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· June, 2006

Stories about Music from June, 2006

Brazil: Caetano Veloso's Biography

France-based Togolese bloggerKangni Alem writes (Fr): “Even though modesty is not Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso's forte, he has great talent as an agitator. He also exhibits phenomenal memory in the...

Iran: Pet Shop Boys & Executed Gays

KlaghSia writes that British band Pet Shop Boys has dedicated his new album to two executed Iranian homosexual teenagers (Persian). According to the blogger Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Mahroni were...

Rapping in USA – First impressions

K'Naan: Rapping about war He describes his first impression of America as “strange”, recalling the time his family first landed in New York. “I remember asking my father, ‘so this...

Somalia: Rap about war on Somali rapper: “K'Naan: Rapping about war” ” K'Naan's own story is more remarkable than most, involving a harrowing odyssey that would see him exiled from his war-torn country...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

Spain: Music: CC Licensed Compilation

Eduardo Arcos and Fernando Casale both comment on the release of a Creative Commons-licensed compilation by the Spanish newspaper El País. The album is freely available for download.

Brazil: Gilles Peterson’s Podcast

Claudio recommends the podcast of Gilles Peterson: “Each podcast is 30 minutes long and devoted to a different theme, with interviews and live sessions. Covered are Baile Funk, Roots &...

Japan: PM goes to Graceland

Perhaps having realized his trips to the Yasukuni war shrine were losing him votes, as seen on Mutantfrog, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is making a trip to a different,...

China: Hopes, one day

Journalist-blogger Taras posts a list [zh] today of all the things he hopes yet to do: 1. Be a foreign correspondent in any country; 2. Find the one thing that...

Pakistan: Rock and the Underground

Asma covers the rock scene in Islamabad. Watch out for the take on underground rock. “Here, bands remain underground only because financial constraints, lack of contacts, sponsorships and media attention,...

Morocco: Essaouira Gnawa Music Festival

Samir talks about the huge success of Essaouira Gnawa and world music festival. He said: “Once again Essaouira has turned on a world class music festival. More than 500.000 people...

Jamaica: More meetings with Bob

In reponse to a post about his encouters with Bob Marley, Geoffrey Philp receives a note from dub poet Malachi Smith about his own meetings with the reggae superstar.

Colombia, Argentina: Music: Lulacruza

Fernando Casale features the duo Lulacruza. “This Colombian-Argentinean duo is formed by Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette, who met in the city of Boston while they were studying at the...

Guyana: Scenic music video

Living Guyana links to a music video showing scenes of the Guyanese landscape, both rural and urban.

Serbia: War Criminal's Concert and the Country's Image

Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes about Serbia's image abroad. He also links to the text on a concert by a “Serbian war-criminal,” written by the Serbian writer Jasmina Tesanovic for...

Azerbaijan: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

Onnik Krikorian writes about Azeri jazz musician Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, an album of whose he picked up for a friend. He remarks that it is “good to see that music...

Argentina: Translation of Qué Vachaché

Robert Wright admits that he's not the world's biggest fan of tango, but a few songs have grabbed his attention and here he offers an English translation of “Qué vachaché”...

Palestine: Roger Waters and The Wall!

Cultural icon and rock-god Roger Waters, co-founder and frontman of the legendary rock group Pink Floyd, spray painted “Tear Down The Wall” and “No Thought Control” on Israel’s Separation wall....

Africa: music, football, dance

Soul on Ice goes from strength to strength and is fast becomming spokesblog for music and football Africaine……..Musik, Dance, Football

Czech Republic: Karel Gott's Museum

My Czech Republic Blog writes about the country's legendary singer, Karel Gott, considered by some the “Sinatra of the East,” and his own new museum, Gottland, which opens this month.

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