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Ron Korb, world cafe, flute, global fusion, latin
Japanese-Canadian world music flautist Ron Korb is known as the “Prince of Flutes” in Japan and “Dragon Flute” in China. But in addition to the extensive study of Asian bamboo flute music that contributed to his Grammy-nominated 2015 album “Asia Beauty”, he has made a name for himself in several other genres, including jazz, classical and Celtic music, and has played in the soundtracks of hundreds of film and TV series. His latest offering is a Latin instrumental album entitled “World Café”. Parvati Magazine spoke with Ron about why theRead More
Freedom, free will, conscious choice
Every human being longs for freedom. We are all familiar with the deep desire for self-determination, but how many of us realize that we are already free? We are born free. We came to this life by the exercise of free choice. It is only our deeply ingrained, culturally imposed assumptions to the contrary that makes us imagine otherwise.Read More
Marc Forster movie, children's story, fantasy film, Ewan McGregor film, tigger, piglet
Amy Kellestine Reviews “Christopher Robin” If summer movies were Olympic athletes, “Christopher Robin” would barely be going home with a participation ribbon. While there is a certain timelessness to the message of never losing your inner child, there isn’t much that works in this version that builds on the classic children’s stories. In fact, I’d happily rewatch classics like “Mary Poppins” or “Hook” for more entertaining and poignant treatments of the same content. In the film, director Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) asks us to consider what would happen if ChristopherRead More
Jungmaven-hemp tees-sustainable materials
Robert Jungmann is on a quest to enlighten everyone’s perspective on a sustainable material that has the potential to restore balance to our world: hemp. He discovered as a student that “trees, cut to make paper and other products, take decades to grow back. Hemp regenerates in months, helps maintain clean water and air, anchors and aerates the soil, produces oxygen, and consumes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” Robert has created JUNGMAVEN to prove that what you wear can be stylish and sustainable at the same time. This month ParvatiRead More
aviation history, female pilots, women in aviation
Keith O’Brien’s “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” chronicles the details of the aviation industry in the US and the fight for women to fly. In it, O’Brien offers a compelling illustration of the almost unimaginable obstacles that women faced on their quest for equality on the ground and in the air.Read More
Alan Walker alone, Alan Walker faded, Allan Walker Interview, Asia Pop 40, Dom Lau
Meet 20-year-old music sensation, DJ, and producer Alan Walker. Alan was still in high school when his song “Faded” took the world by storm. His hits have generated almost 4.5 billion views on YouTube and hundreds of millions of Spotify plays. Asia Pop 40’s host Dom Lau sat down with Alan to discuss his single “Alone” and the comfort his music brings to people. Dom Lau: “Alone” is a great tune! I really enjoyed the video as well, but we’ll get to that in a second. Can you tell usRead More
Purvi Doshi, sustainable fashion, khadi, ahimsa, ethical clothing
At Purvi Doshi, social responsibility and eco-consciousness are not merely embraced, but woven into each creation. With each handcrafted piece, Purvi seeks to eliminate the discrepancy between fashion and ethics, and fosters opportunities for artisans. This month Purvi Doshi takes Parvati Magazine on a journey through her label’s sustainable practices and how they align with her ethos of living in harmony with the earth. Parvati Magazine: Describe the look and style of Purvi Doshi. Purvi Doshi: Contemporary yet classy and artful. Traditional yet classic, timeless fashion. Formal to casual—conscious luxury.Read More
Mamma Mia! movie review, Amanda Seyfried movies
Movie Review by Amy Kellestine If you are a fan of ABBA or of the first “Mamma Mia”, you’ll probably enjoy the sequel. Otherwise, you might struggle to reconcile the hype with the reality. It’s got some serious star power and a couple of touching moments that may be enough to make you leave the theatre with a smile on your face or song in your heart—as long as you embrace the fact that it’s far from perfect. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” picks up a few years afterRead More
Trust Frequency, free-will, awareness, assumptions, attitude, attention, align, action, allow
The First Assumption creates a major paradox by saying “There is only Love.” What about all those things we consider not to be love? The Second Assumption resolves the paradox by clarifying the unconditional nature of the Love that creates and drives all things. Read More
Cottage by the Sea, Debbie Macomber book
Book Review by Amy Kellestine “Cottage by the Sea” is the newest offering from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Known for writing novels with “compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope,” the author delivers yet again this time around. “Cottage by the Sea” features Annie, a new graduate looking forward to all that life has to offer in Los Angeles. That is, until her family (mother, father, brother, sister-in-law and niece) are suddenly and tragically killed during aRead More