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Yuletide Greeting

Posted by Lojah on December 20, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey folks,

 

I almost can’t believe another year has gone by and so much has changed, but it feels really good to be moving forward into the next phase of life.

 

I have a couple 2017 shows booked already and a few more tentative dates coming up. If you’re in the Pensacola area you should come hang out.

 

2017 Dates

Jan 6, Twelfth Night at the Back Porch Bar and Grill

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day at the Back Porch Bar and Grill

 

Check Lojah.com for details.

 

In the spirit of the season you can swing by the Moody View and read my most recent post on the Yuletide and the Real Reason for the Season. After that there are some interesting subjects on Eight Christmas Characters Most Americans Don’t Know, and Wassailing, the Roots of a Christmas Tradition.

 

I wish you all a great Yuletide season and I look forward to seeing you in the coming year.

 

Until Next time,

Lojah

 

9 Top Irish Drinking Songs

Posted by Lojah on November 7, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Irish have produced some of the best drinking songs ever written. Characterized by their catchy melodies, comical lyrics, and their tendency toward tragic endings; a good night of pub-singing is a communal activity with much crowd interaction and participation. The following is a list of my top nine Irish Drinking Songs, in no particular order. Why nine? If you must ask, perhaps you need to learn more about the Irish.

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Rastafari, Zion and a Religious Irony

Posted by Lojah on August 25, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Fans of Reggae music understand how intimately tied it is to the Rastafarian movement from which it was born. Rastafari is a religion, a philosophy, a way of life and a social movement. Depending on whom you ask regarding the nature of Rasta, you’ll get a different combination of these basic premises.

Rastafari emerged from the poor black communities of Jamaica in the 1930s. The roots of the ideology lie heavily in the collective experience of slavery and Marcus Garvey’s back to Africa movement. The poor religious people in the shanty towns of Jamaica may not have known much about world history, but they understood the Old Testament stories referring to Egypt and Ethiopia were taking place in Africa; that mystical homeland that legend had endowed with mythic stature.

 

 

Mass Medias Effect on Anthropology, Nationalism and Native Awareness

Posted by Lojah on August 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Modern anthropological studies are placing an ever growing amount of importance on mass media. This interest came about in large part as a reaction to the up rise of nationalism leading up to World War II, and the growth of mass communication and media. Since that time anthropology has shifted from the mere study of indigenous cultures into the study of nations, states, political ideologies, institutions, and all the instruments of nationalism.


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