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· September, 2006

Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

  30 September 2006

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself. Murat from American Turk writes about the frustration of the day to day mundane of the office: I'm unhappy at...

Ukraine: Lviv is 750 Years Old

  30 September 2006

Dominican Cathedral in Lviv, built in the late 18th century. In the Soviet times, the building housed Lviv's atheism museum, which has now been transformed into the museum of religion; also, organ music concerts and religious services are being held in the cathedral. (Photo by Lyncis/Cyril Kalugin.) The wonderful Western...

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

  29 September 2006

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: The Bahamas at Carifesta

  29 September 2006

Nicolette Bethel has a series of posts (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5), reporting on the experiences of the Bahamas contingent at Carifesta, the Caribbean arts festival taking place in Trinidad and Tobago this week. She posts some nice photos as well.

Bangladesh: Theatre

  29 September 2006

imperfect world 2006 points out to a review of theatre in Bangladesh. “He discusses, amongst other things, theatre as a tool of protest and theatre as an expression of resistance. He also touches on the great diversity of plays being performed – many of which are of overseas origin.”

Chatter in Virtual India…

  29 September 2006

Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of virtual India. BLOGGING: A couple of months ago bloggers in India were prevented from accessing their favorite blogs. A group...

Philippines: Fiesta in San Agustin

  29 September 2006

Ivan Henaras visits the town of San Agustin and attends a fiesta there. The blogger is surprised to find a lost tradition still being practised in San Agustin/ “I was surprised that an old pre-war tradition was still being done in San Agustin. Unlike the current fiestas were we hold...

China: the reply of the spoofed poet

  29 September 2006

The poet Zhao Lihua has been spoofed by netizen in the past few weeks. Joel Martinsen from DAWEI summarizes the debate and translates the reply of the poet: Let's all write poetry!

Serbian Blog Roundup

  29 September 2006

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of 1200 meters. You would need four hours from Belgrade to get here by car. Beauties of one region are not...

Argentina: Free Culture

  28 September 2006

Ariel Vercelli writes in to announce: “We are very happy to announce that we are starting the project ‘Free Culture in Argentina‘ in two weeks. The initiative is part of the efforts of the NGO Bienes Comunes and people from the communities of Creative Commons in Argentina and the Free...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  28 September 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia Whispers of a possible civil war worried some Bolivian bloggers. A report completed by the government of Argentina estimated a 56% chance that Bolivia might fall into a civil war, with an estimated one million refugees crossing...

Religion & festivity enlivens the Bangla world

  28 September 2006

For Bengalis around the world, this is a much awaited season. It is a time for prayer, feasting and fasting. While for the Muslims it is the holy month of Ramzan (or Ramadan as it is called in some parts of the world), the Hindus are celebrating the Durga Puja....

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

  28 September 2006

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least 33,771 Kyiv Jews were shot by the Nazis on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, in the Babiy Yar ravine of...

Vietnam: Cambodia to Vietnam

  28 September 2006

Tim Hoiland has posted a pictorial account of his trip from Cambodia capital Phnom Penh to Saigon in Vietnam. The pictures provide insights in the life and occupations around the Mekong river.

Cambodia: Ancestor's Day

  28 September 2006

Vutha in Cambodia introduces Prachum Benda, the Cambodian Ancestor's day. “The fifteen-day observance of Prachum Benda, or Ancestors’ Day, is a time for living relatives to remember their ancestors and offer food to those unfortunate enough to have become trapped in the spirit world.”

Jamaica: “Calabash poem”

  27 September 2006

Geoffrey Philp writes about a poem of his that's been “roundly rejected” by several publishers, and offers us a chance to read it.

Kurdistance

  27 September 2006

Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus on those that live in Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, which makes Onnik's article an incredibly valuable cultural resource. Rasti writes this...

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