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NATIVE AMERICAN Music Awards launches new web page in honor of Native American Heritage Day, November 27, 2009, and as part of National Native American Month as proclaimed by the President of the United States each year, the Native American Music Awards & Association has published a photo gallery entitled, “Did You Know They Are Native American?” on their website to raise awareness of the contributions made by leading figures of Native American descent in the music, entertainment, and sports industries. Featured individuals range from [adapted for Spain by michelle]: Tina Turner (Navajo), Beyoncé (Creole), Cher and Jimi Hendrix (Cherokee), Angelina Jolie (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois), Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz and Burt Reynolds (Cherokee), Ava Gardner (Tuscarora), (continues…)
If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and… make a change!
This Abstract Expressionist painter, with a totally personal way to convey his idea of what human beings are like, died at the end of April 1992 in Madrid. This year the Prado Museum will be hosting the major retrospective exhibition on Francis Bacon (Practical Info), organised in collaboration with the Modern Tate Museum (London) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), to commemorate the centenary of the artit’s birth in October 1909. The exhibition wil be on from Feb 3 to April 19, in case you want to visit it.
F. Bacon loved visiting the Prado Museum so he eventually settled here. He would spend long hours looking at Goya’s and Velazquez’s paintings. Actually, that’s where he spent most of the time in his last year of life. In his own paintings, you can trace what he learned from Goya, Picasso, Munch, Van Gogh… You see, he was a self-taught painter. Looking at his pictures you can also feel how sad, angry or anguished he felt when contemplating the world. (He actually destroyed much of what he painted.)
Bacon Quotes: I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself. (More in comment below.)
If you are interested in learning about what Indian people’s lives are like a good option is to listen to Indian people themselves. (In 2000 they constituted less than a 1% of the population, after having been the 100% once…) Joy Harjo is a Muscogee artist, thinker & activist — she writes songs, music, thoughts, poetry.
FIXED LINK: On our webpage on Joy Harjo you can watch her in an 8-min video where she explores Reality Shows! Enjoy! 🙂 You’re welcome to post here your comments!