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23 March 2017
14 March 2017
While the West twisted, discoed, and boogied, the people of the Soviet Union were treated to a bland but charming, state-censored version of Western music: the so-called vocal-instrumental ensembles (VIAs).
9 March 2017
"While this live streaming option has been praised in providing unique perspectives for current events and breaking news...[it] has provided more opportunities for infringement of copyright laws."
8 March 2017
"Anytime Nyango Star makes a public appearance it is to help Tohoku recover. The mascot isn't drumming for its personal gain but for its beloved home."
4 March 2017
Chicago-based singer Zeshan Bagewadi, better known as Zeshan B, has embraced the music his Indian father introduced him to: soul, gospel and R&B.
3 March 2017
Vybz Kartel Supporters Threaten Former Jamaican Culture Minister Over Remarks About Dancehall's Violent Lyrics
"I pray that Jamaicans who value common decency will push back against this new normal and defend Jamaica’s true culture. If we lose this battle, we will have lost Jamaica."
24 February 2017
A soul/jazz/Haitian creole melody mashup by two accomplished female performers just in time for Women's History Month in March? What's not to love?
13 February 2017
9 February 2017
3 February 2017
1 February 2017
The instrument was once popular across the Turkic world, but its present stronghold is the Russian Republic of Khakassia.
31 January 2017
Despite winning numerous awards at international classical piano competitions and training with some of the biggest names in classical music, Viktoriya Yermolyeva decided to tackle another kind of music: rock.
29 January 2017
During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College
11 January 2017
The "apolitical" position of celebrated musician Gustavo Dudamel is unacceptable for many Venezuelans at this critical time, and has reignited the debate on the connection between the arts and politics.
10 January 2017
9 January 2017
Culture.pl, an online magazine devoted to promoting Polish culture, marked David Bowie's birthday by recalling his visit to Warsaw.
30 December 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
29 December 2016
27 December 2016
16 December 2016
For bloggers in the Caribbean, “2016” has nearly become an obscenity. Adjectives now used to describe this "annus horribilis" include "sucky", "terrible" and "the worst".