Dakh Daughters: Tiny Desk Meets GlobalFEST 2023

What Is It?

The YouTube video Dakh Daughters: Tiny Desk Meets GlobalFEST 2023 by the YouTube channel NPR Music:

Dakh Daughters: Tiny Desk Meets GlobalFEST 2023

Here is the description for this video:

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Bob Boilen | January 27, 2023
Hosted by Angélique Kidjo, the series echoes globalFEST’s live flagship event in spirit but is centered in the framework of the Tiny Desk concert series.

This collaboration presents exclusive video performances from nine artists filmed in their respective homelands, on the road and in exile all over the world.

There will be three nights of concerts, each featuring three bands, on consecutive nights beginning Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

The globalFEST team wrote the following biographical information about each performer.

Dakh Daughters, Ukraine
Dakh Daughters create an atmosphere of a French saloon, where Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson.

On occasion, armed with a full set of strings, keyboards and percussion, the women shake the audience with a roar in the manner of the group Laibach, but can swiftly exchange anger for kindness, turning into fun-loving, Hollywood beauties of the 1950s who dream of tropical vacations in the Caribbean.


Solomiia Melnyk: vocals, cello, accordion
Ruslana Khazipova: vocals, drums/percussion
Natalka Halanevych: vocals, piano, double bass
Ganna Nikitina: vocals, guitar
Natacha Charpe (Zo): vocals, violin

Director: Vladyslav Troitskyi
Art Manager: Iryna Gorban
Audio: Anton Ocheretyanyy
Video: Nayan Ducruet
Special thanks to Theatre Le Préau and Lucie Berelowitsch

Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Series Producer: Bobby Carter
Editing: Joshua Bryant
Tiny Desk Team: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer

Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin
2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Meera Dugal
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Host: Angélique Kidjo
Legal Services: Tamizdat
Legal Services: Duane Morris
Video Production: Karim Tabbaa

The Mellon Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Ken Umezaki
Fabian Alsultany
Steven Kirkpatrick
David Komar


Renting A Room? | My Uncle ME Working At A Restaurant | Helping A Ukrainian Or Russian?

Dream 1

This dream took place during a nice day in downtown DeRidder, and I was walking to a small room downtown that I was probably temporarily renting or staying at.

At this point in the dream, I was going there to do something that I can not remember to maybe cool down, maybe it had a tiny pool or some kind of special cooling equipment.


CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visito La Zona De Exclusión #2 | TRAVEL VLOG

What Is It?

The YouTube video CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visito La Zona De Exclusión #2 | TRAVEL VLOG by the YouTube channel Amarna Miller:

CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visito La Zona De Exclusión #2 | TRAVEL VLOG

Here is the description for this video:

Teniendo en cuenta la situación actual de Ucrania, me parece importante contextualizar el momento en el que grabé estas imágenes que estáis a punto de ver. Yo estuve allí de viaje a principios de febrero del 2022, unas semanas antes de que estallase la guerra. Terminé de editar esta serie a finales de Marzo del 2022 y me pareció adecuado grabar una intro explicando que la situación en el que rodé el video no coincide con la realidad actual del país. Esta es la segunda parte de dos videos, si queréis ver el primero, podéis hacerlo aquí:

He tardado casi nueve meses en decidirme a subir esta serie sobre Chernobyl. Si me he decidido finalmente a publicarlo ha sido porque la finalidad de estos videos es divulgativa (aunque lógicamente haya comentarios personales, ya que se trata de un vlog). Mi intención era y sigue siendo el enseñaros mi viaje y explicar desde la experiencia en primera persona lo que sucedió durante la catástrofe nuclear de Chernobyl mientras enseño el estado de la zona de exclusión. Esta motivación sigue vigente pese al horror que se está viviendo ahora mismo en el país.

Siento que mostrar la cultura y la historia de un país es algo inherentemente positivo y que tengo que ser fiel a esas motivaciones que tenía cuando lo grabé por encima del miedo a crear polémica. Una seguidora me dejó un comentario el otro día que me hizo reflexionar, y que describe mis sentimientos al respecto: “Ahora estamos viendo y sintiendo Ucrania con mucho dolor, sufrimiento y miedo. Cuando pensamos en Ucrania lo hacemos con pensamientos negativos debido al problema actual y creo que el país también se merece que lo miren desde los ojos del amor, especialmente en estos momentos de tanta oscuridad … Habrá gente a la que le moleste dejar de mirar lo malo por algunos momentos, pero habrá otra gente para la que será un acto de inspiración y positividad, equilibrio y amor”. (Gracias Ali por tus palabras 🙏)

He decidido no monetizar este video, por razones obvias. También he decidido no incluir la palabra “Ucrania” en el título porque de ninguna manera quiero que el algoritmo lo indexe en relación a los sucesos que se están viviendo ahora mismo. De hecho, he puesto conscientemente un título bastante soso para no caer en el clickbait.

Esto es lo que tengo dentro. Es un tema complejo, pero espero haberme explicado. Como siempre, gracias por escucharme y por entenderme desde la empatía y la asertividad 🙂 Si queréis abrir debate en los comentarios, os leo ❤️

Sappheiros – Embrace
Música proporcionada por MSC:


  • “God on the Dancefloor”, “Hunger”, ” If You Ever Get Lost Again”, “Void”, “Almost 30”


  • “Cumbria”, “London”

Rondo Brothers – “Mr Tea” (tomas falsas)





CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visiting The Exclusion Zone #1 | TRAVEL VLOG

What Is It?

The YouTube video CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visiting The Exclusion Zone #1 | TRAVEL VLOG by the YouTube channel Amarna Miller:

CHERNOBYL ☢️ Visiting The Exclusion Zone #1 | TRAVEL VLOG

Here is the description for this video:

Taking into account the current situation in Ukraine, it seems important to me to contextualize the moment in which I recorded these images that you are about to see.

I was there on a trip at the beginning of February 2022, a few weeks before the war broke out.

I finished editing this series at the end of March 2022, and it seemed appropriate to record an intro explaining that the situation in which I recorded the video, doesn’t match the current reality of the country.

Even with those, it took me almost nine months to decide to upload this series about Chernobyl.

If I’ve finally decided to publish it, it has been because the purpose of these videos is informative (although logically there are personal comments, since it’s a vlog).

My intention was and still is to show you my journey and explain from first-hand experience what happened during the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, while showing the state of the exclusion zone.

This motivation is still valid despite the horror that is being experienced right now in the country.

I feel that showing the culture and history of a country is something inherently positive and that I have to be faithful to those motivations that I had when I recorded it, above the fear of creating controversy.

A follower left me a thought-provoking comment the other day, describing my feelings about it: “Now we are seeing and feeling Ukraine with a lot of pain, suffering, and fear.

When we think of Ukraine, we do so with negative thoughts due to the current problem.

And I think that the country also deserves to be looked at through the eyes of love, especially in these moments of so much darkness…

There will be people who don’t like to stop looking at the bad for a few moments, but there will be other people for whom It will be an act of inspiration and positivity, balance and love.”

(Thank you, Ali, for your words 🙏)

I’ve decided not to monetize this video, for obvious reasons.

I have also decided not to include the word “Ukraine” in the title because in no way do I want the algorithm to index it in relation to the events that are happening right now.

In fact, I have consciously put a rather bland title so as not to fall for the clickbait.

This is what I’ve inside.

It is a complex subject, but I hope I have explained myself.

As always, thanks for listening and understanding me with empathy and assertiveness, 🙂 I’ll upload the second part next week.

If you want to open a debate in the comments, I’ll read you ❤️


  • “Simon”, “Reborn”, “The Great Ten Years of My Life”, “Famous”, “Blue Mariuk”
    Northwest – “Interlude”
    Rondo Brothers – “Mr Tea” (outtakes)





Machine Gun Trolling During A Shootout In Ukraine

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during the day in Ukraine as the 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine was going on, but I am not sure if I was in the dream or not.

The war was still going on, and a shootout was taking place between soldiers outside in a field with trees & bushes et cetera.