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Electronic music actually involves numerous subgenres and even non-genres. It’s easy for the uninitiated to lump them all into the corporate-labeled non-genre of electronic dance music or EDM. To help you survive any future discussions with certain DJs and even dancers who take the “culture” and what they do a tad too seriously here are […]

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Hamed Wardak on Afghanistan emeralds

Tragically, Afghanistan has been ravaged by decades of non-stop war. But hidden deep within the country’s mountains, there’s a green oasis where something precious and rare is hidden away. The Panjshir Valley, which lies north of the capital of Kabul, is home to over 172 emerald mines. These valuable gems also called Panjshir emeralds, have […]

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Hamed Wardak writes about Eitheopian emeralds

Ethiopian emeralds remain one of the most beautiful varieties of emerald found on the market. Some experts say that the color of Ethiopian emeralds rivals those found in Colombia, the home of the highest quality emeralds. Gemstone dealers appear very excited about these stones because they don’t require treatment with oil. Oil treatment remains a […]

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Techno music–and the larger music industry overall–have been a major source of creativity and well-being. In addition to listening solo, techno and other music have also been used for social purposes, such as live concerts or DJs at parties. To give some context on the techno genre, it spawned from electronic rock and became a […]

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Hamed Wardak and the gay and lesbuian techno

The small nation of Georgia has a long and storied history. Lying where Europe starts to merge into Asia, it has been a stop along the ancient Silk Road. Today, this nation that was once dominated by the U.S.S.R. has again reclaimed an identity. It’s one place where residents are still trying to figure who […]

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