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· November, 2007

Stories about Music from November, 2007

Ukraine: Ani Lorak

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about pop singer Ani Lorak.

Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message

Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but...

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll Rebels

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs from the last gig by Armenia's most popular rock band, Bambir. Now with a new drummer, Anush quotes the band's guitarist as saying their new...

Zambia: Listen to George Kazoka

Ben Loxo takes us to Zambia for a musical journey: “Wow, busy week. Feeling a bit tired this morning. A little Zambian “you’ve done me wrong” acoustic by George Kazoka...

Uganda: Ten questions with the Comrade

Beloved by the blogren for his prolific, provocative comments and his endless, passionate devotion to North Korea, the 27th Comrade was until recently one of Uganda's most active bloggers. Two...

Russia: Peter Nalitch

Siberian Light writes about Peter Nalitch, Russia's “homegrown star to match Borat”: “Seriously – who could resist the charming Nalitch as he croons “Gitarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr, jump to my yaguarrr,...

Bulgaria: Sofia Cab Driver

Petya of Bighead shares a Sofia cab driver story.

Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime

Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.

China: “Red Foreigner” Sings Red Songs Naked

An American blogger who names himself Honglaowai (red foreigner) has revived the Chinese red songs, a serious political music in China ,and extensively posted his music videos on YouTube, Youku...

Croatia: Football News

Illyrian Gazette writes about the Croatian football team, music – and Borat.

Russia: History of the Anthems

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about all the anthems of Russia – and admits that John Lennon's ‘Imagine’ would have been the best option.

Armenia: HaShiSh

Life in the Armenian Diaspora reports that HaShiSh, an Armenian punk rock band from South America, is touring the U.S. Meanwhile, Unzipped posts an account of former System of a...

Ukraine: Maidan is 3

Ukrainiana posts photos and video from the third anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Kyiv and criticizes president Yushchenko for not being self-critical enough: “What about our purchasing power? What...

Ukraine: Holodomor Song

Nash Holos posts a YouTube video of a Ukrainian song dedicated to the Holodomor victims.

Egypt: New TV Channel

“As if we are really in a desperate need for another Music Video Channel !! And it is not like any other channel it is the MTV Channel directed to...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Film Screening

Trinidad's Studio Film Club will be screening the Haitian film Ghosts of Cite Soleil.

Ukraine: Verka Serdyuchka; MTV Ukraine

Ukrainian Musical Matters reports on Verka Serdyuchka and the recently launched MTV Ukraine – and explains what makes Ukrainian music special.

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro Concert Review

A review of Teddy Afro concert in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: “Last night I attended a concert by Teddy Afro. I think I'd heard the name maybe once before K mentioned...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Christmas in the Air

Abeni sees signs that Christmas is coming…

Mali: The music of Mariam Bagayoko

Awesome Tapes From Africa posts the music of Mariam Bagayoko: Um, yeah. This is scary. The other-worldly pentatonic balafon and its apocalyptic overtones repeat toward infinity, and I can't help...

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