems strange and unbelievable, but it takes only one good idea and a lot of force of will and anyone can increase their income to incredible levels.

In time, a lot of creative people became rich thanks to their weird and marvellous minds and here’s a nice and funny list where you’ll find amore about some of these geniuses.

  • Youtubers: this one was quite obvious. Everyone knows about YouTube and how many Youtubers got the opportunity to earn a steady income just by uploading daily videos online with a youtube partnership. One example is obviously PewDiePie, who can make up to 7.4 million dollars a year with video game walkthroughs.
  • Yogurt in an abandoned factory: this is the story of Hamdi Ulukaya, the inventor of the famous brand Chobani Yogurt. He started his business as an immigrant and started producing his yogurt in an old abandoned factory. In five years he earned 1 billion dollars in revenue.
  • Selling Pixels: Yeah, selling pixels. I mean, each site on the web is made up of millions of pixels. That’s what Alex Tew though in 2005. He was a student struggling to pay his college tuition, so he bought a 1 million pixels web space and started selling each pixel for a dollar to whoever was interested. Well, he made 1 million dollars in a few months.
  • Pet Rocks: Gary Dahl liked to decorate rocks with eyes and mouths. He started selling them as funny little fake pets and he sold 1.5 million pet rocks. Each one was 4 dollars.
  • Selling Garbage: Trining Climaco dropped out of high school and started sorting through garbage and selling what she found. She became rich in a matter of months.

When you read about these stories you might get the feeling that you’re missing out. Well you are! Get creative and rich. I mean, someone became a millioner by selling rocks with eyes, I think you can do better!

God bless cookies.

God bless Cookies.

Everyone loves cookies.

Cookies are among the most famous baked goods in the world. They’re eaten everywhere, from Europe to America and Asia, mostly thanks to big food company that sell standard quality take-out desserts.

A cookie is a baked good, usually small, sweet and flat, containing flour, oil or fat and sugar. The cookie dough is set out on a baking tray in groups of small balls that will spreaden and widen in the oven, forming the cookies. These sweet goods usually contain chocolate chips and chunks. They can also containa raisin, nuts, almonds or oats.

In many English speaking countries this baked goods are usually called “biscuits” and can be referred to as cookies only if they’re chewie enough. Cookies are sold in convenience stores, markets and vending machines. However, fresh cookies are sold everyday in bakeries and and coffeehouses.

Etimology and history.

The term “cookie” can be linked to various kinds of sweets and it’s usually referred to american or british specific baked goods. However, this term actually comes from Denmark, from the word  “koekie” which means “little cake“. The use of this term spread in America with the foundation of the first Dutch settlement of New Netherland in the 1600s.

According to scottish tradition and history, the term cookie derived from the verb “to cook“, a product of the ancient Middle Scots word “cukie“. There were many trades between scottish settlments and Danish people at the time and many traditions and words may have been influenced by these commercial and cultural exchanges.