Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 Congo to the Mississippi 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~September 8, 2018~ 

PLAYING FOR CHANGE 

Song Around The World

I started following Playing for Change a few years ago.

I think the work they do and the way they present music from around the world is amazing.

Music is the universal language.

Here’s a new song that I found traversing through the internet today.

I hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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This song was co-written by Mermans Mosengo and my brother, Greg Johnson, a few years ago while we were on tour with the PFC Band.

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The simple message and anthemic chorus made me really excited to record it as a PFC Song Around The World.

We started under the hot African sun in the village of Lukala in the Congo and we added musicians wherever we traveled for the past few years until we finally added the final piece with Grandpa Elliott playing the harmonica solo in New Orleans.

Someday we’ll all be free, until then, music is our ammunition.

Mark Johnson, Co-Founder of Playing For Change

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Playing for Change Twitter Feed

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#PlayingForChange #MarkJohnson #PeaceThroughMusic #SongAroundTheWorld #CongoToTheMississippi #MermansMosengo #GregJohnson #GrandpaElliot #SomedayWellAllBeFree #UntilThen #MusicIsOurAmmunition

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachworpress

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~~Congo to the Mississippi~~

Playing For Change Song

~~Published on Sep 7, 2018~~

Song Around The World

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‘Respect’ …. “🇬🇧🎼 Performed at Buckingham Palace … as ‘The Queen of Soul’ is Laid to Rest 🎼🇬🇧 …. “!!

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~~September 7, 2018~~ 

THE QUEEN OF SOUL

HONORED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND

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I know this happened a while ago.

Still it’s so very important to receive such an honor and realize the reach of the “Queen of Soul.

I also needed something uplifting today.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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The Queen of Soul was honored outside Queen Elizabeth’s London residence

The Band of the Welsh Guards paid tribute to Aretha Franklin outside at Buckingham Palace in London on Friday, as stars turned out to attend the legendary singer’s funeral in Detroit. They played Franklin’s hit “Respect” during the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

“The Band of the Welsh Guards are world famous for their musical versatility and professional performance and on August 16 paid tribute to another musical icon and one that has been of huge influence and inspiration to our musicians – Aretha Franklin, whose funeral was being held in Detroit 3,748 miles away, at the same time of the Queen’s Guard Change,” the British Army wrote on their YouTube page.

“In the Army Respect for others underpins all that we do, so there was only one tune that would do for today’s ceremony: the 1967 Aretha Franklin hit ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T.’ a declaration from a strong confident woman who knows that she has everything.”

The performance was received with respectful applause from the gathered crowd.

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https://people.com/royals/aretha-franklin-respect-performed-band-buckingham-palace-funeral-day/

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~British Army performs Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ to honour ‘Queen of Soul’~

~~Published on Aug 31, 2018~~

The British Army performed Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” on Friday, August 31, 2018 in honour of the “Queen of Soul” during the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace.

The honor occurred the same day a funeral was being held for the singer in Detroit, Michigan.

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WORLD OF DANCE 2018 ….. “🎼🎼 The Fabulous Sisters …. Divisional Finals …. ‘Wrecking Ball’ …. 🎼🎼”!!


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~~September 7, 2018~~

FABULOUS SISTERS

~WORLD OF DANCE 2018~

The 2018 season is at ‘the divisional finals’ portion.

This  group of young, talented ladies are simply out of this world.

They have gone through the qualifiers, the duels, the cut and now the divisional finals.

Sad to say that they were eliminated in this round!

Enjoy the video.

HortyRex©

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There were 12 contenders going into the “World of Dance” Divisional Final on Wednesday night, September 5, but only four came out.

The Fabulous Sisters is a fusion dance group from Tokyo, Japan. They placed first at the 2017 World of Dance finals in the youth division, for the second year in a row and are now ready to make their mark on the “World of Dance” stage in LA!

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Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Members: 13
Ages: 11-17
Style:  Urban Dance
Division: Junior Team

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~Instagram Feed~

https://www.instagram.com/fabuloussisters.japan/

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~~Fabulous Sisters Slay Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”~~

World of Dance 2018

~~Published on Sep 5, 2018~~
 
The Japanese fusion dance group comes in like a “Wrecking Ball” to this Miley Cyrus ballad.

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#WorldOfDance #AmericanReality #CompetitionSeries #Hosted #JennaDewan #Competition #JenniferLopez #DeerekHough #Neyo #Judges #NBCTelevision #RealityTelevision #JaxonWillard #NBCWorldOfDance #2018 #DivisionalFinals #FabulousSisters #JapaneseFusionDanceGroup #WreckingBall #MileyCyrus 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Zurcaroh: Aerial Dance Group Spreads Their Wings with Epic Act …. 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~September 5, 2018~~ 

America’s Got Talent 2018

I just finished watching the semifinals today. It seems, by chance, that the best act was saved for last.

Indeed, they performed incredibly

Take a look.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! 

HortyRex©

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Zurcaroh is an acrobatic show group based in Götzis, Austria, and directed by Brazilian choreographer Peterson da Cruz Hora. The group became internationally known after they won a golden buzzer on the 2017 season of France’s Got Talent, and again on season 13 of America’s Got Talent.

~Wikipedia~

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In season 13, NBC’s America’s Got Talent follows Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country.

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Zurcaroh Twitter Feed

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~~Zurcaroh~~

Aerial Dance Group Spreads Their Wings With Epic Act

~~Published on Sep 4, 2018~~ 

We are STUNNED. The Austrian aerial dance act returned with a shocking act set in Egypt.

America’s Got Talent 2018

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WORLD OF DANCE 2018 ….. “🎼🎼 The Fabulous Sisters …. The Cut …. “Black and Gold” …. 🎼🎼”!!


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~~September 3, 2018~~

FABULOUS SISTERS

~WORLD OF DANCE 2018~

The 2018 season is at ‘the cut’ portion.

This  group of young, talented ladies are simply out of this world.

They have gone through the qualifiers, the duels and now the cut.

I really wish them the best!

Enjoy the video.

HortyRex©

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World of Dance” judge Jennifer Lopez and special guest Savion Glover mentored the Junior Team Division contestants during the Cut, and Lopez was a little worried that The Fabulous Sisters from Fukushima, Japan, didn’t have an entirely cohesive routine prepared. But she changed her tune when she saw their complete performance.

They were decked out in regal gold costumes and ruled ferociously from a throne. Imagine if Cersei Lannister from “Game of Thrones” blew up the Sept of Baelor with just the power of urban dance.

~SOURCE~

http://www.goldderby.com

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~Jennifer Lopez~

“You guys made me tired, and I don’t get tired. Your formations and pictures from our mentoring session went up so much, and I loved that we really made you the focal point of this and it didn’t get lost in the middle of it and it made it so strong. You know, it’s very interesting choreography. It’s so different than anybody else in the competition. Beautiful.”

~Derek Hough~

I thought it was really nice that Jennifer let you borrow her throne. Again, the way you dance the choreography is so amazing. The intensity, and then right when I thought, ‘Oh, this is a great routine,’ you all took a shot of espresso and just went into hyper mode. It was like ‘Whoa!’ The way you used your costume at the end: very simple, but very, very effective. It was one of those ‘ooh’ moments. It was so good.”

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~~Fabulous Sisters: The Cut~~

~~Published on Aug 22, 2018~~~

The Japanese fusion dance group wows the audience to “Black and Gold” by Sam Sparro.

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~World of Dance 2018~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachGoldSwirlimg_0413WeOneimg_0391

WORLD OF DANCE 2018 ….. “🎼🎼 Jaxon Willard’s Amazing Performance in ‘The Cut’ …. ‘Higher’ …. 🎼🎼”!!


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~~August 31, 2018~~

JAXON WILLARD

~WORLD OF DANCE 2018~

The 2018 season is at ‘the cut’ portion.

This  young, talented kid is out of this world.

He proves once again that, as J-Lo said, ‘god has given him wings to fly’.

Enjoy the video.

HortyRex©

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Jaxon Willard, a 16-year-old from American Fork, passed the first Qualifiers round of NBC’s “World of Dance” Season 2 with flying colors, completed the Duels and aced the Cut round of the competition.

“I’ve always been teased and bullied about my skin color, and so I would always suppress all my feelings and keep them inside until I discovered dancing, and so this song to me is kind of saying that it’s OK to be vulnerable and it’s OK to be sad,” Willard told the judges.

The American Fork native explained to the judges that his inspiration for the dance he performed was his experience as an African American growing up in a predominantly white community.

Willard’s self-choreographed dance to Kygo and Labrinth’s “Fragile” for the qualifiers,  “Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt for the duels and  “Higher” by The Score.

~SOURCE~

http://www.heraldextra.com

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~Facebook Page~

Jaxon Willard Dance

https://www.facebook.com/jaxonwillarddance/

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~~Jaxon Willard Elevates the Stage to “Higher” by The Score~~

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~Published on Aug 29, 2018~

The junior contemporary dancer gives his all to “Higher” by The Score. 

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Carmen Yulín Cruz …. “🇵🇷 San Juan Mayor’s Reaction to Revised Death Toll after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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~~August 31, 2018~~ 

REVISED DEATH TOLL IN PUERTO RICO

REMEMBER WHEN?

We ALL knew!

The official count is 16, then 64, then 4,645!

Now, after a study done by professionals, the official number is 2,975.

Who can anyone be sure?

Shame on Drumpf … it won’t matter because he doesn’t care!!
She’s the only person who has been vocal about the situation in Puerto Rico since Hurricanes Irma and María battered Puerto Rico!!

Let this recorded interview explain itself.

Plenty others have remained quiet.

For that, she has my utmost respect!

HortyRex©

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San Juan mayor says the Drumpf administration killed thousands through neglect during Hurricane María

Washington (CNN)

The Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Wednesday, August 29, that bureaucracy and inefficiency across local and federal government entities are to blame for the deaths of nearly 3,000 on the island in the wake of Hurricane María, which came to light as part of a newly released study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government.
In particular, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blamed Drumpf, federal officials and Puerto Rican officials for not providing more assistance in what the Puerto Rican government now acknowledges was a storm deadlier than Hurricane Katrina.

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“You know, everybody is responsible because there were people in power that had the opportunity to request more aid, to request more aid when it was reasonable, to request more aid when it was needed, to tell the truth and they didn’t,”

Yulín Cruz told CNN “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota.

“It’s 2,975 people and they’re still calling it an estimate – 2,975 people that will never see the light of day and many of them died because of what was done by the administration and that was silently approved by most of the political class in Puerto Rico.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/29/politics/san-juan-mayor-carmen-yulin-cruz-death-toll-cnntv/index.html

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Shame on Drumpf

He went to Puerto Rico and threw paper towels at them.

Thousands of people died and he congratulated himself.

Shame on Drumpf

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~~San Juan Mayor: People died from Neglect~~

~~Published on Aug 29, 2018~~

In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz blames the Trump administration’s neglect when asked who is responsible for the close to 3,000 death toll from Hurricane María reported.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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QUESTIONABLE OFFICIAL NUMBER STANDS AT 2,975

THE NUMBER WAS ONCE TOUTED TO BE 4,645

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WHEN WILL WE KNOW?

MAYBE NEVER

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