Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The Kosova government has just announced a competition for the new National Anthem. The rules are that it should be 30 seconds to one minute long and have no lyrics. The other rules are that “It should also bear no similarity to the anthems of any country, party or movement, or imply loyalty towards any particular ethnic community.” I still can’t decide if the part about having no lyrics is ridiculous or cool. Read here

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

The current senior design class at byu is having an exhibition on the theme “Water, Politics and Hope” at the HFAC on the fifth floor. There is some nice work there. Images below are of Tara Shields presenting visually the concept of “water-stressed” countries.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

During one of her shows in Tokyo last month, Bjork dedicated her song “Declare Independence” to Kosovo. You can read a small article about it here. She was also scheduled to play EXIT Festival in Serbia this summer, but her performance is now canceled by EXIT’s general manager. Read about it here.