The News Review:
- Review: 13th ther Minds Festival has bad luck
- Let’s have fun said some and name a festival ‘Up Your…
- Deutsche Welle Festival Concert
- Ashkazar in line for Festival run
Review: 13th ther Minds Festival has bad luck
San Francisco Chronicle – Mar 8, 2008
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Let’s have fun said some and name a festival ‘Up Your…
The Age – Mar 8, 2008
Larissa DubeckiMarch 8 2008 IT HAS been an urban legend for years: that Moomba officially known as an Aboriginal word meaning "let’s get together and have fun" actually means "up your bum". Turns out it might be true. Linguists and historians say Moomba is a joining of the Aboriginal words "moom" meaning bottom and "ba" which alternatively means "up" or indicates a joke — in this case a joke played on the burghers of Melbourne in 1955 when they searched for a name for their celebration of civic pride. An exploration of the murky etymology of what is possibly Melbourne’s strangest festival Moomba: What’s in a Name? comes to no definitive conclusions. Bill nus of the Australian Aboriginal League is credited with coining the name in a 1951 play called An Aboriginal Moomba: ut of the Dark but family members interviewed for a video installation say he took the term from a book of indigenous words in good faith.
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert
Deutsche Welle – Mar 8, 2008
It was a time of tremendous musical creativity much of which centered around sacred music. This concert takes us through a complete cycle of church music as it would have sounded out there over the course of that one year. The pressure to achieve and to fulfill the expectations of oneself and of others creates gaps in our lives along with a need for ritual as people seek structures and orientation. This concert gave the audience at Berlin?s Concert House at the Gendarme Market – and radio listeners – opportunity for pause listening and contemplation.
Ashkazar in line for Festival run
BBC News – Mar 8, 2008
The four-year-old will land a £75000 bonus if he is wins at Cheltenham where he has three race entries. He led from start to finish at Sandown under jockey Timmy Murphy to beat Fredensborg by 3 lengths. “He was a very good horse on the Flat and he’s not bad over hurdles” said Pipe afterwards. The win gave the trainer back-to-back successes in the race after Gaspara’s victory 12 months ago and adds to the six successes by his father Martin.