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· February, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2007

Burundi: Where No means Yes

Expat blogger BeneBurundi is learning about local culture (Fr): “Communicating with people from Burundi is all about subtlety and interpretation; for example if you're proposed to and you decline with...

Senegal: Youssou N'Dour Cinematic Debut

California-based Congolese blogger Alain Mabanckou has nothing but praise for Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's big screen debut in Amazing Grace (Fr):”to see the few clips featuring Youssou N'dour, I think...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Posters

Ukraine List posts samples of Chernobyl poster art.

Ukraine: Arena Bar

Olechko shares sketches and observations of the Arena bar in downtown Kyiv.

Hungary: Two-Tailed Dog Party

Pestcentric writes about Two-Tailed Dog Party – “a guerrilla street artist (read: creative university student with too much spare time) operating out of Szeged” – and showcases some of his...

Hungary: Mozikep

Shopping for movies at Mozikep DVD/Video shop in Budapest is a crazy experience: read the details at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Hungary: British Council To Move Out

According to Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar, the British Council is closing 10 of its 19 offices in Europe, including the one in Hungary. The library will stay, though.

Guyana: Letter to Opportunity

Guyana-Gyal writes a letter to Opportunity.

Haiti: Carnaval photos

Haitianalysis.com posts some lovely photos of the 2007 Carnaval in Haiti by Wadner Pierre.

Jamaica: An evening with a dub poet

Geoffrey Philp posts a podcast of the proceedings from the premiere of a documentary on the life of the Jamaican dub poet Malachi Smith.

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I...

Martinique & Guadeloupe's Music Opened French César Awards

Martinique-based Internetrapide.com was happy to see the music of Martinique and Guadeloupe featured on the French equivalent of American Oscars(Fr): “The mistress of ceremony of the 2007 edition of the...

Slovenia: Traditional Cures

The Glory of Carniola catches a cold (or something) and contemplates trying a number of Slovenian traditional cures (which, if proved inefficient, would get him tipsy, at least). Get well...

Transylvania: Funeral of Farsang

Csikszereda Musings posts pictures and writes about a mock funeral held in a Transylvanian village on the weekend before Lent begins.

Haiti: Who Was Louis-Jean Beaugé?

Haiti d'Outre-Mer shares some delightful folk anecdotes about legendary Jérémie native Louis-Jean Beaugé and his descendants. The mythic figure's name has become a Haitian Creole expression to designate people who...

Turkey is Typing….Food and Music

I'm reaching in a different direction this week. Let's talk Turkish food and music. Zen in the Kitchen talks about the simple pleasures in eating bread with fresh olive oil....

Zambia: village nicknames

Zambian Fish blogs about village nicknames, “Ba Yehwa (Mr. Yelling): one of my farmers got stuck with this one because he has a tendency to yell at people when conversing...

Trinidad & Tobago: Writing and un-writing

Stefan Falke posts some atmospheric photos of a homeless gentleman in Trinidad who has been keeping a journal for 21 years, along with a lovely text: “His older journals got...

China: competition shows

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) orders TV networks to limit “competition show” durations to two and a half months (instead of four and a half months)....

Guyana: Mashramani 2007

rustinpc has a set of photos on Flickr of this year's Mashramani celebrations in Guyana. “Mash” takes place annually on February 23, Guyana's Republic Day, and commemorates the country's achievement...

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