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April 9, 2014 / 8,105 notes / Reblog / Via: notmichaelsu

April 9, 2014 / 121,445 notes / Reblog / Via: sugoisenpai
themoonphase:

I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS

themoonphase:

I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS

April 8, 2014 / 81,344 notes / Reblog / Via: n0-stal-gia

A tree frog in Jember, Indonesia, shelters from the rain under a leaf. The amphibian reportedly held the leaf for 30 minutes before the storm passed.

A tree frog in Jember, Indonesia, shelters from the rain under a leaf. The amphibian reportedly held the leaf for 30 minutes before the storm passed.

April 8, 2014 / 107,395 notes / Reblog / Via: neurococo

admhawthorne:

onceuponawickedphan:

It got better.

Yes, it really did.

April 7, 2014 / 81,052 notes / Reblog / Via: asphyyxiate

grlgang:

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vriska:

spookyroxi:

treatboss:

THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.

holy shit

this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY

I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.

I feel that things like this are posted so often with no historical information and I think that’s pretty damaging even if it’s unintentional. It just contributes to the erasure of non-western societies and their cultures.
The Kalimba is an African instrument common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and it’s also known as the “sansa” and “mbira”. It was typically played while walking by traveling “griots” who keep the history of the tribe or village and for entertainment purposese. And get this: the wood or bamboo-tiled instruments were first invented 3000 years ago! And the metal-tiled ones appeared in the Zambezi River Valley 1,300 years ago. There’s so much history behind this instrument and it’s an injustice to the those whose culture it originates from to post about it and never once mention them. Anyway this is just tiny bit of the history I felt like adding from the wiki page, and the entire thing it very interesting so I’d encourage you to read it all!

April 7, 2014 / 158,615 notes / Reblog / Via: kpopbound
kingdank420:

this is the swaggiest motherfucker i have ever seen he absorbs other people’s lack of swag and then photosynthesizes it into swag that we can breathe and be reinvigorated by i cant handle it

kingdank420:

this is the swaggiest motherfucker i have ever seen he absorbs other people’s lack of swag and then photosynthesizes it into swag that we can breathe and be reinvigorated by i cant handle it

April 7, 2014 / 232,583 notes / Reblog / Via: chujason

April 6, 2014 / 132,602 notes / Reblog / Via: danie-yell
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Am I a prude?