Why monks had that haircut What a conductor actually does 1 day ago   05:43

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There was a lot of thought behind the style — and controversy.

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What was the deal with that monk haircut? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history and controversy behind the style.

Known as "tonsure," the typical monk hairstyle has many variations throughout religions. The particular hairstyle worn by Christian monks has its own variations and controversies as well. Three different types of tonsure were popular: a coronal tonsure, a Pauline tonsure, and a third Celtic tonsure that came to represent the differences between the Roman Catholic and Celtic Catholic church.

The winding path of this tonsure is a new way to look at the division within the religion and the unpredictable ways something like hair can represent faith.

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Charlie Slump
Triangle tonsure was lit bring it back
roblox is life
one of the stupidest haircuts ive seen in my life. worse than the bowl haircut 🤦‍♀️
Aza Dorantes
Cause they love penises
John Michael Rili
That call ring tone make my heartbeat go fast.
Donald Trump
WHERE ARE YOU Justin Y.? YOUTUBE MISS YOU!
Liam Bowen
Dan McCarthy should have got a triangular tonsure to help in the research process
Justin Reyez
I thought being a baldy was requirement of these monks
Brooke Frohlich
I had a friend in middle school who shaved his head like that for extra credit in our world history class. He got the credit.
Robert
Important note for everyone: not everything the video or youtbe channel says is right if its only good animated.
Madi
didn't it say not to cut your hair in the bible
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Look at this duuude...
joaquin bello lopez
Buddy said " so I concluded". I hate the fact that there's no concrete evidence and he's saying it like it's a fact. That's just how religions are made, not science.
Richard Ester
Song name?
Charles Kiesling
Illuminati
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Here I am , 5am, watching a video about monk tonsure
TheNostr4
stylish!
Organisation Ramon Llull
Dark Ages?! Seriously, what are you reading 30 year old school textbook?!
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Mark from New York
Would anyone be interested if I made a video similar to this without all the zany music?
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What a conductor actually does Why monks had that haircut 1 day ago   04:42

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It’s more than just dancing around.

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If you’ve ever seen an orchestra perform you’ve probably had a difficult time looking away from the person dead center on the stage – the conductor. It’s hard to miss someone as they swing their arms around pointing at the musicians that seem to be focused instead on their music stands. So what exactly is the conductor doing?

We decided to ask James Gaffigan – a conductor who recently guest conducted the New York Philharmonic in Central Park – just what it is that makes a conductor so necessary and how their actions shape the performance.

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