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· January, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2012

Puerto Rico: The Art of Sound

Julieta Muñoz interviews artist Carola Cintrón Moscoso for Revista Cruce [es] on the art of sound: “There was light, but something was missing: sound!,” says Carola who works with audio...

Iran:American Accent for Persian Speakers

This video shares insights for Persian first-language speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation, word stress, and intonation in American English.

Azerbaijan: #LightYourFire Eurovision Meme

Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku in May, a new Internet Meme has appeared on Twitter. With Azerbaijan known as the Land of Fire, the...

Ukraine: The Story of Anna Boiko's Life

"She is a cheerful, talented, strong person. A person who has been through a lot, who is full of knowledge and memories," writes Olya Suprun about her 75-year-old grandmother, whose...

US, Russia: The Flying Balalaika Brothers Bridge Cultural Gaps in Texas

Like many of their compatriots, musicians Zhenya Kolykhanov and Sergey Vaschenko emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and have since established themselves...

India: Videocast on Pongal Celebrations

Kamla Bhatt features Dr. Geeta Vasudevan of Chennai, who describes the significance of Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations in Pondicherry & Chennai in a videocast.

India: Jaipur Literature Fest Fashion

Jaipur Literature Festival, the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, has recently ended. Wearabout blog posts some pictures of festival fashion among the eclectic mix of men from all over; artists,...

Sri Lanka: Kala Pola (Art Mart) Sunday

The 17th annual Kala Pola (Art Mart), the biggest open air gallery for paintings in Colombo, took place on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Dee and Indi shared their experiences and...

Slovakia: Competition to Re-Design the National Gallery's Site

In response to the 25,000-euro “minimalist” website design of the Slovak National Gallery, zajtra.sk started its own competition [sk] for the website's re-design, offering 100 euro to the winner. Authors...

Cuba: Playwright Passes On

Havana Times acknowledges the passing of “Cuban writer, playwright and theater director Humberto Arenal”, who passed away yesterday.

Azerbaijan: Eurovision as an Opportunity for Change in the Caucasus

Commonspace comments on news that Armenia will participate in this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Despite a still unresolved conflict between the two countries, the...

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

China: Kashgar’s City

Josh from Xinjiang far west China blogs about the future transformation of Kashgar city in Xinjiang. The old city's traditional mud home would be turned into modern buildings according to...

Video: Online Media by and for Indigenous People

Intercontinental Cry has a list of 12 recommended films on indigenous issues, some made by indigenous people from Brazil, Australia, Panama, USA, Northern Kenya, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Favourite Proverbs

“I consider them to be expressive and beautiful in a way that is so Caribbean”: Abeni blogs about West Indian proverbs.

Serbia: The Media War Against Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was concerned about the reception of her director's debut movie, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', in Bosnia and Serbia, and some of her fears turned out...

Caribbean: TEDx Shows “Ideas Worth Spreading”

“Ideas worth spreading.” With this simple slogan, TED.com, which began in 1984 as an annual conference devoted to technology, entertainment and design, has infiltrated the Internet and empowered people in...

Venezuela: The Essence of African Music in Videos

Venezuela’s African origins can be strongly felt in the music and culture of the country’s coastal regions. Social networking sites play an important role in helping people to become more...

Russia: The Fake Political Twitter Account Phenomenon

Online anonymity provides perfect conditions for human creativity and humor. In the Russian context this manifests as Twitter accounts belonging either to dead politicians or those that deliberately avoid publicity.

Macedonia: Analyzing Skopje 2014

Jasna Koteska published an analysis of the implications of Skopje 2014 project in the light of the concepts developed by foremost contemporary philosophers and other thinkers. Informative and readable, full...

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