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· April, 2007

Stories about Music from April, 2007

Ghana: 8th Ghana Music Awards

30 April 2007

Museke blogs about the 8th Ghana Music Awards: “The Ghana Music Awards is beginning to rival Miss Ghana as the biggest entertainment show in the country. This year, it is a festival with performances and concerts celebrating Ghanaian Music. The big event is on Saturday where musicians would be honoured...

Trinidad & Tobago: Akon Controversy Continues

30 April 2007

A hip-hop artist, a 15 year-old girl, a Port of Spain nightclub, some YouTube - and subsequently, WestIndianTube - videos. The Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere wasted no time in sounding off on the April 12th scandal that's raised numerous issues for the citizens of the twin-island nation.

Nigeria: musical gift from Nigeria

29 April 2007

“I really got into Nigerian hip hop and R&B music while I was there over the past few weeks. Below are links to my favorite songs from my trip, many of which are fairly old but were new to me” writes Dare Obasanjo.

France: Rapper Imagines Life as a White Man

27 April 2007

Regardailleurs blogs screenshots from an hilarious music video (Fr) called “J'suis blanc” (“I'm White”), the latest from French-Congolese hip hop artist Kamini. God comes to Kamini and makes him white for nine and a half weeks and suddenly dealing with “argent, logement, les flics, les gens” (money, housing, cops, people)...

Lucien Millard Interview

26 April 2007

Roots and Culture presents an interview with Lucien Millard. Millard, who hails from Martinique, says “music is my backbone, the air I breathe, my reason for living.” (Fr)

Japan: Pre-election protest party

26 April 2007

Amamiya Karin writes in Magazine 9 [Ja] about protest parties held in Koenji last weekend organized by Suginami Ward Assembly candidate Matsumoto Hajime. Although Matsumoto finally lost the election, the party was a great success, featuring live music, dancing, and plenty of stage-diving. Matsumoto, one of the youngest contenders, pushed...

Japan: Chinese-Japanese Rapper Nycca

26 April 2007

James from Japan Probe introduced a trilingual Rapper Nycca. The post is linked to a youtube video of the singer's self intro and rap in three languages: Japanese, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Sierra Leone: dancing and singing in Sierra Leone

22 April 2007

Live From Freetown posts two videos from East vs. West, a music competition in Sierra Leone between artists from the east side against those from the west side of Freetown: “Here are two more videos from East vs. West, direct from Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is difficult if not impossible...

Malawi: Malawian bloggers has four questions for Madonna

21 April 2007

Recently, music pop star, Madonna, visited Malawi. If Victor Kaonga, who lives in Sweden, were in Malawi, he would have asked her four questions: If I were around, I would ask her four questions: 1. Why she is interested in Malawi? 2. What she thinks Kaballah will mean to Malawians?...

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