Stories about Music from February, 2006
Fernando Casale has more free tracks for indie music lovers. Check out Calostro from Chile and Argentine, Sebastián Kramer.
Zarchka writes about Armenia's temporary anthems, the songs that suddenly become popular and are played everywhere.
SunGoddess does an undeniably great job promoting her brother's first album, “Free,” which has been released in Barbados by CRS Music. Links to sample tracks are provided.
Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions included ‘ignoramus’, ‘spiteful, angry menopausal bitch’, and ‘ruthless menopausal maniac’. All that remained was the blogger to call the woman...
… to paraphrase the late Lord Kitchener, calypsonian extraordinaire. It's Carnival Friday here in Trinidad and Tobago, which means that after weeks of mounting anticipation (the Carnival season really gets started as soon as Christmastime festivities are over), the biggest event in the country's calendar is underway. This weekend will...
Kikuyumoja’s realm post some videos of Ugandan rappers “the next generation in Uganda“
For all you fans of floating canines and euro-techno, this is one post that can't be missed. The Chilean music blog, Super 45 – Blog System says that various French artists are headed towards Chile including Manu Chao and Pascal Arbez (better known as Vitalic). Included is a video of...
Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.
Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories writes about Benin artist, Angelique Kido – in particular her 1994 album, Aye which he says could have been released yesterday…….”I wikied her name and I learnt the 46 year old has been nominated for Grammy three times (1995, 1999 and 2003). She released her latest Album, Oyaya!...
León Felipe Sánchez says that the crowd went wild at U2's concert in Mexico City's Aztec Stadium when Bono added the lyrics “Chiapas!!! Mexico!!! NO MORE!!!” – referring to Mexico's longstanding Southern conflict – to the legendary song, Sunday Bloody Sunday.
ArmYouth Blog reports on heavy security at a rock festival and how stereotypes held by security caused trouble for concertgoers.
Harmick of Blogrel has a roundup of Armenian pop culture news.
an eventful week in Bahrain.. but we've ALMOST moved away from "the cartoons"...
Afflicted Yard links to an anti-crime rap song recorded by Jamaican Senior Superintendent of Police Renato Adams.
Guyana Diaspora profiles nu-soul singer Nhojj, and Guyana-gyal muses on love and “‘bout old people, imagining how it must feel for some o’ them.”
Sangroncito describes the preparation that has gone into Salvador's Carnaval and says that today feels like the “Calm Before Carnaval.” Mama Lisa posts an English translation of a Brazilian folk song about the Carnival called “Mama Paquita.” Made in Brazil has a picture of U2 fans camping out for tonight's...
Eric Gordy at East Ethnia writes about a Croatian documentary on the experience of women in the folk music industry, to be shown at Zagreb Dox Festival of Documentary Film on Feb. 25.
Dominican hip-hop group R-1 invites (ES) all visitors to their blog to download their latest mixtape, ““Pa Que Vayen Cogiendo”.
glowMain features (ES) 29-year-old Venezuelan DJ, Juan Carlos Azuaje, better known as Take. He studied classical music as a young child and the began his Drum and Bass career in 1999 in Caracas.
Kevin of crazy junkies describes his experience auditioning for the Singapore Idol talent competition.
Cuaderno Latinoamericano, a group blog maintained by students at Tulane University, says that the Rolling Stones will be playing a free concert this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Free, that is, unless you take into account the $750,000 that the city is paying to make it happen.