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· August, 2008

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2008

Libya: The Ramadan Special

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, begins in all parts of the Islamic world. Depending on where you are located, it could have either started, will start tomorrow or...

Egypt: A protest for Turkish TV series Nour

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia, wrote her reactions regarding the recent news stating that a group of high class Egyptian ladies led a protest all over Marina against the Imam of Marina’s...

Rotaractors’ views on Indonesia

Rotaract Club Semanggi Jakarta has created a blog to gather the perception of other Rotaractors all over the world about Indonesia.

Slovakia: Top 10 Castles

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia posts a list of “the top 10 castles and ruins in Slovakia” (with maps and pictures).

Zimbabwe: Zimfest 2008

Sokwanele blog announces a festival organized by WeZimbabwe in London: “ZimfestIt’s all about braais, music, sadza, beer etc – and raising money for Zimbabweans in need. Tickets are £20 in...

Guyana, Bahamas: The good and bad of Carifesta X

With the tenth Caribbean Festival of Arts -- Carifesta X -- under way in Guyana, bloggers comment on the massive event, its problems and highlights, the politics of art and...

Japan: Paper Art

Ryoko from Pingmag interviews Kanako Yaguchi, who brings the art of classic cutting paper techniques to textile and clothing designs.

China: Chinese Lies

C. W. Hayford from Chinese History group blog goes into various literature sources for discussing the “Chinese character” in relation to “face” and “lie”. It gives some background about the...

Jordan: Variety Show

7iber, from Jordan, details a cultural variety show with a difference in this post.

Guinea-Bissau: Travel Pictures

Attending requests, Brigida Rocha Brito [pt] publishes some pictures of Forest of Cantanhez, Tombali region in southern Guinea-Bissau, towards Guiné Conacri borders, and promises more soon. “Next there will be...

Russia: Anti-War Music

LJ user marchenk posts a collection of links (RUS) to videos of various anti-war songs in Russian, French, English, Italian, German, Hebrew, Serbian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and other languages.

Guatemala: Protection of La Danta

Many Guatemalans and foreign journalists are concerned about the plight of the region around La Danta, one of the world's largest pyramids. A group from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis...

Cape Verde: Happy birthday to Cesária Évora

João Branco [pt] pays homage to Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora who is 67 today. He quotes her: “I sing for pleasure, I don't believe in dreams or in destination,...

Angola: The president's birthday party or an election stunt?

Edmundo Galiza Matos [pt] comments on the Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos’ 66th birthday party this Sunday 31th, which according to the blogger is just an election stunt. “Two...

Bangladesh: Celebrating

Bangladesh from our View on the biggest celebration in Bangaldesh – the first day of the new Bengali year.

Peru: Blogger Inducted to Academy of Spanish Language

Daniel Salas from Gran Combo Club [es] salutes the induction of Camilo Fernádez Cozman to the Peruvian Academy of Spanish language. Camilo, besides an academist is also a blogger. His...

Japan: Pet Culture

Lee from Tokyo Times blogs some photos showing Japanese pet culture in daily consumption.

Estonia: Setomaa

Itching for Eestimaa writes about a recent trip to Setomaa, “the southeastern most corner of Estonia, the home of the Orthodox, Finno-Ugric Setu people.”

Serbia: Belgrade's New Mayor; Monopoly

East Ethnia reports that Belgrade has got a new mayor – and is now featured in the international version of Monopoly.

Yemen: The Wooden Windows of Seiyoun

Yemeni Omar Barsawad takes us to the picturesque village of Seiyoun, where beautifully adorned doors and windows were traditionally made out of wood. Barsawad posts a few pictures to illustrate...

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