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Featured Article: Vagrancy

"The Blind Girl" by John Everett Millais, depicting vagrant musicians
Vagrancy is the condition of being a vagrant, defined as a person, usually poor, who wanders from place to place without a home or regular work. They are often called homeless people; urban vagrants are commonly called "street people." Vagrancy was a crime in many European countries, but most such laws have been abandoned.

Popular Article: Kulintang

Kulintang
Kulintang is a modern term for an instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally-laid gongs that function melodically, accompanied by larger, suspended gongs and drums. As part of the larger gong-chime culture of Southeast Asia, kulintang music ensembles have been playing for centuries in regions of the Eastern Malay Archipelago—the Southern Philippines, Eastern Indonesia, Eastern Malaysia, Brunei, and Timor.

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