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November 6, 2011

(S10,E11.) Music Special: Australia

Music Special: Australia

This episode features music of contemporary Australia. The music displays the influences of both music from other countries as well as the unique culture and history of Australia.

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December 15, 2010

(S8.E25.) Music Special: Jamica

Jamican Music Special

This special podcast presents a sample of music from Jamica. The introduction to the podcast provides part of the history behind the music and its influences.

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December 12, 2010

(S8.E20.) Music Special: Ocenia

Ocenia Music Special

This episode focuses on the island nations in Ocenia. The music artists relfect a wide range of music interest and influences. They also reflect the diversity of culture within this region of the world.

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May 2, 2010

(S7.E23.) Russian Federation Music Special

Russian Federation Music Special

Music is a powerful communicator of culture and values. This episode focuses on contemporary music of the Russian Federation. To learn more about the diverse music of the country, check out the entry in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Russia

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(S7.E22.) South African Music Special

South African Music Special

Music is a powerful communicator of culture and values. This episode focuses on contemporary music of South Africa. To learn more about the diverse music of the country, check out the entry in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_music

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(S7.E21.) Swedish Music Special

Swedish Music Special

Music is a powerful communicator of culture and values. This episode focuses on contemporary music of Sweden. To learn more about the diverse music of the country, check out the entry in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Sweden

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(S7.E20.) Brazilian Music Special

Brazilian Music Special

Music is a powerful communicator of culture and values. This episode focuses on contemporary music of Brazil. To learn more about the diverse music of the country, check out the entry in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E21.) Bazilian Music Special.m4a

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November 4, 2009

(S6.E4.) Spanish Music Special

Spanish Music Special

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This special episode focuses on music from Spain and how it helps to reflect its culture and history. Brooke from our course selected music from Criz and Rosa Delia Rodriguez. Brooke provides an introduction and then the music by Criz ("Vida Prohibida"" and Rodriguez ("Solu Tu", "Piel Morena", and "Lia"). Thanks to these independent music artists for sharing their music with you. Contact information for the artists is found on web links that appear on the screen if you are listening to the podcast through your computer.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E4.) Music Special Spain.m4a

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May 8, 2009

(S5.E18.) Music Special: United Kingdom Alternative Pop

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode explores the music of the United Kingdom through Alternative Pop. Music from the UK has been an important influence in the U.S. even before the "British Invasion" led most notably by the Beatles.

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March 29, 2009

(S5.E7.) Music Special from New Zealand

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode provides a sample of music from New Zealand. Paton from our class provides an overview of music in the country and then introduces the two music artists and the songs that she selected. Check out the international music category of your iTunes account to discover more music from around the world. There are hundreds of online radio stations broadcasting both traditional and contemporary music from countries.

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(S5.E6.) Music Special from India

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode provides some samples of music from a group in India. Sartu, a member of the class during fall 2008, identified an artist that played music typical of traditional Indian and Hindu traditions. Several of the songs fit better in the category of world fusion since they include several music traditions. If you are interested in the music, go to the radio station tab in your iTunes account and select the "International" category. There are several online radio stations playing traditional and contemporary music from India.

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October 5, 2008

(S4.E5.) Chpt. 5: Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Between WWI and WWII

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Five, Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship. It examines the time period between WWI and WWII to better understand the consequences of WWI and how those helped to fuel WWII. It was obvious to everyone what Germany and Japan planned to do. Both of them wrote extensively of their plans. They invaded neighboring countries. But there was no significant intervention by the other major world powers.

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(S4.E4). Chpt. 4: War and Revolution

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Four, War and Revolution. It examines World War One and influence that it had on the Communist Revolution in Russia following the war. In many ways the 20th Century began with World War One, the "War to End All Wars." Unfortunately, it wasn't

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(S4.E3.) Chapter 2: The High Tide of Imperialism

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Two, The High Tide of Imperialism. This chapter explores the way that many of the European countries interacted with countries in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Sometimes the relationship provide some benefits to the colonized countries, mostly the results were negative. The major case study for these relationships is India and the way that nonviolent protest was used to remove the British from power.

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(S4.E2.) Chapter 1: Industrial Revolution in Europe

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on Chapter One, Industrial Revolution in Europe. Many of the events, topics, and new ideas from this time period will influence world history down to today.

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April 20, 2008

(S3.E17.) Special Music: German electronic dance

Special Music: German Electronic Dance. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This features features contemporary music from Germany. The focus is with electronic dance music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_music While many countries share that music genre, Germany provides the example for this speicial music podcast. Kevin has identified four artists for this special podcast:
1. Ax, "Sense of life" http://www.diversity-production.de/
2. Stephen Thomssen, "I might fall"
3. Base-box, "Cold as ice club mix" http://base-box.de/
4. Sunburn in Cyprus, "Out of sight" http://www.sunburnincyprus.de/

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(S3.E16.) Special Music: United Kingdom

Special Music: United Kingdom. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This features features contemporary music from the United Kingdom. The "Britsh Invasion" of music has been influencing music in the United States for more than a generation. And U.S. music has been influencing British music as well. Elise has identified five artists for this special podcast:
1. The Graverobbers, "Now that you're gone", http://www.myspace.com/theegraverobbers
2. The 1990's, "You're supposed to be my friend", http://worlds-fair.net/1990s/
3. A Band Called Quinn, "The glitter song", http://www.myspace.com/abandcalledquinn
4. Le Chat Noir, "No one left to blame", http://www.lechatnoir.org.uk/
5. Beast with a Gun, "Oh, boy!", http://www.myspace.com/beastwithagun

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January 13, 2008

(S2.E12.) Special: Reggae Music

Reggae Music. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link Download file

“Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady. Reggae is based on a rhythm style characterized by regular chops on the off-beat, known as the skank. The tempo is generally slower than that found in ska. Reggae usually has accents on the 3rd beat in each bar, there being four beats in a bar; most people think it's accentuated on the 2nd and 4th because of the rhythm guitar. Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, an influence on many prominent reggae musicians from its inception. Reggae song lyrics deal with many subjects, including faith, love, relationships, poverty, injustice and other broad social issues. (Taken from the first paragraph describing this genre from the first paragraph of the main article on this music from Wikipedia.)

This special podcast provides an some insight into another region of the world by listening to some popular music that is commonly played over the radio. Music often reflects the culture of another country. This episode focuses on Reggae music. While originally considered music from the Caribbean, it has spread around the world. One of the artists featured is from South Africa. Check out the Wikipedia entry on Reggae music as a starting pointing. Links are provided for more information on each of the music artists on this podcast below.

The five music groups featured are:
1. Ziggy Marley, “Into the groove" http://www.ziggymarley.com/
2. Ras Sheehama, “Pure love" http://www.rassheehama.com/
3. Zion Eye, “One love" http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=14915718
4. Majek Fashek, “I am not afraid" http://www.majekfashek.com
5. Soul fege, “To be free" http://www.soulfege.com

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(S2.E11.) Special: Music from Sweden

Special: Music from Sweden. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link Download file

This special podcast provides an some insight into another country by listening to some popular music that is commonly played over the radio. Music often reflects the culture of another country. This episode focuses on Sweden. Just as in the U.S., there is great diversity of its musical traditions, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. The student responsible for this podcast selected pop music from Sweden.

The three music groups featured are:
1. Firefox AK, "City to city"
2. Kahsay, "Shake your head"
3. AssertiveSound, "Starpilot"

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January 8, 2007

(S1.E13.) Special Podcast: Music from Austria

Music from Austria. Welcome to another special podcast in Then and Now. The music for this episode was selected by Kevin from the world history course. All five music selections are from an artist in Austria. The episode will be automatically downloaded to your computer if you already have subscribed to the Then and Now podcast. To immediately download the file, click on the following web link, Download file

The five selctions features in the podcast are below. More information about the artist is available through their web site, Dreamweaver. Other music from this recording label is available through the Podsafemusicnetwork web site. The three featured musical selections are:
1. Island of Dreams
2. Ambient Moods
3. Reflections

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December 16, 2006

(S1.E11.) Special Podcast: Music from Latin America

Latin American Music. Greetings. This is another of our special podcasts that focuses on music from around the world. Listening to music is another way to explore world history since it is a medium for transmitting and expressing cultural values and identities. Click on the following link to immediately download the file. Download file If you have already subvscribed this podcast, it will be automatically downloaded soon.

Kiersten from the Monday/Wednesday class has focused on music from Latin America. She drew the music from independent music artists who place sample pieces on the podsafemusicnetwork. She selected three music artists. Click on the artists' name to visit their home web sites.
1. Antonin Bastian playing Tu Cha Cha Cha
2. Carne Cruda playing Aguamaia
3. The Latino Projekt playing La Verdad and Timba Timbero

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December 12, 2006

(S1.E9.) Special Podcast: Music from South Africa

South African Music. Welcome to another special podcast in Then and Now. The music for this episode was selected by Sarah from the world history course. All five music selections are from artists in South Africa. The episode will be automatically downloaded to your computer if you already have subscribed to the Then and Now podcast. To immediately download the file, click on the following web link, Download file

The five selctions features in the podcast are below. They are all available through the Fresh Music recording label in South Africa. Other music from this recording label is available through the Podsafemusicnetwork web site.
1." Seaworld" - Naked
2. "Neo Mauanga " - Nha Hashe
3. "Dragg" - One
4. "RSL" - Elungelo
5. "Freedom" - Citris

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December 11, 2006

(S1.E7.) Special Podcast: Music from Japan

Music from Japan. Greetings. This is one of several special podcasts that features music from other countries. Just as we have focused on understanding historical events from around the world, this special series is an opportunity to expand your music appreciation through exploring music from different countries.

Susan from our class put together this mix of music. While the lyrics are in Japanese, I hope that everyone will sample the music regardless of your expertise in the language. Susan provides introductory and concluding comments on either side of the seven songs from the band M7. Click on the followinig link to download the podcast to your computer Download file If you are already subscribed to the Then and Now podcast, the program will automatically be downloaded. If you want to subscribe, just click on the link in the right hand column if you have already downloaded the iTunes software to your computer.

For more information about the group M7 (EM-NANA). click on this link.

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