Carnatic Music

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Introduction
1. The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
2. The word 'hippie' came from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.
3. The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain, though by the 1940s both had become part of African American jive slang and meant "sophisticated; currently fashionable; fully up-to-date".
4. The Beats adopted the term hip, and early hippies inherited the language and countercultural values of the Beat Generation.
5. Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock,
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. Between 1896 and 1908, a German youth movement arose as a countercultural reaction to the organized social and cultural clubs that centered around German folk music.
Ethos and characteristics

1. Hippies sought to free themselves from societal restrictions, choose their own way, and find new meaning in life.
2. One expression of hippie independence from societal norms was found in their standard of dress and grooming, which made hippies instantly recognizable to one another, and served as a visual symbol of their respect for individual rights.
3. Through their appearance, hippies declared their willingness to question authority, and distanced themselves from the "straight" and "square" (i.e., conformist) segments of society.
4. Personality traits and values that hippies tend to be associated with are "altruism and mysticism, honesty, joy and nonviolence".
Art and fashion
A 1967 VW Kombi bus decorated with hand-painting
Leading proponents of the 1960s Psychedelic Art movement were San Francisco poster artists such as: Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Bonnie MacLean, Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley, and Wes Wilson. Their Psychedelic Rock concert posters were inspired by Art Nouveau, Victoriana, Dada, and Pop Art.
The "Fillmore Posters" were among the most notable of the time. Richly saturated colors in glaring contrast, elaborately ornate lettering, strongly symmetrical composition, collage elements, rubber-like distortions, and bizarre

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