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· October, 2006

Stories about Music from October, 2006

Argentina: Music: Pablo Dacal Live

Fernando Casale has uploaded a video of a live rehearsal of Pablo Dacal and La Orquesta de Salón.

Belize: Dangriga Town

Nyasha Lang reports on a visit to Dangriga Town, Belize, where she visits a radio station run by a Garifuna perfomer and learns how easy it is to fall into...

Jamaica, UK: Bob lived here

JT at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the addition of a plaque honouring reggae superstar Bob Marley to London's list of blue plaques designating landmarks associated with well-known figures: “It's...

Guadeloupe/Martinique, France: Zouk Nostalgia

Reminiscing Martiniquan/Guadeloupean group Kassav's song “Zouk la se sel medikaman nou ni” [” Zouk is our only medicine”], France-based Oliviermr2 posts a graphic depicting a couple dancing zouk and writes...

Guatemala: Marimba

Chapinadas gives a Guatemalan-centric history of the marimba.

Central Asia: Music & Film in Prague

Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.

Ukraine: Another Wedding Video

Dykun posts a 2005 video from a wedding in the town of Pidhajtsi, Ternopil region of Ukraine.

Belarus: A Wedding Dancer

A rather amusing video from a Belarusian wedding party causes a rather serious discussion about the country's present and future, reports TOL's Belarus Blog.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock band offers free downloads

Christopher Yee Mon reports that Trinidadian rock band Tripped and Fallen is offering their latest album as a free download.

Argentina: Music: The Underwater Robot

Fernando Casale links to the can't-be-missed music video from the Argentine band El Robot Bajo El Agua.

Africa: call for Fela centred short stories

Wordsbody announces the call for Fela centred short stories from Reputations Consulting, “Call for Fela centred, fictional short stories,features articles and biographical sketches on “FELA The Folklore: A Peoples’ Biography...

Nigeria: Africa Salsa Congress

Africans love salsa! Naija Blog announces that Africa Salsa Congress will take place in Nigeria.

Mali: the music of Ali Farka Toure

Matsuli music remembers the great Malian musician, Ali Farka Toure: “Cancer claimed Ali Farka Toure's life earlier this year. I'm thankful we can continue to feel his presence in the...

Armenia: Vostan Hayots Reunion

Onnik Krikorian reports that Vostan Hayots, the “Armenian Metallica,” is reuniting for a few shows.

Travelling with “Tro-Tro” in Ghana

Ghana voices this week are from entries written about Ghana by non-Ghanaians. The first, by Leanne, writing in her blog An American in Africa, marvels at the “ever-evolving, always under...

Guyana: Walk along the sea

Guyana-Gyal walks down to the sea — “just to see what I could see” — and has an encounter with Guyanese music star Eddie Grant that makes her ponder the...

Africa: Jay-Z social activism in Africa

Ethnicloft writes about Jay-Z's musical tour in Africa, “Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z, on horse back in photo) is making waves in Africa. He has been using his musical tour of...

Kenya: spotlight on Kenyan music

Kikuyumoja's Realm attends a special musical event, the Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol.2: “Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol. 1 has already been a success – my friend Mbuzimoja had sent...

Nigeria: Tribute Fela Kuti

Felabration, similar to Felaversation, is a series of posts about Nigeria's Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti: Felabration, Fela's pictures that speak thousands words, Afrobeat Academy, Spirits of Fire Dance, Gen X...

Arabisc: Unemployment, personal attacks and the birth of a new author

Like many parts of the modern world, unemployment is a plague attacking Arab countries. Anonymous blogger Alloush writes about a discovery he made while surfing the world wide web. The...

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