Thursday, December 15, 2011
If you have listened to One Voice From Africa, you will recall Kenneth Hieber’s exceptional interview with filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert covering The Last Lions.
Finally, The Last Lions will air on NatGeo WILDTV at 8:00PM on December 16th, 2011. The Last Lions is a masterpiece in cinematography with a gentle yet thought provoking story line. The filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert are an exceptional couple whose artistry touches all who view The Last Lions. And no more fitting storyteller than Jeremy Irons narrates the story of Ma di Tau (“Mother of Lions”) as she battles to protect her cubs against a daunting onslaught of enemies in order to ensure their survival.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers from Botswana who have been National Geographic explorers-in-residence for over four years. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Women of the World is an international vocal ensemble led by eight innovative women representing Japan, Italy, India, Mexico, and the United States of America. The ensemble is living proof that different cultures can coexist in harmony and that the world is more powerful when united.
Combining original compositions with unique arrangements of traditional folk music, Women of the World performs a vast repertoire including Bulgarian, Ladino, Italian, Brazilian, African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese music intertwined with spontaneous improvisation and a cappella interludes.
Since 2008, Women of the World has created a stir on the world music scene, receiving support from renowned artists such as Grammy-award winning maestro, Bobby McFerrin. In 2010, they shared the stage with the iconic African vocalist, Angelique Kidjo. In March 2011, they made their New York debut at the prestigious Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Having supported various causes including fundraisers for disaster victims of Haiti, Pakistan and Japan, Women of the World is now gearing up for a world tour in 2012.