Stories about Music from July, 2007
Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.
A number of female Arab singers have been banned from singing in Syria - to put a limit to moral corruption. In another development, Arabs seem to be targeted at airports around the world, even in their own homes, where they are being treated like terrorists. These are just two of the conversations taking place in Arabic blogs this week.
Addis Journal reviews a new CD by the Ethiopian musician, Gossaye Tesfaye: “It’s been some three weeks since Gossaye Tesfaye’s newest Amharic CD, ‘Satamagn bila’ was released.The Amharic phrase ‘Satamagn Bila’ is normally used to higlight political conflict when one party is trying to rationalize its act of bad deeds.But...
Mideast Youth has launched it own radio station, according to Bahraini Esra'a here.
Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those blogging about females) are thinking.
Probably the most consistently interesting Congolese blog is kept by Cédric Kalonji [Fr], whose photographs and commentary bear humorous but often sorrowful witness to the struggles of ordinary life in Kinshasa, the country's heavily populated, run-down capital. Returning from a recent visit to Europe, Cédric found himself wondering whether the...
Congopages on a recent music festival in Point Noire (Fr), Congo Brazzaville. There are photos!
“One of the implications of this nexus between Rastafari and the work of songwriters such as Burning Spear, Bob Andy and Bob Marley was their insistence in giving voice to the plight of the dispossessed by using the prophetic discourse of the Bible.” Jamaican Geoffrey Philp explains.
News of the upcoming release of Barbadian singer Alison Hinds’ new album has Caroline at Caribbean Beat Blog worried “about the way our music, our people, our artists are represented, misrepresented, or not represented at all in this new push to ‘globalise’ soca.”
MMHan is inviting Singaporeans to visit a Myanmar Traditional Show to be held in Singapore.
We wanted to celebrate the Lusophony Day, as an opportunity to post about the recent launching of the Global Voices website in Portuguese. A quick googling around the keywords brought up the July 17th inspired on CPLP‘s foundation, but as we kept searching other dates appeared like the May 31st...
IZATRINI.com is excited about the development of a new type of steel pan: “The G-pan includes a tenor pan which features 37 notes instead of 29 and three full octaves rather than the two and a half octaves of the tenor.”
“How is the large black woman represented in both literary and popular venues? How is she perceived? How do her race, size and gender intersect in her representation?” Geoffrey Philp features Jamaican author Andrea Elizabeth Shaw in her own words.
There is quite a lot to cover in this week’s round up of the Sudanese blogosphere: movie reviews, government reshuffle in South Sudan, Darfur Stoves Project, etc. We’ll first start with some Sudanese bloggers’ thoughts on recently released movies.
Bahraini Esraa posts a podcast of an interview with a DJ in Saudi Arabia here.
In Greek mythology singing of the Sirens were so sweet and melodic that sailors were lured into the sea and met fateful deaths. On July 07, or the date known better as 07.07.07, music and melodies were used by Maldivians as they pondered about the fate that sea level rise...
Listen to Dudu Radio: “”…Dudu Radio broadcasts a selection of pre-recorded programs which provides listeners all over the globe with the opportunity to listen to a variety of music genres, including traditional and modern Nigerian and Africa music.”
London, Lanka and Drums on music and its importance to Sri Lankans.
Uncommon Sense is proud to be part of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty and hopes that the campaign will influence The Police to speak out for the cause of political prisoners in Cuba: “But I am not sure whether it really matters if we do. Already, success is ours —...
“Critics seem to want to believe that rock and roll emerged fully formed from the start, but not if that means black people did it. Not if that song is Rocket 88.” Jamaican Marlon James goes back to the roots of rock and roll.