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In Focus: Supra Humanos

In Focus is a section where we know more about important bands in Puebla! We go to their places, catch up with their lives, and share with you data you won’t find anywhere else.

For this first and very special time we had the pleasure of working with The Supra Humanos. They are one of the most important emerging surf bands here in Puebla.

Find more of their lives, origins, likes, experiences working together in this interview made by Alfredo Jimenez..

Brought to you by Eckhoes Video and Eckhoes Magazine

Supra Humanos are going to be performing this Friday in the Event “Bloody Horror” October 22 in Rayuela 2 oriente grave #809 Centro Historico Puebla Pue.

We Eckhoes and the Supra Humanos will see you there!

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One song… one story

Because behind every good thing there is a wonderful story, Eckhoes proudly present some stories that shine out of excellent songs. Different artist, genre, time, these songs have little in common in their style, but they tell a story that we will share with you Eckhonauts.

Dinner at Eight

By Eva Estefania Trujeque Moreno

The recommendation of the day to listen to is this excellent song “Dinner at Eight”. It is a song by the Canadian-American singer-song writer Rufus Wainwright from his album Want One, released in 2003. Recently, it was recorded by the band Keane too. It is a 4:33 minute song written by Wainwright where he tells, in a sad melody, how a child and his father argue during dinner. It is full of sensitiveness and fragility, especially shown when describing how it feels for a child to be the blamed one, the hassle of the family. This single is interpreted beautifully by Wainwright who uses only a piano to sing it. It makes you reflect on your own parents and what they mean to you. A melancholic masterpiece that is worth to be heard.

Dinner at Eight

No matter how strong
I’m gonna take you down
With one little stone
I’m gonna break you down
And see what you’re worth
What you’re really worth to me

Full Lyric here

Regarding Children’s month: “Annie” by Wolfsheim

By Hugo Molina

The way we raise children has been a complete issue for centuries since men decided to become “civilized”. It’s psychologically proved that any individual’s early years have great impact for the rest of their lives .Thus,  I very personally think that many global problems the world has always faced are caused by the ideas, that consequently lead actions, we all get from childhood; for instance, wars, discrimination, suicide, corruption, intolerance and others (can you think of more?).

To educate through the example is an irrefutable truth, to pay attention to children’s needs is urgently important for the improvement of any society, in the end actions define any human being. However, we barely think of that since we are immersed in this world full of duties. This crude universal story about the indifference towards children is reflectively described by the electronic-melancholic rhythms and lyrics of a German duo named “Wolfsheim”.

“Annie”, the third song included in their 1992-album “No Happy View”, tells the story of a little girl who wants to get some attention from her father, yet she fails since Daddy is always busy watching TV. Below a fragment of the song:

“and you’re waiting for your daily thrill impatiently …

to collect it for your private horror show

and you´re watching moving shadows live instead of you … and you …

you don´t know that Annie´s living next to you”

It ends at:

“you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t hear what Annie says

you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t hear when Annie laughs … when Annie laughs

you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t feel that Annie … Annie … Annie loves”

If you like electronic bands of a high quality such as Depeche Mode you cannot miss the change to listen to Wolsheim’s whole discography. Visit: www.wolfsheim.de

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Lullabies… Children first interaction with music.

By Ingrid Fuentes

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Music might be considered a universal language. It is because of music makes human beings to interact without words and feel as one. The combination of these elements makes the listener able to perceive and share one feeling which can be interpreted as communication. It is important to mention that the musical taste acquisition is trashed back from our early childhood. Music and humans are slightly related since early ages due to our mothers who promote children interaction with music through nursery rhymes and lullabies.

What is a lullaby?

The ancestor of current children songs are Lullabies. A lullaby is a soothing song which is sung to children before they go to bed. Singing those songs speeds up the process of sleeping or relaxing babies when crying. The term lullaby comes from sounds like “lu lu” or “la la” which babysitters or mothers used in order to calm babies. It is also believed that comes from lull sounds like “by by” or “bye bye” which intends to wish a good night.

Where do lullabies come from?

lullaby2Those manifestations of music can be found in every human culture since centuries ago. The first registers of lullabies where in the middle of the 15th century when children appear to sing songs learnt between them or taught by their parents. Although these were the first findings about lullabies, the written form of them delayed in seeing the light. The first written collections of lullabies or nursery rhymes were found in the late 17th century. By this time the publishing of books for children was moved from an educational purpose to one of entertaining. For this reason, the publishing houses launched collections of nursery rhymes like Tommy Thumb’s Song Book and a sequel Tommy Thumbs Pretty Song Book or mother Gooses in The United States. Nowadays there is an extended variety of books which traits about these songs.

What topics do lullabies use?

Those soothing songs have their basis in a variety of sources. They come from traditional riddles, proverbs, ballads and historical events. In recent years the use of lullabies into education is a trend topic under the argument that putting information into songs increases the abilities of children on subject matters as Mathematics and Science.

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Lullabies around the globe.

Each country and culture has their own representative lullabies. Some recognized lullabies around the globe are “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” which has been translated into various languages or “Arrorró” a lullaby from Argentina which has a similar version in Spanish called “Duermete mi Niño”. A remarkable project is carried out in Europe which intends to rescue as many lullabies as possible and translate them into several languages. The project involves translation of lullabies into Danish, German and French just to mention some. The project counts with a collection of 35 lullabies translated. This project projects the importance of lullabies in every culture.

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