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· April, 2007

Stories about Music from April, 2007

Russia: More on Mstislav Rostropovich

Another personal reflection on Mstislav Rostropovich, written by an anonymous contributor to Robert Amsterdam's blog – “who as a young musician had the distinct honor of personally meeting the great...

Russia: Mstislav Rostropovich

Megan Case shares a personal memory of Mstislav Rostropovich, who died in Moscow last week.

Ghana: 8th Ghana Music Awards

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...

Cuba: The truth of the truth

mi isla al mediodia quotes Carlos Varela's lyrics to make a statement (ES) on truth.

Trinidad & Tobago: Akon Controversy Continues

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...

Africa: more African than thou

Koluki posts photos from the “drum jam session” at the White House and asks, “… ON THE PATH TO SELF-RIGHTEOUS “MORE AFRICAN THAN THOU”?”

Nigeria: musical gift from Nigeria

“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...

The Balkans: Turbofolk

Bosnia Vault lists useful resources on turbofolk music.

France: Rapper Imagines Life as a White Man

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...

Armenia: Pop Stars for Status Quo

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia's pop stars have finally come out in support of the ruling political party in the country's parliamentary election campaign.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Artists on Assault Charges?

The Trinidad Insider reports on another incident at Zen nightclub, this time involving the alleged assault of a young man: “The assailants may include soca artists Machel Montano, Benjai and...

Lucien Millard Interview

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

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...

Japan: Chinese-Japanese Rapper Nycca

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...

Romania: Eurovision

Blog Bucharest writes about the approaching Eurovision Song Contest and how Romanians take it a bit too seriously.

Japan: Toyama Kouichi calls for revolution, bloggers reflect on freedom of speech

“Registered voters! I am Toyama Kouichi. My countrymen! This country is an abomination!” So began the five minute political speech of gubernatorial candidate and street musician Toyama Kouichi, aired live...

Armenia: Prosperous Armenia Rally

Onnik Krikorian reports on a Prosperous Armenia political rally in Yerevan's Arabkir district that featured the talents of pop stars.

Sierra Leone: dancing and singing in Sierra Leone

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:...

Malawi: Malawian bloggers has four questions for Madonna

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...

Laos: Lao Student Become a Pop Star in Vietnam

Samakomlao blog has pictures of LaoKeota Xayyasing who has become a popular pop star in neighboring Vietnam where he is currently studying.

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