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· October, 2007

Stories about Music from October, 2007

Ukraine: Sean Carr

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Sean Carr, lead singer of Death Valley Screamers and Yulia Tymoshenko's son-in-law.

Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.

Russia: Artists for Khodorkovsky, Against Putin

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...

Lebanon: Arts and Artists

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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Song for Burma

The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.

Macedonia: A Bit More On Toše Proeski

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....

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

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...

Ukraine: “Flit” Punk Rock Band

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about “a relatively young new Ukrainian punk rock band, Flit (pronounced ‘fleet’).”

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca for Womex

de cooler : soca news reports that the Trinidad-based rapso group 3 Canal will be performing at the World Music Exhibition in Spain.

African Bloggers Pay Tribute To Lucky Dube

"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 /...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music in Politics

“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...

Dominica: Creole Traditions

“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!

Argentina: Reunited Soda Stereo

eBlog [ES] writes about the recent shows by reunited band Soda Stereo that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Georgia: Disco for Peace

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...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica: Lucky Dube

Abeni is saddened by the passing of South African reggae star Lucky Dube and likens him to the late Jamaican artist, Peter Tosh.

Bahamas: Pauline Glasby Passes On

Ringplay Productions acknowledges the passing of music, visual and performing arts lecturer, Pauline Glasby.

Macedonia: Toše Proeski

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Legacies

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Indigenous Celebration

Now is Wow attends a celebration of indigenous people in Trinidad.

Jamaica: Giving Up

Jamaican Marlon James lists a few things he thinks we can confidently give up on.

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