Evelina. 23. Swedish. I'm studying to become a teacher (I'll be teaching high school English and history). I like Glee, Teen Wolf, Harry Potter, Elementary, Sherlock and various other things, and this is mostly a fandom blog with some social justice and stuff thrown in there.
I'm a very bad tagger, which I apologize for, but I do tag potentially triggery stuff. If there's something specific you want me to tag, just ask me and I'll make sure to remember in the future.
"I really wish there was a web series of Elliot hanging out with his other friends, telling them about the insane group of people he’s met recently… ‘They all went to this high school that just, like, churns out professional entertainers, and, I swear, when they’re not trying to live with me, they all stay in one apartment that doesn’t even have any walls. Super weird, man.’" (x)
THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.
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 3000years 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!
stiles’ likes include croissants, playing impromptu games of tag with his best friend scott, baby animals, climbing things in his sunday best, sneezing really loudly before dawn, leisurely wanderings through the royal garden, and talking war strategy after sex.