Stories about Music from October, 2007
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Sean Carr, lead singer of Death Valley Screamers and Yulia Tymoshenko's son-in-law.
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.
Robert Amsterdam reports on a classical music concert in Paris in support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other political prisoners, and on the anti-Putin part of the Russian community of “cultural figures.”
The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic creations. Moussa Bashir tours the blogosphere, opening up a whole new world of culture and arts.
The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.
Bosnia Blog talks to a Macedonian about singer Toše Proeski, who died in a car crash earlier this month: “He did a lot of charity concert. He was very nice. He is the only thing we have.”
Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves on the issues and find the local brand of politics, which refuses to deal with those issues, more than distasteful.”
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about “a relatively young new Ukrainian punk rock band, Flit (pronounced ‘fleet’).”
de cooler : soca news reports that the Trinidad-based rapso group 3 Canal will be performing at the World Music Exhibition in Spain.
"Do you ever worry about your house being broken into / Do you ever worry about your car being taken away from you in broad daylight down Highway 54 / Do you ever worry about your wife becoming the woman in black / Do you ever worry about leaving home and coming back in a coffin, with a bullet through your head / So join us and fight this crime and corruption…."
“If religion is the opiate of the masses then music must be the amphetamine”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Shivonne Du Barry examines the phenomenon of political parties using local music to appeal to voters.
“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!
eBlog [ES] writes about the recent shows by reunited band Soda Stereo that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
With a few “frozen conflicts” unresolved and on the international agenda in the South Caucasus, it seems like everybody wants to get in on the act. In an attempt to promote peace in the breakaway region of South Ossetia, for example, Transitions Online's Steady State reports that the Georgian government...
Abeni is saddened by the passing of South African reggae star Lucky Dube and likens him to the late Jamaican artist, Peter Tosh.
Ringplay Productions acknowledges the passing of music, visual and performing arts lecturer, Pauline Glasby.
Illyrian Gazette reports that Macedonia is mourning Toše Proeski, one of the most popular singers throughout the ex-Yugoslav states, who was killed in a car accident in Croatia.
Cultural Literacy features an excerpt of an interview with Dr. Eric Doumerc in which he talks about West Indian legacies that ought to be cherished.
Now is Wow attends a celebration of indigenous people in Trinidad.
Jamaican Marlon James lists a few things he thinks we can confidently give up on.
Israeli blogger Chaim sheds light on new Jewish music in this post.