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· November, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2007

Kuwait: Culture Dead

Is culture dead in Kuwait? asks Kuwaiti blogger Hanan.

Israel/Palestine: Off the Wall Comedy

Ray Hanania performs at the Off the Wall Comedy Club in Palestine and Israel and writes about his experience here.

Ukraine: Ani Lorak

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about pop singer Ani Lorak.

Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message

Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

Recently the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang visited Beijing “798 Art District” and saw the exhibition of huge nude photos. He said he was inspired and had more expectation...

Bahrain: Cultural Guerrillas

Cultural Guerrillas? Bint Battuta, who is based in Bahrain, explains some more.

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian...

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll Rebels

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs from the last gig by Armenia's most popular rock band, Bambir. Now with a new drummer, Anush quotes the band's guitarist as saying their new...

Uganda: Ten questions with the Comrade

Beloved by the blogren for his prolific, provocative comments and his endless, passionate devotion to North Korea, the 27th Comrade was until recently one of Uganda's most active bloggers. Two...

Honduras: Christmas in the Air

Christmas is in the air around Teguciagalpa, Honduras, writes Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve.

Russia: Peter Nalitch

Siberian Light writes about Peter Nalitch, Russia's “homegrown star to match Borat”: “Seriously – who could resist the charming Nalitch as he croons “Gitarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr, jump to my yaguarrr,...

Russia: ‘The Coast of Utopia’ by Tom Stoppard

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia, a play that “endeavors to paint a portrait of the lives and thought of several major mid-century Russian-thinkers (Herzen,...

Kuwait: Xmas Bazaar

The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.

Morocco: Di Caprio in the Medina

Leonardo Di Caprio is taking a break from shooting Ridley Scott's upcoming movie “Body of Lies” to kick a soccer ball around on a Rabat's beach and stroll through the...

Bulgaria: Sofia Cab Driver

Petya of Bighead shares a Sofia cab driver story.

Belarus, Poland: Kurapaty, Katyń

TOL's Belarus watches Andrzej Wajda's Katyń and hopes to see a similar film about the Kurapaty tragedy in Belarus one day.

Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime

Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.

Albania: Death Rites

Living in Shkoder writes about Albanian death rites.

Iraq: Busy Reading

Iraqi blogger Attawie updates us with what's happening in her life and how busy she is between painting and reading.

Iraq: Artisans Keeping Tradition Alive

Alive in Baghdad sheds some light on Iraq's artisans.

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