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SCRATCH MASSIVE – WAITING FOR A SIGN

January 19 |

French music video director, Edouard Salier, handles the latest visuals for Scratch Massive’s new single, Waiting For A Sign. Shot somewhere in the Tropical Far East (Cambodia? Thailand?) the video follows a tribe of young lads as they maneuver through a surreal countryside and jungle. We’ll let you watch without spoiling it, but be warned, it’s pretty dark stuff shot incredibly well!

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SWORD IN THE [AFRICAN] STONE

November 10 |

Way before Disney’s rendition of the Sword In The Stone story, the Ashanti Empire of West Africa buried its own sword courtesy of the tribe’s first king, Komfo Anokye. As legend has it, the leader buried the relic and declared that the day anyone ever pulled it out would mark the end of the empire. It sits in the ground to this day!

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THE LOST AINU OF JAPAN

February 25 |

While researching some tribal curiosities of ours, República came across an interesting story about the original people of JapanThe Ainu. A little Wikipedia information tells us that the Ainu date back all the way to 1200 CE. Of course, as is the story with most of the indigenous population of the Earth, Ainu culture was eventually marginalized by civilization and imposing government. To make that idea even more apparent, it wasn’t until 2008 that the Ainu were officially recognized by Japan as the original inhabitants of the land! Look closely as, not only the story, but the pictures, speak volumes about the similarities between the Ainu and the other native tribes of The Americas and Africa!

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