Author: williamnakulski

music-and-activism

Music and Activism: A Platform for Change

Music is widely considered a universal language. Through any genre, musicians can convey emotions that speak to their audiences on a variety of levels and send important messages from the immense platform they possess. The subject of these messages can be celebratory, melancholic, or, in more extreme cases, protesting. Throughout history, musicians have tapped into their talents to address a… Read more →

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Tackling the History of Judo

While the history of many martial arts is shrouded in mystery because of their sheer antiquity, Judo has the benefit of being a comparatively young and well documented art. Now a global sport with a hallowed position in the Olympics, Judo has a rich and interesting backstory reaching all the way back to the 16th century, though its true formation… Read more →

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5 of Today’s Most Underrated Musicians

In the highly competitive music industry, even musicians that experience a slight taste of success often seem to go unnoticed by much of the world. These five talents fit into this category, making our list of today’s most underrated musicians. Rationale a.k.a. Tinashe Fazakerley Even with fans including Elton John and Katy Perry, this Zimbabwe native singer and producer’s powerful… Read more →

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Traits of a Successful Musician

There’s no magic formula for how to write the perfect song or how to become a household name, though people have long searched for one and continued to come up dry. However, there are some important character traits that will serve all aspiring musicians faithfully as they climb their way into the public eye.   Integrity | No matter what… Read more →

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Why Your Child Should Enroll in Music Lessons

Keeping your children active outside of school is extremely beneficial to both their physical and emotional growth. From after-school sports to extracurricular clubs, the opportunities are endless. However, one of the most beneficial programs children can be involved in is that of instrumental lessons.   Whether they are playing piano, violin, guitar, or drums, music lessons can improve academic performance… Read more →

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Comparing Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing

Following what many would consider the biggest fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the comparisons between boxing and mixed martial arts were flung into the spotlight, with each side arguing who would win in the varying styles.   Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 10th round by technical knockout, which was fairly expected. McGregor’s boxing skills, while… Read more →

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How Blues Influenced Modern Music

According to Glenn McDonald, there are approximately 1,264 genres of music. From classical, to rock, to hip-hop, to jazz, the sounds created by musicians within these styles provide auditory pleasure for people all over the world. What many people may not know however, is that much of what we hear today, i.e. pop music, was influenced directly by a single… Read more →