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· August, 2006

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2006

Jamaica: White martyrs, Black savages

Having watched the trailer for a newly released film set in Uganda, Jamaican novelist Marlon James announces that he's sick and tired of “stories of a white man trapped in...

Russia: The Sopranos Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.

Nigeria: Survivor Africa

From Big Brother Africa to Survivor Africa young men and women across the continent are making their way up, ascending the ladder of fame. And this time out as many...

Iran: Playing Pink Panther with Azeri instruments

Amin Rasooli has played Pink Panther cartoon's music with Azeri instruments. You can listen to that in Rasooli's blog.

Kyrgyzstan: Chess

Go Kyrgyz! writes about how chess came to Kyrgyzstan and the enthusiasm for the game today.

Serbia: Nightlife Under Threat

Belgrade Blog writes about the threat to the capital's nightlife.

Serbia: Beer Festival

Belgrade Blog reports on the 4th Belgrade Beer Festival, which featured 30 types of beer, a treasure hunt and a Miss Wet T-Shirt competition.

Russia: Madonna's Concert Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the needless promotion of Madonna's upcoming Moscow concert.

Moldova, Romania: Music

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about themes in Moldovan folk music. WorkingDefinition writes about the “inescapable” music in Romania.

Kenya: Man Gives Deadly Gift To Lover

For two hearts in love no price is too much to pay and no gift is too expensive to give. Perhaps, this could be taken to the extreme, where roses...

Nigeria: Catch a fire….naija style

Looking for something unique to wear this mid week up to the weekend? Bella Naija offers something to make you stand out in any crowd. She’s always wanted to be...

Argentina: Mundial de Tango

Cintra acknowledges the “surprising fun of the Mundial de Tango.”

India: Street Art

Trivial Matters has a wonderful post on street art in India. “The question now arises that are the best and the brightest advertisers in India really the guys working in...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Reunion: Tamul Celebrations

Reunion Passion posts pictures (Fr) of the Malbar firewalking celebration of the Tamul Indian community which constitutes 30% of Reunion's population. The celebrations usually take place in January.

Trinidad & Tobago: Santa Rosa Festival

Maximilian C. Forte offers a substanial analysis of the 220th anniversary celebrations of the Santa Rosa Carib community in Arima, Trinidad, complete with audio files from the live radio broadcast.

Cuba: Sex tourism

Luis M. Garcia reports briefly on the Cuban government's irate response to “a Spanish academic who says as many as 200,000 Spaniards travel to Cuba every year to engage in...

Jamaica: Singles

Mikaila discusses the ins and outs of dating in Jamaica: “I have stories that could be episodes of Sex and the City. There are so many more women here than...

Jamaica: Intuitives

“The term “intuitives”, used to describe those artists without formal training and often inspired by religious movements like Rastafarianism or Revivalism, has decisively entered the art history lexicon of the...

South Africa: Computer gamers get to compete

“The Amateur Gamers Association of South Africa (AGASA) has created the first official online national gamers’ league,” reports Tectonic.

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