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· November, 2006

Stories about Music from November, 2006

Armenia: Deti Picasso

At Life in the Armenian Diaspora, Raffi Meneshian reviews “Ethnic Experiments” from Deti Picasso, a band based in Russia with two Armenian members. Onnik Krikorian has more on the band...

Jamaica: RIP, Perry Henzell

Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to Perry Henzell, director of the Jamaican cult classic The Harder They Come, who passed away today.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Carnival music selections

Caisoqueen reviews some of the new musical selections of the 2007 Carnival season.

Haiti: Artists to Fight Insecurity?

Karlito writes (Fr): “[We] hold the police and government responsible for not doing enough to fight insecurity. But we forget the role that artists can play in helping that fight....

Haiti: Wyclef Jean in Concert in Jacmel

Haiti-based blogger Yon Ayisyen says Haitian-American hip hop artist Wyclef Jean will be in concert in Jacmel, Haiti soon (Fr): “He will perform December 1st two days before the local...

Armenia: Vote Quality

Onnik Krikorian disagrees with other Armenian bloggers who are calling on fellow Armenians to vote for Silva in the BBC's The Next Big Thing contest. He says that they should...

China: boycotting Karaoke copyrights management

Wang Xiao feng comments that the Karaoke copyrights fee management recently proposed by culture bureau is against international practice and damaging local music industry: The caculation is a standardize price...

Bahamas: Local music on the rise

Ngweekender is pleased to see Bahamanians are getting turned on once more to local music.

Croatia: The Angry Baba

The Glory of Carniola posts audio of an old lady cursing violently in Croatian – and a music video created from the soundbite.

Trinidad & Tobago: Musical credit where credit's due

Applauding Jamaican dancehall star Sean Paul's triumph at the American Music Awards, caroline.neisha at the Caribbean Beat weblog expresses hopes that Trinidadian artists will one day achieve similar success: “I...

Puerto Rico: Candela Festival

The Caribbean Beat weblog posts an entertaining and opinionated report on the 2006 Candela Art and Music Festival, which took place recently in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Barbados: Thinking about music

Introducing American part-time teacher-turned-soca artist Walker Hornung — who also happens to be white — Ian asks the question: “what colour is Soca?” And Titlayo is pleased to hear Barbadian...

Former Yugoslavia: Album Cover

The Glory of Carniola posts the “Great Yugoslav Album Covers, Part 16.”

Slovenia: ‘Angie’ and an NHL Player

The Rolling Stones’ Angie is remade to honor an NHL player from Slovenia, writes The Glory of Carniola.

Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Spain: Global Sounds

iCommons has put together a list of global netlabels that publish their music with various Creative Commons licenses. Examples include Thinner from Germany/Finland, Discoskonfort from Mexico, and You Are Not...

An Arab version of both YouTube and Flickr on one site, called Ikbis, is gaining popularity in the Arab world, writes Mustapha from Beirut Spring. A video of a Lebanese...

Russia: Talkov and Contract Killings

Copydude writes about contract killings and inefficiency of police investigations – and about singer Igor Talkov, who was killed in 1991 and whose case hasn't been resolved yet.

Reunion: “Our Creole Stolen By a Guadeloupean”

Blogger Pierrot Dupuy laments (Fr) that Reunion will be represented by a Reunion-based Guadeloupean professor at an International Creole Festival taking place in Mauritius from December 1st to 3rd. Adds...

Latin America: History of a bolero

Puerto Rican blogger GuerillaPop unveils (ES) the true story behind the famous bolero “Bodas Negras”: “Bodas Negras (o Boda Negra, as it is also called), which touches on the subject...

China: travelling of song and tune

Jeremy Goldkorn at DANWEI writes a brief history melodies and tunes travelling from China to Europe.

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