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Things That Make Me Smile No. 230: Music from Gambia

Sona Jobarteh, live on tour, sings a song named for her homeland of Gambia. The music is powerful and her instrument, the Kora, is new to me. Enjoy. If you want to learn more about Jobarteh, here is her website: … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 226: Art and Music

The Atelier des Lumières museum in Paris, France, offers a fascinating and immersive experience in art while still staying true to the artist’s vision. This video, made during their Van Gogh exhibit, gives some sense of their program, but is … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 223: Strumming on the Inside

My sister sent me down a YouTube rabbit hole recently when she shared a video of someone playing the guitar as seen from behind the strings. I believe I’ve posted one of these before as a smile, but if so, … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 221: Music of Lightning

Active Tesla coils look like bottled lightning dancing to a song. It wasn’t until my husband sent me this video, though, that I learned the lightning can sing human compositions. Enjoy an odd cover artist, electricity itself, performing Africa by … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 219: Found Music

Humans are driven to make music. We find notes anywhere. Have you ever started tapping at random only to turn the noise into a drumbeat? Or heard a glass object ping and explored its range? Well, this video takes it … Continue reading

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