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· March, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from March, 2012

Puerto Rico: A Small and Modest Art Blog

Check out artist Omar Banuchi's blog on Tumblr: “a small and modest blog of images.”

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Taiwan: Failed ‘Made in Taiwan’ Clothing Promise Disappoints

Upon its success in establishing its market, former 'Made-in-Taiwan' fashion brand, Lativ, has decided to relocate its production line overseas. Many of its supporters feel betrayed.

Nepal: Call for Submissions for Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival

The 2012 Nepal Indigenous Film Festival is calling out for submissions of any type of film related to Indigenous youth produced after 1 January, 2008. Submitted films should be made...

Azerbaijan: Novruz comes to an end

Novruz, the Persian New Year which is also celebrated in Azerbaijan, has come to an end and, using the example of the oil-rich country, Eastbook says that during the holiday...

Caribbean: Talking to Giselle Rampaul of ‘The Spaces Between Words’

An interview with Trinidadian literary scholar Giselle Rampaul, producer of the literary podcast series The Spaces Between Words.

Guadeloupe: A Cuban-born Mulatto, Mayor of Paris

Guadeloupean blogger B.World Connection posts about the release of a book about the first non-white Mayor of Paris, who accomplished much towards secularity and social progress in the 19th century...

Argentinians Ask to #Freethebooks

The coming into force of a resolution that restricts the importation of books has caused a new controversy. Here we bring together reactions that Argentinians have been sharing in recent...

Nicaragua: Film on Consequences of Leaked Sex Videos Seeks Crowdfunding

An award-winning team of producers and actors is coming together in rural Nicaragua to make a movie on the consequences of teenagers making an intimate video which then becomes public...

Macedonia, Kazakhstan: Triumphal Arches to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

The leaders of Kazakhstan and Macedonia have chosen the same architectural devices - triumphal arches - to mark the two decades of their states' divorce from the larger unions. Filip...

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

China: A Titanic Nation

Chinese cartoonist Perverted Pepper posted a political cartoon in which a throng of ordinary Chinese waves goodbye to a large red ship called “Titanic” at Sina Weibo. The drawing was...

Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory

The Puerto Rican Conservatory of Music joins the National Day of Salsa celebration in the island. This year, the singer Cheo Feliciano and the singer and trumpet player Jerry Medina...

Mexico Hosts 13th Ibero-American Musical Culture Festival “Vive Latino”

We have gathered several opinions from the Mexican public regarding its 13th Musical Cultural Festival "Vive Latino," an international music festival that consisted of mainly Latin American bands, but also...

Thailand: Unique Taxi Decorations in Bangkok

Created four years ago, the blog Still Life in Moving Vehicles has been featuring a variety of interesting photos of Bangkok taxi cab decorations. Dale Konstanz, who started compiling the...

Southeast Asia Digital Library

The Southeast Asia Digital Library provides educators and students with materials published in Southeast Asia. The online library contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials...

Russia: Moscow's Modern Muslim Experience – In Context

Moscow's growing Muslim population exemplifies the modern experience of Russia's ethnic and religious minorities amid the backdrop of historical events that have molded the Russian perception of outsiders and thus...

Puerto Rico: “My Favorite Bars”

The music blog Mala Vida Buena Música [es] (Bad Life, Good Music) explains why La Respuesta in Santurce, a neighborhood in the capital city of San Juan, is one of their...

Spain: Documentary in Production on the Healing Power of Flamenco

Sin Ruido, or Noiseless in Spanish, is a documentary on Flamenco Dancer  Inma Lobato and her work teaching and training people with mental problems. The film [es] will focus on the impact...

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