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Breakaway Daily interview: Opada Opada’s Orphan’s Pain tackles war’s effects on African children

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Music has been part of Opada Opada’s life since he was a little boy growing up in Gambella, Ethiopia, singing in his local church. Now the independent hip-hop artist is on his second album titled Orphan’s Pain about the effects of war on African communities, especially children. Opada is looking to spread a positive message and motivate others through his music; something he feels has been lacking in a lot of today’s popular hip-hop.

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30 yrs ago 2day Prince as Madhouse released his first-ever instrumental album, 8.

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On January 21, 1987 Prince, along with Eric Leeds on sax, released his jazz-instrumental project 8 on Paisley Park Records.

All eight tracks were written or co-written by Prince, and all contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and flute. All tracks are given written numerical names, from One to Eight, while the album is named numerically.

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To Live Is To Die First is a deep and philosophical book by author Eli Darzi about life’s questions

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To Live Is To Die First looks at how our thoughts are projected in our heads like a movie, creating our fictional reality.

“If I tell you that we’re dead now, no less than ever, you probably will not accept that. True, if you ask me if I’m alive, I will say without any hesitation, “yes!” However, this is only because we, humankind, created such a reality in which; if I’m breathing and my heart beats, I am considered alive, but this conclusion comes from the assumption that I’m a thinking person who has knowledge about the body, life, and death.” – To Live Is To Die First

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“Through hundreds of thousand years, man has moved in one way and in one direction in the search for meaning, happiness, security, love and freedom, but all he found was suffering,” Eli Darzi tells Breakaway Daily.

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Freedom sounds: 20 years ago today Prince releases the brilliant, bittersweet and empowering Emancipation album

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On November 19th, 1996 Prince released his 19th full-length studio album that marked his courageous movement towards artistic freedom. Emancipation was the third album Prince released using his symbol instead of his name; the first two being the albums Love Symbol and Chaos & Disorder. Prince explained that he had changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol to emancipate himself from his contract with Warner Bros, feeling his own name now belonged to the company.

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Paint the internet purple y’all! Prince’s birthday (June 7th) officially declared “Prince Day” in Minnesota in celebration of his life.

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Prince fans from all over the world are remembering and celebrating the life of a legend on his birthday.

Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis and transitioned on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince would have been 58 on June 7. Today, the Minnesota government (finally) honored the legend with his own day.

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Interview with “15 Second Ideas”

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15 Second Ideas on Instagram shares creative fifteen second video tutorials to over eleven thousand followers about food, customizing clothing, crafts, tips, repurposing and more!

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Who is Sheylla Gonçalves?

It’s so many girls in one.  In my 27 years, I’ve collected many experiences and have experimented in so many areas, so I am always finding a way to connect these experiences with art.  

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