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The audio podcast contains stories and verses read by the author of the mOHiKonTok. MoHiKonTok is a Native American word for the Hudson River of the New York City.
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Understanding LoFi Music as genre

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Understanding LoFi Music as genre

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Turtle magic
Once upon a time a fisherman went to fishing all day until he caught a turtle. The fisherman took a close look. It looks like a face. And feels like stone. He was about to throw it. The turtle says to the fisherman, “I am a magical creature. I can give you anything you wish for. Don’t hurt me. “ The fisherman asked, “What you can give?“ I can give you anything you want. But remember that your neighbor will get double of what you wish for yourself. “My neighbor will get double of anything I want?” The turtle replied, yes they will get double of what you wished. “How is that fair? I will not ask anything then.“ He is jealous of his neighbors thinking of their brighter future. He talk to himself, “I would rather not ask nothing...” He took the turtle home. He locked the turtle in the closet and told his wife not to open the closet. He doesn’t want this turtle go to other people’s hands or anybody to get the turtle power either.
15:59
November 6, 2021
Understanding LoFi Music as genre
LoFi is a musical genre. LoFi means Low Fidelity. Low fidelity stands for the quality of the LoFi musical genres. One of the outstanding characteristics of LoFi's sound is that it tells listeners when the sound note will be reproduced or copied. It is about the recording quality of a particular album. In the late ’80s and ’90s, LoFi term was used to indicate the recording quality of a particular album. Since listeners can easily predict the repetitive pattern, the producers labeled it as bad! Plus, the recording includes natural room noise in the background. Later it became the genre LoFi itself. The LoFi sounds help to relax. It helps learners focusing on their daily tasks. The repetitive pattern of LoFi genre is the source of relax, focus and energize. I have experienced that 'LoFi' wraps (e.g. flocabulary.com) are used in classroom for motivating learners. So, the LoFi’s bad quality means a good type of bad to me. Therefore, LoFi music becomes a music genre. LoFi is low quality on purpose. It protects listeners thinking from the unpredictable harsh outside world with its predictability nature and repetitive pattern. Subscribe mOhiKonTok channel on YouTube.
17:08
November 6, 2021
MOhiKon Story
Gift of Coyote: A Native American folktale- Long ago, winter came just as it always came. The animals' coats grew thick, and they prepared their nests and warrens and caves for the chilly northern winter. But the humans were not prepared. Humans are not so adaptable. Their hair did not grow thick. Their homes were not warm. They feared they would not survive. "We must help the humans," the animals said, but they were afraid. In the mountains there lived three giant creatures known as the fire keepers. They had a stolen piece of the sun and guarded it fiercely. Even at night, one of the fire keepers kept watching the fire. "Hoo hoo can help the humans?" Owl lamented. "I will," said Coyote.
01:34:28
June 21, 2021
মহিকণ্টকের কবিতা Mohikontok Er Kobita
আমেরিকান সমাজ দেখার, এবং বাংলা সংস্কৃতির সেতুর সাথে যুক্ত থাকার আকাংখা আর ভালবাসার ফসল 'মহিকন্টক’। নিউইয়র্ক শহরের  হাডসন নদীর আদি নাম টিও মহিকণ্টক। 'মহিকন্টক’ আমেরিকার এলগোনকুইআন নামক আদিবাসীদের ভাষা-অন্তর্গত শব্দ। অনেকে মনে করেন এটা মোহক অথবা মহিকান নামক গোত্রের মানুষের ভাষা-অন্তর্গত শব্দ যারা উত্তর আমেরিকার আদিবাসী। নাবিক হেনরি হাডসন যখন আমেরিকায় আসে ১৬০৯ সালে তখন এই নদীর নাম সে মহিকণ্টক বলেই জানত। এলগোনকুইআন (মোহক) ভাষায় মহিকণ্টক অর্থ দুই দিকে প্রবাহিত নদী। একই নদী তে লবনাক্ত ও মিষ্টি পানির প্রবাহ। জোয়ারের সময় লবনাত্মক আটলান্টিকের পানি ম্যানহাটনের দক্ষিণ থেকে প্রবাহিত হয়ে উত্তরে অবস্থিত আলবানী’র ট্রয় উপনগর পর্যন্ত যায়। আর উত্তরে অবস্থিত হাডসন নদীর উৎসস্থল আডিরন্ডক পাহাড় থেকে প্রবাহিত হয় সতেজ পানি আটলান্টিক অভিমুখী সব সময়। মহিকণ্টক একটি নদী।
01:37:22
April 23, 2021
ফুল ফুটে টবে ঝুলে থাকে FUL FUTE TOBE JHULE THAKE
ফুল ফুটে টবে ঝুলে থাকে, নিউ ইয়র্ক ২০২১  1. ২০০০ থেকে ২০২০ পর্যন্ত লেখা কবিতার বাছাইকৃত সংকলন  “ফুল ফুটে টবে ঝুলে থাকে”।  উৎসর্গ: যে বলেছিলো,      জানব কিভাবে কেমন করে করতে হয় কবির ঘর আগে কখনও কবির সাথে করি নাই তো বাসর। ফুল ফুটে টবে ঝুলে থাকে  1.1 এবার অপেক্ষার পালা, এটা সবার জানা- ঐদিকে জানালা, জানালার ভিতর মানুষ,তাকে বের করে আন মানবতা - পরমতসহিষ্ণুতা! মানুষের ভিতর মানবতা, বাইরে আদব কায়দা, পাপ পুণ্যের কর্তা -পুণ্যদাতা, যদি না দেয় বৈধতা, গ্রহে গ্রহে বিগ্রহ এড়িয়ে চলা কি করে সম্ভব প্রিয়। একশো বছর পরও থাকবে নক্ষত্র; থাকবে কাঠামো, শৃঙ্খলা আরো, - ঐদিকে জানালা, জানালার ভিতর মানুষ, বাইরে শারীরিক নৈপুণ্যতা..অলস পালকের বিছানা, অভাব গ্রাস করে পরমতসহিষ্ণুতা। 1.2 পৃথিবী অনেক বড়; সৌরজগৎ আরো। সৌরতাপে পুড়ছে সময়ও পুড়ছে জ্ঞানগন্ঞ্জ; সময় অসময় ক্ষয়রোগ আছে এক শীতল মাঠে, আদি অন্ত, দিগন্ত বিস্তৃত মূর্খ সূর্য। এই আগুনের ঝড়  পারে  না নিভাতে কোনো গণিত কিংবা দর্শন, কোলাহলে ভেসে আসে আপিস মুখী পাখিদের গুঞ্জন। ঘুমন্ত পাখিরা উঠবে জেগে প্রতিনিয়ত, বড়ই গাছে প্রভাতে, উত্থিত হয় গাজর ও সবজি ক্ষেতে সুশৃঙ্খল, এইরকম দিনে প্রোথিত হয় মূল আপতিত, কুমড়া ফুল ঝরে পরে রোদে, দিনে দুপুরে, সূর্যবিদ্যা বহিরাগত থাক বাইরে। আঙ্গুল তুলে কি বলো দেখতে? এগুলো বাইরের বিষয়। এগুলোর নাক টেনে এনোনা ঘরে। যেমন করে আমি টানি তোমারে!
07:05
April 20, 2021
Hiawatha: A Native American Legend
The myth of Hiawatha Hiawatha united tribes in United States through the federal system in upper New York. He is a Native American from upstate New York. He is remembered for founding the federation of Iroquois nation with 7 tribes in New York. His stories has been retold throughout North America. The episode is about the formation of Iroquois confederacy in 15th century by Native American.
12:54
April 15, 2021
mOhiKon Poetree
The audio version contains poems read by the anonymous author of mOHiKonTok. Enjoy the podcast of poetry. Copyright 2021.
07:54
April 5, 2021
Shooshoo the talking cat
Long ago in a village in Quebec, an old woman named Tante Odette lived with her cat, Shooshoo. Tante Odette was a careful, quiet woman. She never wasted anything. A pot of soup always boiled on her stove, and every day Tante Odette added more water and a few cabbage leaves. In this way she never had to throw the soup away.  On Sundays she baked a loaf of bread, and if by Thursday the bread was stale, she softened it by dipping it into the soup. Shooshoo was okay to live on cabbage soup and crumbs. Every evening after supper, Tante Odette sat down at her loom to weave. Shooshoo lay upon the striped rug at her feet and purred contentedly. Tante Odette smiled wistfully at Shooshoo. "What a perfect companion you are, Shooshoo, though sometimes I wish you could talk." One evening Tante Odette sat at her loom and Shooshoo lay on his rug. Suddenly they heard a thumping at the door. When Tante Odette opened it, she saw a strange old man wearing a bright red sash around his waist, a red-checkered shirt, and a cap with a black feather tucked in the brim. "Madame," said the man, bowing slightly, "I am Pierre LeBlanc, and I have come to offer my services to you as a workman. I am too old to trap furs or to work in lumber camps, and I am looking for a job in a nice cozy house like your own." Tante Odette pulled her shawl close. "I don't need any help," she said. "I'm quite able to do all my work by myself. And besides, I have my cat." She began to close the door in Pierre's face, but he reached out and held it open and looked at Shooshoo. "Ahh, yes," he said, "he looks like a very wise cat. Why don't you ask him if you should take me in? All I ask for my services is shelter." "Ha!" Tante Odette laughed. "Cats can't talk." But just then, to her surprise, Shooshoo began to speak. "I can indeed," Shooshoo said. "I simply haven't come upon a serious enough matter until now. This Pierre LaBlanc looks to me like a good, hard worker and an honest man. I think you should take him in."
24:12
March 24, 2021
Gift of Coyote
Gift of Coyote: A Native American folktale Long ago, winter came just as it always came. The animals' coats grew thick, and they prepared their nests and warrens and caves for the chilly northern winter. But the humans were not prepared. Humans are not so adaptable. Their hair did not grow thick. Their homes were not warm. They feared they would not survive. "We must help the humans," the animals said, but they were afraid.
04:03
March 24, 2021