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Guitar Boy Superstar, Full Album
Victor Uwaifo 
«Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo, born 1 March 1941, is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State and records under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo». (Wikipedia) Known as the «Highlife Music Legend», he created a guitar with eighteen strings, which he also plays with his feet and even his tongue. The then 77-year-old musician made history in 1996 when he won the first Golden record in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa for his song Joromi. Uwaifo is currently the Chairman of Joromi Organization, a multi-track recording and television studio in Benin City and was recently inducted into the Living Human Treasure circles, an honour bestowed by UNESCO.

Get It Now Remix
Tiwa Savage ft. Omarion
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, born 5 February 1980 in Lagos, better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. When she was eleven years old, Tiwa’s parents had to relocate to London, and she went along with them. Tiwa also lived in the United States of America at some point. There, while she was in the High School, she was a highly active member of the school’s Orchestra band, where she played the trombone. Her life as a professional musician started at age of sixteen when she did back-up vocals for a number of artistes as well as building a strong career of her own in her native country.

At the Uprising Reggae Festival 2017
Nneka Egbuna, born 24 December 1980, sings in English, Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin. As a young singer she first gained public attention in 2004 while performing as an opening act for Dancehall Reggae at  Hamburg Stadtpark. After much acclaim, Nneka was given the opportunity to record her first album. She has performed all over Europe, Nigeria, Japan, South Africa and the US. Even though Nneka sings more than she raps, she names hip hop as her primary musical root and most important source of inspiration, while citing artists such as Fela Kuti and Bob Marley as well as contemporary rappers like Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Lauryn Hill as her primary influences. Nneka has also acted in several movies.

goodnews editorial

One of the most important responsibilities we all share is the responsibility to be truthful – in our public life, in our relationships with others and most of all in our relationship with ourselves. While THE TRUTH is a shifty notion, an authentic attitude is not. We need this honest approach more than ever today, and most of all we need it in the media. It is not only sad to witness newspapers, TV stations and social media promote the falsehoods known as fake news, it is equally embarrassing to see how they advance a culture of squirming commiseration or puffing outrage, leading to already marginalised groups being „infantilised by a culture of victimhood and offence-taking.“ (Dorian Lynski). Especially in the tabloids influencing „the masses,” readers are told what to think rather than being helped to form their own opinion. But it is still up to you what you choose to believe! Up to you what opinion you cultivate! Up to you what causes you support or become involved in! As Timothy Leary liked to say: „You are the director of your own movie. And the movie you are making tells the story of the great adventure that is your life.“ So don’t believe the hype!

Susanne G. Seiler

Eat Your Words

I am a veggie table
A table made of veg,
There’s so much fruit upon me
All living on the edge,
Life is hard
But so are plates
And tea can be quite hot,
And vegetarian poets
Make me nervous quite a lot.

Benjamin Zephaniah

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave

Zora Neale Hurston 
A previously unpublished work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade – abducted from Africa on the last «Black Cargo» ship to arrive in the United States. Hurston twice interviewed eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis who spoke with her about his childhood in Africa, the voyage to America and his life as a slave thus providing the material for a unique document.
HarperCollins, June 2018

Magic Medicine – A Trip Through the Intoxicating History

Cody Johnson
Did the CIA really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique? Was Santa Claus really inspired by a hallucinogenic mushroom from Siberia? How can MDMA (Ecstasy) help people recover from trauma? Science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for centuries: psychedelics have transformative healing properties. Many psychedelic plants and substances have a long history of being incorporated into various healing traditions. Magic Medicine explores the fascinating history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their growing inclusion in modern medicine, science, and culture.
Fair Wind Press, June 2018 

The Death of Truth. Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump

Michiko Kakutani
Former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to the advent of the age of lies. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, she identifies the trends – originating on both the right and the left – that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.
Tim Duggan Books, July 2018 

Megalith – Studies in Stone

Hugh Newman, Howard Crowhurst et al
How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why do the Carnac alignments follow geological fault lines? Was Avebury intentionally sited precisely one-seventh of a circle down from the North pole? Why are so many stone circles egg-shaped or flattened? What is the meaning of the designs in ancient rock art? Do you really have to wait nineteen years to visit the remote site of Callanish? What were the ancients up to? With eight authors, and packed with detailed information and exquisite rare illustrations, Megalith is a timeless and valuable sourcebook for anyone interested in prehistory.
Wooden Books, June 2018

Ancient Giants – History, Myth, and Scientific Evidence from around the World

Xaviant Haze
The author provides compelling evidence for a lost race of giants in Earth’s prehistory. He explores myths that go back thousands of years, including those found in the world’s holiest scriptures, as well as medieval and modern myths. He investigates historical reports of ancient giants found in Ireland and the British Isles—the remains of which mysteriously disappeared shortly after their discovery. He explores the legends of giants in Russia and goes deep into the Far East, revealing the multitude of fascinating giant legends in China. Were they the hybrid results from genetic experiments of ancient aliens or from the interbreeding of the fallen angels with the daughters of man?
Bear & Company, June 2018

good to know

psychoactive | Participate
MAPS in search of MDMA therapists

Walking the Witch
culture | Podcast
Further adventures of Pam Grossman

nature | Guardian, 1 June 2018
Perpetrators behind shoe theft discovered

nature | Mongabay, 6 June 2018
Waoranis map their land

nature | Hakai Magazine, 8 June 2018
Fifteen stories from five seas

Domestic bliss
psychoactive | PsyPost, 8 June 2018
Less violent thanks to psychedelics

French hit
psychoactive | Telegraph, 10 June 2018
First CBD shops in Paris

nature | The Mind Unleashed, 10 June 2018
Bees understand mathematical concept

psychoactive | Leafly, 11 June 2018
UN drug committee findings on cannabis

Damage undone
psychoactive  | Independent, 12 June 2018
LSD, shrooms & depression

psychoactive | BBC, 15 June 2018
Sex life enhanced

Lost language
science | Science Alert, 16 June 2018
Knotted code of the Incas yet to be deciphered

Big money
nature | Return to Now, 19 June 2018
500 Sequoias protected

psychoactive | Techgnosis, 19 June 2018
About the DIY of mycology

psychoactive | The Guardian, 20 June 2018
Recreational cannabis in Canada

Oetzi’s accoutrements
science | New York Times, 21 June 2018
Copper age revelations

culture | Collective Evolution, 21 June 2018
What people ask Google

Swamp sparrow
nature | Nature matters, 24 June 2018
Same song for 1500 years

Cannabis & epilepsy
psychoactive  | The Conversation 25 June 2018
What you need to know

London skies
science | BBC, 25 June 2018
Greenwich observatory to be reactivated

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