A Rose Grows in Bourbonnais

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Afro Cuban: Robin Jones

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Robin Jones

Latin percussionist Robin Jones master of Afro Cuban, Brazilian and Salsa music. Jones has played regularly with legendary musicians; Chet Baker, Bud Powell, Johnny Griffin, John Barry, Al Casey, Stan Getz, Elton John and Charlie Palmieri.

Jones sessions include hardcore driving rhythms that are sure to please.

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Click to Listen to Robin Jones Music

London School of Economics

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I’ve recently applied to the London School of Economics MPA Programme focusing on European Public & Economic Policy. This programme sounds perfect for my career interest. I’m very interested in economic policy, social policy, growth & development.  I would also be very comfortable relocating to any English, French speaking country within the European Union.

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Gateway to the European Union

I’ve got everything I need; Determination, Dedication, Persistence and most importantly………

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British Sterling

“Are you here to till the soil and nurture the vine, or were you just playing in the garden?”

A month after digging, tilling and watering, our land is finally flourishing. IMG_4131IMG_4134IMG_4136IMG_4146IMG_4137

GreenPeace: Fight for Clean Energy

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GreenPeace an international NGO has been a relentless advocate in alternative energies (anti-nuclear). Currently, the major concern of GreenPeace is global warming.

Over the next four months, I’ll be sharing with you what our team of leading scientists discovers about the devastating effect that global warming is having on glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice in the Arctic. Our job is to bring the world face-to-face with the reality of global warming.

But, as we have seen in Congress with the current weak global warming bill, we need to work together to encourage our leaders to break from the powerful forces of the fossil fuels industry. That’s where you come in—to bring reality and science home, we need your help.

It’s going to take every single one of us getting involved and taking action to rescue the climate. Greenpeace will continue standing by the science and demanding that our leaders do what’s necessary to stop global warming. Stand with us today and get involved with our grassroots campaign in your community.

Get involved with our global warming campaign in your community today!

On June 17th, Greenpeace organizers will be holding volunteer meetings in 20 cities across the country. Even if you don’t live close to an organizer its important to get involved because right now is the perfect opportunity for you to make a difference and help get our leaders to lead. The Obama Adminstration has the power to limit global warming pollution. At the meetings, we’ll be talking about how we can all urge the Obama Administration to use that power by writing letters to the editors of local newspapers, sending comments directly to the Administration, and organizing as many Americans as we can to get involved.

Take a minute to sign up and get more information about the June 17th meeting in your area and how you can get involved!

It’s going to take all of us to make this happen — whether you’re on a ship in the Arctic or volunteering in your community. Our leaders will only listen to us when we make them listen.

From the Arctic Sunrise,

Melanie Duchin
Greenpeace Global Warming Campaigner

Become a monthly supporter of GreenPeace by signing up at their official website.

La Musique Afro Cubaine: Jack Costanzo

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Jack Costanzo (also known as “Mr. Bongo” of Chicago, Illinois ) is an American percussionist. Following an extended voyage to Havana Costanzo learned to play Afro-Cuban rhythms on both the congas and bongos. Jack Costanzo is credited with introducing the bongos to American Popular Music during his collaborative efforts with Stan Kenton‘s Band in the late 1940’s.

Jack Costanzo

Jack Costanzo

Click Here to launch a stand alone music player filled with many Jack Costanzo favourites.

Return Home

After a regrettably long sabbatical I have returned to my blog. In my absence I’ve been studying French and Portuguese. In addition to learning languages I have been applying to post-graduate Economic programmes.