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· January, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2007

Haiti: Pre-Carnival Festivities A Blast for All

Due to regained security in the capital, pre-carnival festivities in Port-au-Prince have been about as well attended as carnival itself, says (Fr) HaitiXchange. Adds the site: “Marching bands and the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Festivals and all that jazz

Laura at the Caribbean Beat blog is interested to see what the impact of the three-year old — and inaptly named — Tobago Jazz Festival will be on the region's...

Haiti, France: Creole Language Catholic Mass in Marseilles

Collectif Haiti de Provence reports (Kr) on a Creole language mass that took place last Sunday in Marseilles, France for the Haitian community there: “More than 120 people showed up...

Poland: Clothing for the Pope vs G-Strings

A small Polish town is divided: is it a sin to make sexy underwear for a company that used to make ceremonial clothing for Pope John Paul II? The beatroot...

Bolivian Bloggers Give Their Verdict

This time last year, Bolivia and the rest of the world was buzzing about the inauguration of President Evo Morales and the novelty of it all. With approval ratings at...

Japan: winter purification rituals

David Weber in Japundit blogs about the winter purification-through-freezing-water rituals in Japan.

Czech Rebublic: Dechovka Music

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about dechovka music and posts a YouTube video of Eva and Vasek, “the most successful musical group in the [Czech] Republic from the standpoint of...

Czech Rebublic: Straznice Folk Festival

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about the history of the folk festival in Straznice that will be held June 21-24, 2007.

Czech Rebublic: Return of the Drawings

Four Bees reports on the return of the drawings that were looted by the Nazis in 1939 to the family of a Brno lawyer.

Philippines: Blogparteeh07 Images

Drivebyshooter has posted pictures from the recent Blogparteeh07 event in Manila.

Japan: marriage stats

Adamu highlights some figures in the recent marriage statistics in Japan: In 1995, most internationally marrying Japanese men (35%) took Filipina brides, while a quarter of them married Chinese women....

Peru: Personal Vs. Erotic

Noting the recent rise in popularity of erotic and sex blogs at the Blogs Perú directory (the three most popular blogs are Peru Macho, Naked Peruvians, and A Little Wet),...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in...

Pakistan: Lahore and across the border

Prosenoma goes to Pakistan, and discovers much warmth and beauty. “When we segregate people for long, the lines between fact and fiction blur. Our curiosity leads us to lap up...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca podcast

The latest IZATRINI.com soca podcast features 2007 tracks by several Trinidadian artists and by Japanese soca sensation Minmi.

Puerto Rico: Whither reggaetón?

Puerto Rican blogger Norenid Ramírez posts an article (ES), originally written for the journal La Voz, on the current state of reggaetón.

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Nollywood goes to Sierra Leone

Naija Vixen writes about Nollywood stars visiting Sierra Leone to shoot a Sierra Leonean film, Bai Bure Goes to War, “The script which was written by Abu Noah portrays the...

Senegal: contemporary Senegalese musician

Benn Loxo writes about the Senegalese musician, Chérif Mbaw, “Chérif Mbaw has the voice of a young Youssou, the guitar of Pape & Cheikh and the feel of Cheikh Lô....

South Africa: 27dinner in Johannesburg

Chilibean blogs about the first 27Dinner in Johannesburg, “27 is a get together, held on the 27th day of each month for geeks, marketers, entrepreneurs, writers, media practitioners, speakers –...

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