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· October, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2012

15 October 2012

Portugal: Global Noise Cultural Protest in Images

In Portugal, October 13's Global Noise pot-banging protests took the form of performing arts and cultural demonstrations in 14 cities, under the motto "Screw the troika! We want our lives"....

India: Online Video Archive for Performing Arts

Shabda is an unique online archive of videos presenting lecture demonstrations on various Indian art forms. Inspired by the TED talk format, Shabda's creators invite experts in music, dance or...

It's Blog Action Day! Celebrate the “Power Of We”

Every year, bloggers around the world join forces and write about one topic, on one day, to reach a collective audience of millions. It's Blog Action Day today, and we're...

Angola: Elinga Theatre, from Glory to Oblivion

For 24 years the Elinga Theatre kept its doors open to promote and develop theatre and the imagination in Angola. Like other historical buildings in Luanda, the Elinga is also...

Blogger's Visit to Tokyo's Rare Korean Book Center

14 October 2012

India: Lending Voice to Social Campaigns Through Street Plays

Aatish is a Delhi-based independent, youth-led theatre group that aims to lend a voice to issues that are often marginalized, using street plays and workshops.

13 October 2012

Sri Lanka: The Future In The Hand Of Young Leaders

Sri Lanka Unites (SLU) is a youth reconciliation movement led by a team of young professionals drawn from different ethnicities and religions in Sri Lanka who are working towards reconciliation,...

11 October 2012

Ukraine: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” Documentary Project

Chinese Hold Breath for Nobel Literature Prize

This year, Chinese writer Mo Yan and Japanese Haruki Murakami are top bets to win the Nobel literature prize. While excitement for the potential win for China is great, some...

10 October 2012

Peru: Poet Antonio Cisneros Dies

Antonio Cisneros, one of the greats of Peruvian poetry, died on October 6 at age 69. Here we honor his memory and include videos of his poems.

9 October 2012

Barbados: Supporting Growth in Culture

France, Africa: Black Fashion Week Marred by Visa Problems

Two renowned African fashion designers and several models have been denied entry to France for Black Fashion Week October 2012. This event was created by Senegalese fashion designer Adama Paris...

8 October 2012

Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

Kenya: Money Can Buy Us Declare ‘Campus Divas for Rich Men’

‘Campus Divas For Rich Men’ is a Facebook page dedicated to hooking up female Kenyan university students under the age of 26 with rich men of any age. This bold...

Blog Action Day 2012 Celebrates ‘The Power of We’

So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of...

China: Netizens Believe Chinese Writer Mo Yan Doesn't Deserve Nobel Prize

Taiwan: Indigenous Amis Musical Performed at National Theater

Indigenous culture has become more and more important in the Taiwanese performing arts scene. The recent Amis musical, “La Michael”, has entered the National Theater, a primary national performing arts...

Venezuela: A Country in Suspense

7 October 2012

Bhutan: Bad Hair Days