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· June, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from June, 2013

28 June 2013

Composer's Ode to Turkish Protesters

PHOTOS: Budapest's Unique Brand of Urban Art

The capital city of Hungary, already famous for its history, art and architecture, seems to be breeding its own brand of urban art these days. Photos and commentary under hashtags...

26 June 2013

Peru Celebrates the Festival of the Sun

As every June 24, the Festival of the Sun -the Inti Raymi- was held at Saksaywaman archaeological park, about 15 minutes from the city of Cusco.

25 June 2013

Yemen, Beyond the Headlines

Yemen is a country rich in culture, heritage, and history, as well as extremely friendly and hospitable. But that doesn't make the news, and Yemen is often reduced to Al-Qaeda,...

24 June 2013

Palestinian Assaf Wins Arab Idol Singing Contest

Palestinian Mohammed Assaf won the title of this year's Arab Idol, the Arabic version of American Idol. Because there are contestants from different Arab countries, the citizens of each country...

19 June 2013

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in...

Open Letter to Germany's Cultural Foundation

Documentary Brasslands Premieres in US

18 June 2013

PHOTOS: 26 Reasons to Love Bangladesh

Japan's WordPress Communities Celebrate 10 Years

Julian Assange, Calle 13, and Twitter Users Write a Song Together

René Pérez, from the musical group Calle 13, and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, gathered ideas and suggestions from Twitter users to write a song together that will go...

17 June 2013

Free Bus Fare Protest Posters in Brazil

Experts and Citizens Discuss ‘Free Culture’ in Quito, Ecuador

The Second International Congress on Free Culture was held in Quito, Ecuador, focusing on universal access to knowledge, artistic and cultural creation, the administration of culture, collective production, open access...

16 June 2013

A Puerto Rican Musician Follows His Muse to Instagram

Fernando Samalot is, among other things, a gifted musician from Puerto Rico's independent music scene, known for his participation in the experimental group tachdé. Through his Instagram profile, Fernando began...

Rupert's divorce creates buzz in China

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