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Air France

Air France was a duo from Gothenburg, Sweden. School friends Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt created a band and released tracks which are usually described as Balearic disco, beach foam pop, disco dub and post-rave bliss. It is hard to believe that this music was composed in a cold and remote Swedish city. Well, it is so. In March 2012 Karlsson and Markstedt announced about split-up of the band. Their most favorable albums are No Way Down and On Trade Winds. By 2011 the band became extremely popular among indie groups. The guys performed in Europe, Canada and in the United States. The duo released their albums and several singles under the record label Sincerely Yours based in Gothenburg and established by The Tough Alliance.

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Stereotypes of Muslims.

People tend to generalize things and events. Especially if it concerns the most disputable and controversial issues. Unfortunately it may cause serious problems. People are different and not many of us are okay with it. Let’s see what westerners tend to think of Muslims.

Due to the political and war conflicts in the East many have negative notion of Muslim culture and traditions. Negative representation appeared for the first time in mass culture. Such movies as The Sheik (1921), The Song of Love (1923), The Black Stallion (1979) are depicting the Arabs as cunning and opportunistic individuals. In fact stereotypes regarding the Arabs and Muslim culture stem from mass culture. People are affected by it and are sure that they know pretty much about Muslim traditions and customs.

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