Ukrainian Block Party — Huun-Huur Tu and DakhaBrakha at Royce Hall

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog We're spoiled for entertainment choices here in Los Angeles; sometimes I feel almost paralyzed by cultural options and end up in an almost catatonic state listening to old episodes of Dragnet. That almost happened the other day, when I was torn between whether to go to KDAY’s … Continue reading Ukrainian Block Party — Huun-Huur Tu and DakhaBrakha at Royce Hall

Unrecognized Nations: North Asia

While trying to beat the heat, I often think of what far-off cold places I'd like to go before the world turns to desert. North Asia is high on my list for sheer obscurity. Even the designation "North Asia" sounds like something that never gets said. I think that my first awareness of North Asia … Continue reading Unrecognized Nations: North Asia