There’s not enough you can say about the brilliance of Benny Goodman, one of the greatest big band jazz musicians and clarinetists. His heyday was during the 1930s and 1940s yet he performed for decades afterwards, even up until his death in the 1980s.
Recently, a leader from Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia sanctioned the killing of apostates from Islam which has legitimate roots within Islam’s foundational texts. This week Hizb ut-Tahrir made the news again: The Australian reported about a video posted to Facebook by the Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, where two women demonstrated how Muslim men may discipline … Continue reading Hizb ut-Tahrir, wife-beating and the obfuscation of Silma Ihram
Another week, another interesting figure pops up in the news with controversial comments about Islam. This time it is Malaysian Member of Parliament (and former sharia court judge) Datuk Shabudin Yahaya.
Paco de Lucía (1947-2014) is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest flamenco guitarists. He was particularly famous for pioneering the ‘new flamenco’ style – de Lucía collaborated with other guitarists and blended flamenco with other genres, including classical, jazz and Latin fusion. Some of de Lucía’s well-known albums include Entre Dos Aguas (1975), Siroco (1987) and Luzia (1998).