Taj Mahal Facts For Kids

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  • A mausoleum at Agra, India, built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (1592–1666) in memory of his favorite wife, completed c.1649. Set in formal gardens, the domed building in white marble is reflected in a pool flanked by cypresses
  • beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
  • Taj Mahal is a Tamil film directed by Bharathiraja. The film starred Manoj Bharathiraja and Riya Sen. The music was composed by A.R.Rahman and were chartbusters. The film did not fare well at the box office.
  • The Taj Mahal (??? ???, ??? ??? "crown of buildings", ; also "the Taj") is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
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  • 4Kids Entertainment (commonly known as 4Kids) is a Worldwide International American film and television production company. It is known for English-dubbing Japanese anime, specializing in the acquisition, production and licensing of children's entertainment around the United States.
  • The Sport Ju-Jutsu system for kids is designed to stimulate movement and to encourage the kids natural joy of moving their bodies. The kids train all exercises from Sport Ju-Jutsu but many academys leave out punches and kicks for their youngest athlethes.
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taj mahal facts for kids taj mahal facts for kids - Maestro
The mythology of American blues is filled with images of the lone musician standing at the crossroads, caught in that gray area between light and shadow, cutting impossible deals with dark forces, offering up nothing less than his soul as collateral.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal, a two-time GRAMMY® winner and one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century, has made no Faustian deals in his long and distinguished career, but he stands at an important crossroads nonetheless. In his never-ending exploration of the complex origins and underpinnings of American music, he has forged a four-decade career by gathering and distilling countless musical traditions from a range of geographical and cultural sources: the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachian backwoods, the African continent, the Hawaiian islands, Europe, the Caribbean and so much more. Taj Mahal doesn't just stand at the crossroads. He is the crossroads.
This twelve-track set - his first U.S. release in five years - marks the fortieth anniversary of Taj's rich and varied recording career by mixing original material with chestnuts from vintage sources and newcomers alike. Guests on this anniversary gala include Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley and others - many of whom have been directly influenced by Taj's music and guidance.

Taj Mahal marks the 40th anniversary of his debut album with the release of Maestro. It's an all-star affair featuring guest appearances by Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley's Band, Los Lobos, and quite a few others. How he continues to successfully blend so many different styles of music onto one album is certain proof of his pedigree as a musician. There are bold statements of reggae style in "Never Let You Go," and "Black Man, Brown Man." On the other hand, "Zanzibar" (featuring vocals from Angelique Kidjo, and kora from Toumani Diabate) is heavily flavored with the sound of contemporary African music. That stated, Maestro is a blues album at its foundation and Mahal does the blues on this set as convincingly as ever. From the brassy and soulful opener "Scratch My Back," to the gritty guitar on "Dust Me Down," to the slow, sexy, and grinding "Slow Drag," Maestro delivers on every level. The lyrics are clever and upbeat, the performances are liberated, and the album is thoroughly satisfying. ---Eric C.P. Martin

Descendants of the Taj Artisans
Descendants of the Taj Artisans
Hundreds of years after the Mughals stopped building their palaces and mosques, the descendants of those artisans are still engaged in their family craft. These days they make a variety of artistic products like furniture, accessories and display items. Jewelry boxes and small tables are popular with tourists for their portability. Here, these young men are making a small table that can be used as a stand for a lamp or a small plant, or just used by itself as an occasional table. A surprising fact is that the carving is actually achieved with the ring finger. The thumb and the forefinger hold and guide the carving knife, which is shaped like dentist's scraper. The middle finger provides stability to the grip. But it is the ring finger that provides the actual force to move the knife along the surface of the marble, as material is carved out. Very counter intuitive, but it works very well, and these kids are amazingly good at it. In today's world of mass manufacture with computers, robotic control systems and automated assembly lines, it is difficult to comprehend that all the art work at the Taj Mahal was accomplished over 400 years ago with nothing more than the simplest tools imaginable. Leica S2 + 70mm Summarit-S f/2.5 S2002078
Taj Mahal - Agra, India
Taj Mahal - Agra, India
DIWYY's Kristina at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
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One of the more woefully underappreciated blues artists of the last three decades, Taj Mahal has consistently made great records that combine his extensive knowledge of roots music with a refreshingly non-elitist sensibility. Giant Step/De Ole Folks At Home from 1969 was Taj's commercial high point, and it's easy to understand why. The first half of the album (originally released as a two-record set) features Taj and band blending rock, pop and blues on songs like "Take a Giant Step," "Give Your Woman What She Wants" and "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl." The second half is more laid-back and down-home, with Taj essaying solo renditions of "Fishing Blues," "Stagger Lee" and "Light Rain Blues" on banjo, harmonica and acoustic guitar. The most effortlessly enjoyable record of an effortlessly enjoyable career. --Dan Epstein