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· January, 2007

Stories about Music from January, 2007

Haiti: Pre-Carnival Festivities A Blast for All

Due to regained security in the capital, pre-carnival festivities in Port-au-Prince have been about as well attended as carnival itself, says (Fr) HaitiXchange. Adds the site: “Marching bands and the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Festivals and all that jazz

Laura at the Caribbean Beat blog is interested to see what the impact of the three-year old — and inaptly named — Tobago Jazz Festival will be on the region's...

Bahrain: Musical Differences?

Bahraini Rants is trying to get his cousin appreciate some of the music which shaped his generation. “I asked him about Jimi Hendrix, and he told me he wasn’t interested....

Georgians: Georgians on MySpace

Levan takes a look at Georgian musicians on MySpace.

Czech Rebublic: Dechovka Music

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about dechovka music and posts a YouTube video of Eva and Vasek, “the most successful musical group in the [Czech] Republic from the standpoint of...

Czech Rebublic: Straznice Folk Festival

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about the history of the folk festival in Straznice that will be held June 21-24, 2007.

Africa: 20th century African music online

Steve Ntwiga writes about a new music site: “Matt over at matsuli has a new site up, African Serenades with more than 40 Serenades/albums (that is well in excess of...

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in...

Serbia, Croatia: Bora Djordjevic Interview

Illyrian Gazette writes about the interview with the Serbian rock singer Bora Djordjevic.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca podcast

The latest IZATRINI.com soca podcast features 2007 tracks by several Trinidadian artists and by Japanese soca sensation Minmi.

Puerto Rico: Whither reggaetón?

Puerto Rican blogger Norenid Ramírez posts an article (ES), originally written for the journal La Voz, on the current state of reggaetón.

Senegal: contemporary Senegalese musician

Benn Loxo writes about the Senegalese musician, Chérif Mbaw, “Chérif Mbaw has the voice of a young Youssou, the guitar of Pape & Cheikh and the feel of Cheikh Lô....

Armenia: Khoren Palian

Zarchka laments the loss of Khoren Palian, a well-known performer of Armenian spiritual music.

Kenya: conscious music from the slums

From Pambazuka News at the World Social Forum, “As part of our special reports from the World Social Forum, conscious musicians Hope Raisers speak to Robtel Pailey from Pambazuka News...

Hong Kong: Star ferry MTV

A MTV in youtube via inmediahk.net on the anti demolition of star ferry and queen's pier campaign.

Belarus: Eurovision Shame

Turns out some Eurovision contenders are worse than others: according to TOL's Belarus Blog, British music critics think Belarusian entries are “dreadful.”

Latvia: Riga Folk Choir

Dykun posts “footage of members of the folk choir Skandinieki singing this past weekend at a rock that marks one of the spots in Riga where 5 people were killed...

Hong Kong: monitoring blog's background music

IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong) decided to have 24 hours monitoring local blogs’ background music against copyrights infringement. The issue raised concerns from local bloggers. However, many...

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