Music Blog By Helewise Arends

The purpose of NZ Music Month is to celebrate music from New Zealand and the people who make it. The month of May has become firmly entrenched as part of the cultural landscape of music encouraging radio stations to play more local tunes and foster more of the New Zealand homegrown talent. It is 31 […]

    Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in the United States, in honor of Jazz as an early American art form. JAM was created in 2001 by John Edward Hassse and was initially funded by the Ella Fritzgerald Charitable Foundation. JAM was created to be an annual event that […]

  Easter (also called ‘Pascha’) is the time of the year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word ‘Easter’ comes from 2 old pagan spring festivals – The Old European pagan festival of ‘Ostara’ that celebrated new life and Arabian Sun festival of ‘Ishtar’. Easter is celebrated around the world […]

Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) proposed an anti-Pass campaign to begin on March 21, 1960. People of colour were to gather at Sharpeville without their reference books and present themselves for arrest. The protest included women, men […]

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March – the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. It is widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, esp. in the UK, North America, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Celebrations […]

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, The United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8 and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Person’s Day […]

“Music Therapy” A universal sentiment shared by Berthold Auerbach is that “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday Life”. *Music makes you happier. Researchers have found that when you listen to music you like, your brain releases dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. The next time you feel you need an emotional boost, listen […]

Music is inspiration of the heart with the composer combining the right melody with the right lines/lyrics for the ultimate explosion of music and words. There are time-less songs that brings back great memories or simply inspire us to live our daily life with a smile and encourage us to move on stronger. Here’s a […]

The romantic festival of St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated with enthusiasm in several countries around the world. In 1537, King Henry VIII declared, by Royal Charter, that all England would celebrate February 14 as “Saint Valentine’s Day”. It was originally started to celebrate love, fertility and new beginnings. One of the most popular customs of […]

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in The United States, Canada, United Kingdom & the Netherlands(as of 2016), where it is known as Black Achievement Month. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of African diaspora. It is celebrated […]

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