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· July, 2007

Stories about Music from July, 2007

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

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.

Arabeyes: Singers Banned in Syria and Terrorist Arabs at All Airports

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...

Ethiopia: new music from Ethiopia

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...

Mideast: New Radio Station

Mideast Youth has launched it own radio station, according to Bahraini Esra'a here.

Palestine: The Plight of Women

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...

D. R. of Congo: Miracle-peddlars, musical hippos and scary lightbulbs

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...

Congo-Brazzaville: Point Noire music festival

Congopages on a recent music festival in Point Noire (Fr), Congo Brazzaville.  There are photos!

Jamaica: Reggae and the Diaspora

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Globalising Soca

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,...

Singapore: Myanmar Culture Festival

MMHan is inviting Singaporeans to visit a Myanmar Traditional Show to be held in Singapore.

Lusophony Day: Learning Through Connectedness

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The G-Pan

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...

Jamaica: The Large Black Woman

“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...

Sudan: Movie Reviews, Being Single, Sudanese Rape Laws & Life Saving Stoves for Darfur

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...

Bahrain: Saudi DJ Podcast

Bahraini Esraa posts a podcast of an interview with a DJ in Saudi Arabia here.

Maldives: Jamming to save the islands from submerging

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...

Nigeria: listen to Dudu Radio

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,...

Sri Lanka: Music

London, Lanka and Drums on music and its importance to Sri Lankans.

Arabeyes: The Wonders of Jordan

The ancient rosy coloured city Petra has been named among the seven wonders of the world. Our Jordan author Naseem Tarawnah covered what English language blogs are saying about the...

Cuba: Blogging for Cuban Liberty

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...

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