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· April, 2006

Stories about Music from April, 2006

Hong Kong: Incentives for local musicians

This week on n8ma's Xanga site: “news of a new orchestral fellowship for string-playing graduates of the Central, Shanghai, and Hong Kong Conservatories that will help curb the mass emigration...

China: Rock festival coming

Friend Gram at Holidarity pulls quotes from the organizer of The Midi Festival—China's biggest each year—to be held in Beijing during the Golden Week holiday next week. “Before you could...

Taiwan: Punks still DIYing

Sack Be Jim at gotmahmojo finds DIY punk ethic, graffiti and a seldom-seen side of Taiwanese society while visiting a collective of artists squatting in an abandoned building in the...

Taiwan: Taxi music's passing

Rank blog's Dog of the South blogs about the disappearance of a genre of music that used to make cab rides a treat: “For all its obvious flaws, I always...

Bolivia: Unity Festival 2006

GlowMain lists the DJ's that will perform at the 24-hour, non-stop, psychedelic trance event (ES) called “Unity Festival,” which will take place the first week of May in Bolivia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bob Dylan, calypso fan

Jonathan Ali links to an Observer article on Bob Dylan's efforts to become a deejay, noting the presence on Dylan's playlist of a song by Trinidad calypsonian Lord Beginner.

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

Armenia: Stolen Tunes

Der Hova writes about the frustration of being involved with creating a great song in Armenia only to have it stolen and made into a hit by someone else.

Cuba, USA: Hip-hop podcast

Episode #4 of the New York-produced ((Mi Barrio Radio)) podcast features tracks from hip-hop artists Orishas, Manu Chao and others.

Diaspora: Mashup and Football

Soul on Ice posts on a new music trend known as “mash ups” - which he says is nothing new really but a continuation of mix and remix and remixing...

Hip hop review

African Shirts has a roundup of some of UK's hip hop bands

Brazil: Lucio Sanfilippo

Daniela Thompson describes the “extraordinary voice” of famed Brazilian vocalist, Lucio Sanfilippo.

Ethiopia: concert

African music blog, Benn loxo du taccu reports on an Ethiopian concert he attended last week. Great music and video clips of an amazing sax solo by Getatchew Mekuria –...

Popular Myanmar hip hop musician dies

Mady June in Yangoon is saddened by the death of her favourite Myanmar rapper.

Brazil: Bossa Nova Star Normando introduces Normando Santos, one of the many giants of Brazilian bossa nova.

Nigeria: Star Factor

Adefunke on Adefunke posts on a new Nigerian talent show called Star Factor – auditions are now being held in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Jos, Makurdi and for some reason...

Argentina, Spain: More Music

Two more Argentine indie groups recommended by musical connoisseur Fernando Casale. Check out sample tracks from Sync Filmico and Alvy Singer. From Spain, 4024 Segundos is a compilation available for...

No interest in local music

Conspiracypenguins lament on the lack of interest in local music in Singapore.

Mexico: Encordados

León Felipe Sánchez introduces the Mexican rock band Encordados whose latest album is licensed under Creative Commons and freely available for download.

African music (#6)

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during...

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