“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
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New Delhi: A day after the Delhi Police arrested four people and seized 419 oxygen concentrators , on Friday continuing their search-op recovered 96 concentrators from South Delhi's famous Khan Chacha Restaurant. Deputy Commissioner of Police ( DCP ) South Delhi Atul Bhatia said: "We have recovered 96 oxygen concentrators from Khan Chacha Restaurant in Khan Market area." Earlier in the day, Bhatia said that the police have recovered nine more concentrators. #WATCH Delhi Police seizes 96 oxygen concentrators from Khan Chacha restaurant in Khan Market(Source: Delhi Polic… https://t.co/465MHxoFCd — ANI (@ANI) 1620379052000 As per the police, after back to back incidents of illegal marketing of oxygen concentrators, "major outlets in Delhi are on Delhi Police's radar and the investigation against the nexus of restaurants is under way," said sources in Delhi Police. On Thursday, police recovered 419 oxygen concentrators after conducting raids at Nege Ju … [Read more...] about Delhi Police recover 96 oxygen concentrators from popular Khan Market eatery
Video Player Close A visitor tries perfume in the Fashion Life Exhibition Hall of the first China International Consumer Products Expo in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, May 7, 2021. Slated for May 7-10, the first China International Consumer Products Expo has attracted 648 overseas companies and 1,365 brands from 69 countries and regions, as well as 857 enterprises and 1,263 brands from China. Covering 80,000 square meters, the expo will be the largest consumer goods expo in the Asia-Pacific region, the organizers said. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang) HAIKOU, May 7 (Xinhua) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and the world economy drags on, the first China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE) marks a major step by China to further open its market and bolster the global economy. The four-day event opened on Thursday in the southern island province of Hainan. It is the first-ever expo focusing on quality consumer goods held by China at the … [Read more...] about China Focus: Global brands tap Chinese market via consumer products expo
Video Player Close Photo taken on Nov. 4, 2020 shows the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) Chinaphobia is a dangerous illness, but it is not incurable. The prescription is to abandon the zero-sum Cold War mentality, uphold equality and mutual respect, and embrace openness and inclusiveness for mutual benefits and win-win results. BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Against the backdrop of grand changes in international situation, the United States, overwhelmed by a rising anti-China sentiment, has been overstating China's strength. Its fake fear that China will "dominate the world" has even become the foundation of Washington's hawkish policies toward China. Chinaphobia, however, is a persecutory delusion in essence that will only lead to serious consequences. In history, Chinaphobia or the "yellow peril" rhetoric, derived from racism and took root in the United States in the 19th century. Its negative influence on relations between the … [Read more...] about Xinhua Commentary: Chinaphobia, a persecutory delusion
Video Player Close BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday urged the Japanese government to face up to the serious concerns of the international community and stop any acts that endanger the global marine environment and international public health and safety. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing when asked to comment on voices opposing Japan's decision to dump the contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. Fishermen from the Republic of Korea last week staged rallies against Japan's decision. Vietnam's foreign ministry has also stressed the importance of transparency, responsibility and safety with regard to the marine environment, according to media reports. China has also repeatedly voiced its concerns. Wang said the discharge of the contaminated nuclear wastewater, which has also encountered widespread opposition in Japan, concerns the safety of the global marine … [Read more...] about China urges Japan to face up to int’l concerns over nuclear contaminated water dump