“Love” is what “motivates” him to play the piano because “the sound of it is so much related to the feeling of love.” These are not words from a teenage boy, who is deep in his high school crash; these are the words of an Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga, who, at 27, is fast becoming one of the most innovative young piano players around the world.
Reviewed by Andrew DeCort
Most of us have probably heard the maxim, “Pick your battles.” In most cases, this saying is given as a counsel of caution to temper “unrealistic” passion or principle. The idea is that if you fight uncompromisingly for your conviction, you might get crushed. Better, then, to play it safer, be pragmatic, and stick to “what’s possible.”
Cindy Claes is a dancing backpacker from Belgium who had dreamt about discovering the world as a child and told her family from an early age that she would move out of Belgium to fulfill her dreams, and that is exactly what she did.