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· May, 2008

Stories about Arts & Culture from May, 2008

Guinea-Bissau: Experimental Theater Group

“Guinea-Bissau is a sui generis country, because people's talents are in the most unexpected fields. Theater is one of them. Here is our word of encouragement to the Bissau Experimental...

Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition

Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all...

China: 4-years Old Earthquake Pictures

Fang Li from mindmeters posted three pictures drawn by 4-years old children who survived from the Sichuan earthquake.

Cambodia: Freedom of Flying

Educated in France to be an engineer, Santel Phin spent two years in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. In Cambodia, the 31 year-old Santel presently...

Peru: Café Tacuba in Lima

Laslo Rojas of Sintonizando [es] posts videos and photos of the recent concert by the Mexican band Café Tacuba in Lima, Peru.

Japan: Grumpy Jiisan on Nico Nico Douga

The latest hit at Nico Nico Douga, Japan's popular video sharing service, is a retired man from Arizona calling himself “Grumpy Jiisan” [Grumpy Old Man], who shoots videos in which...

D.R. Congo: European film festival and rising food prices

Du Cabiau a Kinshasa writes about the Kinshasa European Film Festival [Fr] and has more reflections on the effects of rising food prices on the Congolese capital.

Guatemala: Animal Del Monte Festival in Xela

Quetzaltenango or "Xela" was the site of an international poetry festival called Animal del Monte, which brought 40 poets from around Latin America. A big part of the festival was...

Europe: More on Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a Eurovision report by BBC's Mark Mardell – and over 150 comments to his post.

Lithuania: Russian Pop Music

Viola in Vilnius notes the popularity of Russian pop music in Lithuania.

Balkans: Travel Articles

Balkanology Blog reviews recent English-language travel articles about the Balkans.

Azerbaijan: Baku Metro

Baku Fragments pays homage to the city's metro system. Unfortunately known for the worst subway disaster in the world when hundreds died, the blog says Baku's metro stations house some...

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Poland: Songs

“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.

Argentina: 400 New Courses to Be Offered at Cultural Centers

The Argentine Ministry of Culture has announced that 400 additional new courses, such as drama, tango and photography will be offered at neighborhood cultural centers in Buenos Aires, wries Argentina...

Russia: Ideas for Eurovision

Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have...

Bahrain: A Tourist at Home

Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calabash Podcast

Caribbean Free Radio produces a podcast from Jamaica's Calabash International Literary Festival which includes perspectives on “Derek Walcott's unforgettable premiere reading of ‘The Mongoose'” and an interview with Jamaican writer...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Maslow & Art

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp sees a connection between Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the Caribbean artist.

Guyana: Copyright Laws

Signifyin’ Guyana comes across an article on copyright laws in Guyana that “made (her) jaw drop.”

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