New, ever-improving streaming technologies are providing rich gifts of artistry that promote healing of racial conflict and reconciliation, especially as they provide education and enlightening entertainment that promotes understanding of specific ethnic and cultural groups around the world.
On October 29, AP news reports, on Apple’s streaming-TV box, Apple TV, that it “…isn’t just for streaming anymore. Its latest incarnation, which ships this week, offers on the big screen just about anything you could previously only do on an iPhone or iPad.” In another AP article October 29, on Apple in the Arab world,”… Apple opened its first retail stores in the Arab world on Thursday in the luxury malls of the United Arab Emirates.”
On October 29, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. announces its free, live, filmed, as well as streamed presentation of a preview of the Washington National Opera’s “Appomattox.” This event is scheduled for the Millennium Stage’s series of ongoing free, live, filmed, as well as streamed performances for local to global audiences. Today’s event will include performances of songs and readings from both the Civil War and Civil Rights Era, as well as an excerpt from the acclaimed opera set for performance in the Opera House November 14–22.
On October 30, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage series presents Marc Cary’s group, Indigenous People, which “…mines the rich history of African diasporic music, from African folk melodies, Brazilian and Caribbean grooves to American jazz, funk and go-go rhythms.”
On November 2, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage series picks up its coverage of Kids Euro Festival in Washington D.C. (that continues through November 8 ), as the Embassy of Luxembourg presents Drum Bommel. This presentation from Luxembourg provides a “…fantastically fun trip through the world of percussion with Drum Bommel. Multi-percussionist Sven Kiefer knows how to play any kind of drum, marimba, vibraphone, gong, cymbal, or other percussive instrument you can think of. In this performance, he will share the magic of drumming, rhythm, and melody.” Those in local attendance can participate in the show as they dance, laugh, and sing!
The Kennedy Center of Washington D.C. provides ongoing performances of the best of American and international performing artists and the best artistic repertoire for local and global audiences through live, filmed, and streamed programs.
PBS is also currently streaming episodes and clips from their documentary films such as “Latino Americans,” “The African Americans…,” and “Italian Americans” and other programming in their Culture, Arts, Drama, History series and more that promote cultural understanding of diverse ethnic groups.
Further, Netflix. com streams complete documentaries (as well as Dramas) that facilitate multi-cultural understanding: PBS’s “The African Americans…,” “The Long Way Home,” “Monumental,” “Human Planet,” “Hawaiian” and more.
Movieguide.org reviews Netflix, streamed, dramas that foster multi-cultural appreciation and understanding, as well as morality and redemption: “Children of Heaven,” “The Journey of August King,” “Down in the Delta,” “Leap Year,” “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and more. Further, Movieguide.org reviews Netflix’s streamed movies that bring the Christian Gospel to good stories: “October Baby,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “A Man Called Peter,” “Son of God” and more.
Streaming technologies today are providing more and more access to the world about its history and diverse cultures. These are significant tools for fostering understanding, reconciliation, and redemption. Together the performing arts, film, and technology are providing enlightening and educational entertainment to bring healing to hearts, souls, and relationships across the globe.