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· September, 2006

Stories about Music from September, 2006

Bahrain: Michael Jackson quits Bahrain?

Khalid wonders if Michael is quiting Bahrain and his buiness with King's son after reports that he parted company with a record label based in the Gulf state of Bahrain....

Jamaica: When Yardies rock

Marlon James explains why Jamaicans can't rock.


Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus...

Tanzania: bongo beat

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to Tanzania's “Doctor” Remmy Ongala.

Sudan: Africa's rap star

Escaping Sudan is Ben Loxo's post about Emmanuel Jal, “Emmanuel Jal has risen from obscurity to become one of Africa’s most well-known rappers.”

South Africa: afro-fusion group nominated for MTV award

Freshlyground, a South African afro-fusion group, deserves the MTV Europe nomination in the Best African Act category, writes Coda.

Yezidis in Georgia

Onnik Krikorian has an extensive post on the Yezidi minority in Georgia, which he recently visited together with an ethno-musicologist. Onnik provides exclusive photography, interviews, and compares the minority's situation...

Iran:Deep Dish Score Music for Anousheh Ansari

In Community Weblog of Persian Students in the UK we read that Grammy Award-winning production and Iranian-American DJ duo Deep Dish today announced the recording of ‘Be the Change’, an...

Togolese Hip Hop's Significance

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem ponders (Fr) the significance of Togolese hip hop: “Hip hop really is the pot in which different Togolese traditions melt and interpenetrate.” l

Moldova: The Matrix and Cleopatra Stratan

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Cleopatra Stratan, a 3-year-old pop star, and about the dubbing of The Matrix into Moldovan: “No, not Romanian. No, not Russian. Dubbed...

Iran:Music shops in trouble

According to Agha Bahman, several music institutes and shops were closed in Iran. The blogger says it seems they used to sell tickets for underground rock concerts [Fa].

Laos: Laotian Pop Music in Japan

The Samakomlao blog posts pictures of a Laotian pop duo in concert in Japan. Laos is one of the least visited countries in Asia and only recently rest of Asia...

The president of Tanzania drumming

So the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, can play the African drum! He was the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the 25th Bagamoyo Arts Festival, which took...

Panama: Music: “Culture in Panama (My Appreciation for Señor Loop)”

Writer Rob Rivera articulates why he believes “Panama is coming into its own in terms of culture, after laying dormant for many years.”

Serbia: Hip-Hop and Decentralization

Estavisti reports on the Serbian hip-hop, the Anti-Belgrade Front and the ideas of Serbia's decentralization.

Jamaica: Recording artists — wise up!

A recent dispute between a songwriter/performer and a record label prompts to say — in good Jamaican patois — that Jamaican recording artists need to get smart about the...

African album covers

Benn Loxo asked its readers to submit their favorite African album covers: “After yesterday’s post Benn loxo listener, Michael, was the first to send in his favourite African LP covers.”...

Serbia: Guca and Exit Music Festivals

Traditional Guca Trumpet Festival is held anually in Guca, a town hours south of Belgrade, near the city of Cacak, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. The event remains the...

Nigeria, Arts and Culture, Music

These are places where Naija to the Core would really like to be this autumn.

Czech Republic: Zlin

NvB: Bored in Brno? posts pictures and video from the town of Zlin: “The town is worth seeing, particularly if you're a fan of twentieth-century functionalist and utilitarian architecture. It...

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