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· August, 2007

Stories about Music from August, 2007

Producing traditional music in Benin

Benin couleurs posts photos of a Solidarite Internationale project to build a sound studio (Fr) that will produce traditional music.

Madagascar : Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa on why he writes

Malagasy Author-Musician-Sculptor Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa explains his art : “D'abord, à travers l'Art, entretenir et enrichir la ” Mémoire Collective ” des Malgaches. Celà reste un devoir par respect des...

Gambia: Gambian Hip Hop

The global reach of Hip Hop phenomenon: “This is Gambian hip-hop artist Dr Olugander, one of the opening acts of the 2nd International Sable Litfest in Bakau last month.”

Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers

Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment...

Japan: Crazy for a Bug

A catchy tune about a funny-looking bug that bites people's bums and makes them happy, featured regularly as filler between children's programming on the national broadcaster NHK, is catching on...

Israeli Journalist ‘Terrorises’ Ajram

Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram was ‘terrorised’ by an Israeli journalist in Jordan, notes Naseem Tarawnah.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Voluntourists”

Bosnia Vault links to a piece on “voluntourists” in Srebrenica.

Jamaica: Entertainers Talk About Dean

Wondering what Jamaican entertainers thought of Hurricane Dean? Yardflex.com asks them…

Bahamas: The Value of Culture

An international take on a Bahamian song leads Nicolette Bethel to muse about “the general dismissal of culture in general (and, by extension, of our culture in particular)”, stating; “most...

Azerbaijan: Soviet Funk

English Russia posts a vintage video of famous Soviet-era singer Muslim Magomaev. The clip, besides showcasing a great example of Soviet funk music, also features a lot of footage of...

Barbados, Jamaica: One Love

Gallimaufry reports that “The Anglican Church in Jamaica is proposing the addition of songs by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh to its hymnal.”

Guatemala: Music in Election Campaigns

Music from many different genres is being used for campaign purposes and Elecciones Guatemala [ES] provides some examples of song lyrics.

Jamaica: Musical Island

“Jamaica is a country of music” – and it fascinates Francis Wade.

Former Soviet Union: Jazz

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about jazz in the Soviet Union – and about stilyagas.

Ukraine, U.S.: Gogol Bordello

Ukraine List writes that Gogol Bordello band “has been all over the TV and radio in the US as of late promoting their new album Super Taranta.”

Pakistan: Patriotism and Music

Patriotism seems to find a lot of resonance in music. More at Metroblogging Lahore.

D.R. of Congo: Rest in Peace, Madilu “Multi Système”

Rest in peace the Grand Pharaoh, Madilu: “He was Bialu Madilu, also known as Multi Système, Grand Pharaoh, Grand Ninja, Sa Majesté and Grande Baleine. Born in Matadi, in the...

Russia: Hitler's Music Collection

Sean's Russia Blog writes about a Russian woman whose father owned 100 items from Hitler's private record collection.

Africa: the music of Samba Mapangala and Dar International

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes you to East Africa: Meet Samba Mapangala and Dar International.

Angola: life-affirming dance in Angola

Kilandukilu is a dance group from Angola, which brings together the old and the new: “Kilandukilu was founded by a group of friends in the Maculusso municipality of Luanda twenty-one...

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