Nana Buluku known as Nana Buruku, Nana Buku or Nanan-bouclou, is the female Supreme Being in the West African traditional religion of the Fon people and the Ewe people. She is the most influential deity in West African theology, one shared by many ethnic groups other than the Fon people, albeit with variations. For example, she is called the Nana Bukuu among the Yoruba people and the Olisabuluwa among Igbo people but described differently, with some worshipping her, while some do not worship her and worship the gods originating from her. In Dahomey mythology, Nana Buluku is the mother Supreme Creator who gave birth to the moon spirit Mawu, the sun spirit Lisa and all of the Universe. After giving birth to these, she retired and left the matters of the world to Mawu-Lisa, according to the Fon mythology, she is the primary creator, Mawu-Lisa the secondary creator and the theology based on these is called Vodun, Voodoo or Vodoun. The Vodoun religion of the Fon people has four overlapping elements: public gods, personal or private gods, ancestral spirits, magic or charms.
In this traditional religion of West Africa, creation starts with a female Supreme Being called Nana Buluku, who gave birth to the Mawu and created the universe. After giving birth, the mother Supreme retired, left everything to Mawu-Lisa deities and inert universe. Mawu-Lisa created numerous minor imperfect deities. In Fon belief, the feminine deity Mawu had to work with trickster Legba and the snake Aido Hwedo to create living beings, a method of creation that imbued the good, the bad and a destiny for every creature including human beings. Only by appeasing lesser deities and Legba, in Fon theology, can one change that destiny; this appeasing requires rituals and offerings to the lesser gods and ancestral spirits, who are believed to have ability to do favors to human beings. As millions of West Africans were captured and enslaved during the colonial era shipped across the Atlantic to work on sugarcane and tobacco plantations, they brought with them their religious ideas, including those about Nana Buluku.
She is celebrated as Nanã in Candomblé Jejé and Tambor de Mina and as Nana Burukú in Candomblé Ketu, where she is pictured as a old woman, older than creation itself. She is found in French and British West Indies in particular, such as among the African-heritage communities of French Guiana, Guyana, Trinidad, Martinique and other Caribbean islands. Charles Spencer King."Nature's Ancient Religion" ISBN 978-1-4404-1733-7 Charles Spencer King, "IFA Y Los Orishas: La Religion Antigua De LA Naturaleza" ISBN 1-4610-2898-1 The Children of Dahomey at the Wayback Machine
Nana (2005 film)
Nana is a 2005 Japanese drama film directed by Kentarō Ōtani. Based on the manga of the same name by Ai Yazawa, the film stars Mika Nakashima as Nana Osaki and Aoi Miyazaki as Nana "Hachi" Komatsu; the film was released on September 3, 2005. The film was followed by a sequel, Nana 2, in 2006. Nakashima reprised her role as Nana Osaki, but some of the original cast, including Miyazaki and Ryuhei Matsuda, did not reprise their roles. Nana is about the relationship between two young women. Although their names are the same, their lives are different. One of them, Nana Osaki, is an ambitious punk, looking to break into the world of rock and roll, while the other, Nana "Hachi" Komatsu wants a new life with her boyfriend, Shoji Endo. After moving to Tokyo while chasing their hopes and dreams, their lives change after meeting each other. Mika Nakashima - Nana Osaki Aoi Miyazaki - Nana "Hachi" Komatsu Hiroki Narimiya - Nobuo Terashima Kenichi Matsuyama - Shin Ryuhei Matsuda - Ren Honjo Yuna Ito - Reira Serizawa Saeko - Sachiko Momosuke Mizutani - Naoki Anna Nose - Junko Takehisa Takayama - Kyosuke Tomomi Maruyama - Yasu Tetsuji Tamayama - Takumi Yūta Hiraoka - Shoji Endo Gou Ayano The DVD edition was released on March 3, 2006.
The film did quite well at the Japanese box office, grossing $33,154,571 and staying in the top 10 for several weeks. In addition to creating a Nana craze throughout Asia, the film helped launch Mika Nakashima to the peak of her career as she released the single "Glamorous Sky" under the name Nana starring Mika Nakashima; the single created topicality with its special collaboration between Nakashima and Nana author Yazawa Ai. The single became Nakashima's first number one single on the Oricon charts, it was featured in Osu! Tatakae! Ōendan 2 and Konami's drum simulation game Drum Mania. The film helped promote another artist, Yuna Ito, who starred in the film as Trapnest vocal Reira, released her debut single "Endless Story," the insert song of the film, under the name Reira starring Yuna Ito; the single ranked second on the Oricon charts, next to Nakashima's "Glamorous Sky," and made Yuna Ito one of the most successful debuting artists of 2005. Official website at the Wayback Machine NANA at JFDB Nana on IMDb
Peter and Wendy
Peter Pan. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous yet innocent little boy who can fly, has many adventures on the island of Neverland, inhabited by mermaids, Native Americans and pirates; the Peter Pan stories involve the characters Wendy Darling and her two brothers, Peter's fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in 1928; the play debuted in London on 27 December 1904 with Nina Boucicault, daughter of playwright Dion Boucicault, in the title role. A Broadway production was mounted in 1905 starring Maude Adams, it was revived with such actresses as Marilyn Miller and Eva Le Gallienne. The play has since been adapted as a pantomime, stage musical, a television special, several films, including a 1924 silent film, Walt Disney's 1953 animated full-length feature film, a 2003 live action production.
The play is now performed in its original form on stage in the United Kingdom, whereas pantomime adaptations are staged around Christmas. In the U. S. the original version has been supplanted in popularity by the 1954 musical version, which became popular on television. The novel was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States; the original book contains 11 half-tone plates by artist F. D. Bedford; the novel was first abridged by May Byron in 1915, with Barrie's permission, published under the title Peter Pan and Wendy, the first time this form was used. This version was illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell in 1921. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright of the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London. Barrie created Peter Pan in stories he told to the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, with whom he had forged a special relationship. Mrs. Llewelyn Davies's death from cancer came within a few years after the death of her husband.
Barrie unofficially adopted them. The character's name comes from two sources: Peter Llewelyn Davies, one of the boys, Pan, the mischievous Greek god of the woodlands. Andrew Birkin has suggested that the inspiration for the character was Barrie's elder brother David, whose death in a skating accident at the age of fourteen affected their mother. According to Birkin, the death was "a catastrophe beyond belief, one from which she never recovered. If Margaret Ogilvy drew a measure of comfort from the notion that David, in dying a boy, would remain a boy for Barrie drew inspiration."The Peter Pan character first appeared in print in the 1902 novel The Little White Bird, written for adults. The character was next used in the stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up that premiered in London on 27 December 1904 and became an instant success. In 1906, the chapters of The Little White Bird which featured Peter Pan was published as the book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
Barrie adapted the play into the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. The original draft of the play was entitled Anon: A Play. Barrie's working titles for it included The Great White Father and Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Hated Mothers. Producer Charles Frohman disliked the title on the manuscript, in answer to which Barrie suggested The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up. Although the character appeared in Barrie's book The Little White Bird, the play and its novelisation contain the story of Peter Pan mythos, best known; the two versions have much in common. In both versions Peter makes night-time calls on the Darlings' house in Bloomsbury, listening in on Mrs. Mary Darling's bedtime stories by the open window. One night Peter is spotted and, while trying to escape, he loses his shadow. On returning to claim it, Peter wakes Wendy Darling. Wendy succeeds in re-attaching his shadow to him, Peter learns that she knows lots of bedtime stories, he invites her to Neverland to be a mother to his gang, the Lost Boys, children who were lost in Kensington Gardens.
Wendy agrees, her brothers John and Michael go along. Their magical flight to Neverland is followed by many adventures; the children are blown out of the air by a cannon and Wendy is nearly killed by the Lost Boy Tootles. Peter and the Lost Boys build a little house for Wendy to live in. Soon John and Michael adopt the ways of the Lost Boys. Peter welcomes Wendy to his underground home, she assumes the role of mother figure. Peter takes the Darlings on several adventures, the first dangerous one occurring at Mermaids' Lagoon. At Mermaids' Lagoon and the Lost Boys save the princess Tiger Lily and become involved in a battle with the pirates, including the evil Captain Hook. Peter is wounded, he believes he will die, stranded on a rock when the tide is rising, but he views death as "an a
Nana (1926 film)
Nana is a 1926 French silent drama film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Catherine Hessling, Werner Krauss and Jean Angelo. It is based on the novel by Émile Zola, it was shot at the Neuilly Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Claude Autant-Lara. A government official, Count Muffat, falls under the spell of a young actress, she becomes his mistress. Instead of elevating herself to Muffat's level, Nana drags the poor man down to hers - in the end, both lives have been utterly destroyed; the film stars Renoir’s wife, Catherine Hessling, in an eccentric performance as the flawed heroine Nana. Jean Renoir’s film is a faithful adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic novel; the film's extravagances include two magnificent set pieces -- an open air ball. The film never made a profit, the commercial failure of the film robbed Renoir of the opportunity to make such an ambitious film again for several years. Catherine Hessling as Nana Werner Krauss as Count Muffat Jean Angelo as Count de Vandeuvres Raymond Guérin-Catelain as Georges Hugon Pierre Lestringuez as Bordenave Jacqueline Forzane as La Comtesse Sabine Muffat Claude Autant-Lara as Fauchery Pierre Champagne as Hector de la Faloise Karl Harbacher as Francis - le coiffeur Valeska Gert as Zoe - la femme de chambre Jacqueline Ford as Rose Mignon Dennis Price as Le jockey de'Nana' Gresham as Le jockey de'Lusignan' Luc Dartagnan as Maréchal - le bookmaker Nita Romani as Satin Roberto Pla as Bosc Gorieux as Le médecin Nana at filmsdefrance Nana on IMDb Nana at Internet Archive Entry at Allmovie
Kas-tziden or Haškɛnadɨltla, more known by his Mexican-Spanish appellation Nana, was a warrior and chief of the Chihenne band of the Chiricahua Apache. In the 1850s and 1860s he was one of the best known leaders of the Bedonkohe and Chihenne, along with Tudeevia, Cuchillo Negro and Loco, he was a nephew of Delgadito, married a sister of Geronimo. Captain John Gregory Bourke described Nana as having "a strong face marked with intelligence and good nature, but with an under stratum of cruelty and vindictiveness". Charles Fletcher Lummis claimed that Nana wore gold watch chains in each ear lobe taken from dead victims, he fought alongside Mangas Coloradas and his mixed Tchihende-Bedonkohe band until Mangas Coloradas was killed while in the custody of the California Column in January 1863. In Mexico he undertook many joint raids with the Nednhi of Natiza against the Mexicans. After Ponce, Cuchillo Negro and Delgadito were killed too, Victorio took over the Tchihende leadership, joined by the leaderless Bedonkohe.
Nana, although at least 20 years older than Victorio, married the latter's elder sister, cementing his position as a leader. After several failed attempts to peacefully live on a reservation in their own country and Nana gave up trying and fought back against the Americans and Mexicans; the Bedonkohe and Chihenne were joined by more than 80 warriors of the Mescalero Apache under their old chief Caballero. Victorio and Nana therefore had about 200 warriors. During the Apache Wars and Victorio's War Nana raided areas of Texas and Mexico with Victorio. While Nana and a small group was away on a scouting mission and his band were surrounded and killed by soldiers of the Mexican Army under Joaquin Terrazas at the Battle of Tres Castillos in October 1880. 68 women and children were sold as slaves in Mexico. After Victorio's death and his followers hid in the Sierra Madre. Several prestigious leaders and warriors, such as Fun, Ka-ya-ten-nae took the leadership of the Tchihende, Bedonkohe and Nednhi bands beside the established Apache band leaders Nana, Mangas, Naiche and Juh.
Nana, now 80 years old, formed his own war party with the Chihenne, enlisting loitering warriors in the reservations. His band joined by 15 Tsokanende, 12 Mescalero warriors and a couple of Navajo, plus women and children, began raiding Army supply trains and isolated settlers. In less than a month Nana fought seven or eight battles stretching over the course of 1,000 miles and killed 30-40 Americans, at least as many Mexicans, captured about 200 horses to replace 100 ridden to death and fled back to Mexico, he and his small force, evaded more than 1,000 soldiers, 300-400 civilian militia volunteers and Apache and Navajo Indian Scouts. Nana survived the Apache Wars. Upon surrender in March 1886 he, other Apache warriors and Apache Scouts were sent as prisoners of war to Florida and Alabama. In 1894, they were relocated to Fort Sill in the Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Nana died of natural causes in 1896. Nana has a special reputation among Apache war chiefs, he was still an active warrior well into his eighties.
He had tenacity, courage and an uncanny ability to improvise in a fight to minimize his losses. He could be considerate when dealing with civilians; when Nana was executing guerrilla tactics in the 1880's, he was half blind, crooked from arthritis, but once he sat in the saddle, he rode "like the devil." Nana's Raid: Apache Warfare in Southern New Mexico, 1881 Nana, Apache Chief at the Arizona Memory Project Nana from the Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, via Google Books Nana in photograph of the Council between General Crook and Geronimo from the U. S. Library of Congress Warm Springs Apache Leader Nana: The 80-Year-Old Warrior Turned the Tables at the Weider History Group's historynet.com Tracking Nana - Nana’s raid
Acid Rap is the second mixtape by American rapper Chance the Rapper. It was released on April 2013, as a free digital download. In July 2013, the album debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, due to bootleg downloads on iTunes and Amazon not affiliated with the artist; the mixtape has been certified "diamond" on mixtape site Datpiff, for garnering over 1,000,000 downloads. Chancelor Bennet has admitted. Bennett has said, " was a lot of acid involved in Acid Rap. I mean, it wasn't too much — I'd say it was about 30 to 40 percent acid... more so 30 percent acid." He has made it clear that LSD's involvement was just a small factor in the making of the mixtape. Bennett has said, it was something that I was interested in for a long time during the making of the tape, but it's not a huge faction at all. It was more so a bit of fuel. It's an allegory to acid, more so than just a tape about acid." The cover art for Acid Rap was based on a real picture taken at South by Southwest, an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas.
The picture was taken by Brandon Beuax, who designed the cover art for Bennett's previous mixtape 10 Day. The picture happened by chance, according to Beaux, "I had made these Tie Dye tank tops before we went to SXSW and I gave them to Chance… In the back of my mind I'm like I hope you wear this." Bennett used artists and producers from Chicago who he had worked with before. The acid jazz sound of the mixtape can be attributed to the collaboration of artists and producers from multiple genres. Bennett has said, "People that I worked with on other projects from multiple genres just came together to make a dope tape." Bennett attributes most of the funky or jazz sound to Peter Cottontale saying, "Peter Cottontale is a sick jazz pianist."Bennett describes Acid Rap as more of a music based album and less of a story-based album when compared to his previous mixtape. When asked to compare 10 Day to Acid Rap Bennett said, "Acid Rap is just a whole different monster. It's less of a conceptual project.
It's still cohesive, storytelling-wise, its own project. But it's more music-based than story-based this time. I'm still telling the story of what it's like coming out of high school, not going to college and my experience with LSD; the new music that I started listening to has got a heavy Acid Jazz base to it. It's just good songs, but it's more of just a good album than a story." Acid Rap was released as not an album. Bennett said, "One of my biggest talents is performing live." This gave him the idea to make his money by performing live. Along with these reasons he chose to release his music as a mixtape because he wanted to create free music. More he has rapped about his hatred for record labels in one of his more recent songs, No Problem. Bennett being unsigned gives him the ability to collaborate with any artists of his choosing. Collaboration was a main factor in the production of Acid Rap and, another reason why Bennett decided to remain unsigned. Acid Rap was met with universal acclaim from music critics.
At Metacritic, the mixtape received an average score of 86, based on 21 critics, which indicates "universal acclaim". It was nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards; the mixtape was ranked at number 2 on SPIN Magazine's list and number 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2013, first on their list of best mixtapes of 2013. It was the second most downloaded mixtape on MixtapeMonkey.com. It was ranked at number 12 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013. President Barack Obama added the song Acid Rain to his summer 2016 playlist. Brandon Breaux — artwork OJ Hays — "Acid Rap" typeface Elton "L10mixedit" Chueng — engineering, mastering Na'el Shehade — Engineer Alex "PapiBeatz" Baez — engineering Andrew Barber – Founder of Fake Shore Drive Su$h! Ceej — Member of Two-9, producer Peter CottonTale — Music Director, Producer brandUn DeShay — Producer J. P. Floyd — Trombonist, featured artist Nate Fox — Member of the Social Experiment, featured artist, producer Alex Fruchter] — Founder of Closed Sessions Rich Gains – Member of Blended Babies, producer Ludwig Göransson – Producer JP – Member of Blended Babies, producer Kiara Lanier — Singer, featured artist Lili K — Singer, featured artist Mike Kolar — Engineer, owner of Soundscape Studios, founder of Closed Sessions Vic Mensa — Rapper, featured artist Cam O'bi – Producer Stefan Ponce – Producer Nico Segal – Trumpeter, member of the Social Experiment Twista — Rapper, featured artist Austin Vesely – Director Official Acid Rap download and stream
Véronique Genest is a French actress and film producer. She is best known for her starring role as Commissaire Julie Lescaut in the French police drama series Julie Lescaut which ran from 1992 - 2013. 1980: La Banquière 1982: Guy de Maupassant: Fanny 1982: Légitime violence: Lucie Kasler 1983: Il quartetto Basileus: Sophia 1983: J'ai épousé une ombre: Patricia Meyrand 1983: Debout les crabes, la mer monte!: Marthe 1984: Tango 1985: La Baston: Denise Levasseur 1985: Ça n'arrive qu'à moi: Prudence 1986: Suivez mon regard: Une fille délurée 1986: Triple sec 1986: Chère canaille: Frédérique Henriot 1987: Association de malfaiteurs: Monique Lemercier 1987: Strike 1989: Un père et passe: Marianne 1990: Le grand ruban: Sylvie 1991: On peut toujours rêver: La prostituée mélomane 1991: Les secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelglück: Micheline 1992: Et demain... Hollywood!: Marie Bluchet 1997: Droit dans le mur: Myriam 1981: Nana -: Nana 1983: Le ambizioni sbagliate: Andreina 1983: Péchés originaux -: Lydie 1984: Emportez-la avec vous: Myriam 1986-1991: Série noire -: Marlène/Lucien 1988: Sueurs froides -: Valérie Vétheuil 1989: Une femme tranquille: Véronique 1989: L'été de tous les chagrins: Ginette 1989: Les sirènes de minuit: Maud 1989: David Lansky: Yasmine Sublet 1989: Une table pour six: Corinne 1990: V comme vengeance -: Corinne 1990: Mit den Clowns kamen die Tränen: Francine Renaud 1992: Ma tu mi vuoi bene?: Livia 1992: Secret de famille: Marthe 1992-2013: Julie Lescaut -: Commissaire Julie Lescaut 1996: Sixième classique: Simone 1998: Un amour de cousine: Lucille 2000: On n'est pas là pour s'aimer: Frédérique Letheil 2003: Une femme si parfaite: Anne Joubert 2006: Un transat pour huit: Florence 2007: La dame d'Izieu: Sabine Zlatin 2011: Merci patron!: Hélène Scoffie 2014: La disparue du Pyla: Carole Castel 2004: Decorated with the Légion d'honneur by French president Jacques Chirac.
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