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Released on 15 March 2007, “Bra Boys – Blood is Thicker than Water” is a surf movie that portrays the socio-cultural transition of Maroubra, the suburb of Sydney, Australia. The film follows the infamous gang of youngsters known as Bra Boys. Made by Sunny Abberton, one of the Bra Boys only, the documentary continues showing the way they fight with the society.

It does not miss to set straight the historical embarrassment that the defiant Aussie surfers have faced in long run.

Macario De Souza has contributed as a co-director, Russell Crowe as a narrator with around 49 legendary surfers. Not to mention that they include some celebrated Bra Boys like Richie, Evan Faulks and also Kelly Slater who has been a world champion for ten times. The film boasts of the roles of some professional chaps of surfing including Mark Occhilupo or known as Occy, Laird Hamilton (one of the fathers of ‘tow-in surfing’) and Bruce Irons.

Bra Boys is truly a pragmatic surf-movie that reveals the achievement of some Australian grommets in the genre of professional big wave surfing at the beach side of Maroubra.

The story narrated by Russell does embrace the family background of Sunny. His heroin-addicted mother with three husbands, his step-father who is a bank-robber, one of his brothers in murder charge, another one charged for being a partner and every facet that attest the corrupt surroundings around Abberton.

The obvious thing that comes in the chronicle is their attempts to survive in a society which already has displaced them. All through the documentary, the things that can easily be realized are the emotional bonding amongst family members of Abberton. As the family features quite notorious background and mistrust by society, abhorrence of the system including cops is pretty predictable outlook. Bra Boys gained some upbeat reviews and critics too. No matter what one think about it, the movie is Australia's highest-grossing documentary after those of IMAX and stood Best Documentary at Movie EXTRA Filmink Awards 2008.

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‘A Brief History of Time’, is a marvelous creation of one of the most knowledgeable and brilliant theoretical Physicist in the history of mankind, Stephen Hawking. 

Never short of quotes or bold satirical writings, this is one of the best in Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses - “Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ‘The Satanic Verses’ published in the year 1988 as the fourth novel of famous Author Salman Rushdie is partially inspired by the life of Prophet Muhammad. 

 

 

With an entirely well written and moving story with great characters, one quote stood out from the book - “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

San Salvador is packed with small villages which generate their own distinct style of handcrafts. Although you can find identical kind of work in the capital area, it cannot replicate the genuine art of local artists, which can be only found in the rural home workshops and handcrafts markets.

Any person who visits San Salvador would talk about its natural treasures and unadulterated, unmixed beauty. But the country of El Salvador is not just a country of natural treasure but also an undiscovered treasure trove of culture and traditions. As a person further ventures deeper into the areas around the capital city of San Salvador, they will come across different forms of art and craft which reflect the Salvadoran culture.

When a person visits San Salvador, like every tourist, his activities will include beach vacations, surfing, hiking, cycling, visiting historic sites, archaeological remains and visiting famous tourist attractions. But if he wants to get the real essence of life in San Salvador, he should explore the lesser known treasures of San Salvador.

Persian music or Iranian music is one of the oldest forms of traditional music. With history of around 3,000 years this music has changed the musicology of Iran and neighboring region. Like Indian classical music, Persian music is also monophonic and modal. Traditionally played as solo or duet, this musical form has a rich culture coupled to it.

Indian classical music is a part of the oldest unbroken string of musical heritage. Broadly classified under two main streams, Hindustani and Carnatic music, the form of Hindustani music is mainly observed in the northern Indian subcontinent.


 

Just like Indian and Chinese traditional music, music of Greek tradition also serves a large historic importance. Music is the main feature of Greek festivals, sacred ceremonies and public gatherings. From the time of ancient civilization, poetry is playing a significant role in music of Greece.

Rara Festival was originated in Haiti and it is celebrated on every Christian Easter, every weekend during the Lent (forty days fast-according to biblical reference). This festival sums up the organized chaos that Haiti embodies. This popular festival, which is celebrated in many parts of world, is called as 'peasant carnival' in Haiti. It is celebrated with full excitement and joy at every part of the country.

Haiti Carnival is the biggest and the most awaited celebration in Haiti, as well as the Caribbean Islands. This celebration is a very lively celebration that involves colorful parades, enchanting music and traditional dances. This yearly celebration is accompanied by millions of Diasporas, Haitians and worldwide tourists. Haitians marks this Carnival as the beginning of their holiest times of the year.

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