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Month: January 2019

Two New Avatar Podcasts

Two New Avatar Podcasts

Good news Avatar fans. Last week on Discord I learned not one, but two new Avatar podcasts were launching. I don’t know about you but I love to listen to a good podcast, and it’s been years since I’ve had an Avatar related one to check out. So I wanted to share how you can also listen to them for yourself.

The first one I heard about is called “Eana Mokri” and you can find out more information about the podcast on the Learn Na’vi forums by clicking HERE.

Direct links to listen to this podcast are…

Podomatic

Spotify

YouTube

The second podcast I learned about it is from Tirea Aean and Tsyili, who are working on a Na’vi only podcast called “kelku ikranä a hawnventi yom” which can be heard at this link…

https://tirearadio.com/podcast/

You can learn more about this podcast by also checking out the Learn Na’vi forums and clicking HERE.

Fan Spotlight: Karina

Fan Spotlight: Karina

Kaltxi! Allow me to introduce our newest featured fan, Karina, who hails from Semey, Kazakhstan. One of the first things you’ll notice about Karina is her hair, she explained to me that all of her interests are display in her appearance because she always changes her hair color.  A fun fact, Avatar first released in theaters on her 11th birthday, and having just turned 20 she has truly grown up with the franchise. Karina has finished medical college because she is going to work as a tattoo master, and to do so she first had to have the medical education. She is a self taught artist, drawing since she was a child, knitting, beading, among many other talents. She also loves to dance and is currently a hip hop dancer, and apart from art and dance is a fan of estoterics, and psychology.

Having been drawn to Avatar since she first saw it as an 11 year old she felt a connection to the Na’vi. Some of her favorite things about them was their beauty, strength, and grace. She also liked the way they live in harmony with animals, nature, each other, and Pandora. She feels Pandora is the most amazing place and is it’s own art form. Her favorite parts of Pandora are the flora, fauna, Eywa, and the glowing bioluminescence that comes out everywhere at night. Something that was important for Karina to express was for us to all remember that even though the film shows many humans vices. We should still remember our ability to sympathize with our neighbor by showing kindness, strength, love, and courage. We should never lose our humanity.

This past summer she did an Avatar photo shoot with her friend. Karina painted herself and her friend over 3 hours, and even made the jewelry and ears. While walking from the house to the car several children saw them and shouted “Avatar!.” While doing the photo shoot the Avatar soundtrack was playing, helping Karina and her friend get into their role as Na’vi. She said the atmosphere in the studio had such amazing atmosphere. It was an unforgettable experience for her and she hopes to do it again one day. So here is a sample of her incredible artwork, and some of the amazing photos from that shoot.

 

I first came across Karina on Instagram after another Avatar fan linked me to her profile, thanks Ryan, I reached out to her and was able to exchange emails and bring this spotlight to life. It’s so cool knowing people love Avatar across the world. It brought a huge smile to my face hearing about the children cheering Avatar when you were in full cosplay. I just want to say thank you to Karina for participating and for her patience while I brought this article to fruition. If you’d like to follow her for yourself please check her out on her Instagram.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Soundtrack Released Today

Pandora: The World of Avatar Soundtrack Released Today

Disney has finally released the official soundtrack from Pandora. You can now listen to some of the beautiful music featured at the park. It includes songs heard on the two main rides, Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey, plus additional tracks featured at Pongu Pongu and Satu’li Canteen. For only $9.99 you can own the album yourself by going to iTunes. The music was composed by the late James Horner and Simon Franglen who both worked on the Avatar soundtrack released in 2009.

The track list-

  1. Flight of Passage Ride Through – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  2. Na’vi River Journey Ride Through – Sandra Benton
  3. Pandora Walk Through – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  4. The Shaman Call (from Windtraders) – Simon Franglen
  5. Magic of the Land (from Windtraders) – James Horner
  6. Spirits of Mo’ara (from Windtraders) – James Horner
  7. Raggatar (from Satu’li Canteen) – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  8. Shaman of the Souls (from Satu’li Canteen) – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  9. Surf’s Up (from Satu’li Canteen) – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  10. Bossa (from Pongu Pongu) – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  11. Surf’s Up (from Pongu Pongu) – James Horner & Simon Franglen
  12. Wave (from Pongu Pongu) – Simon Franglen