Stories about Music from December, 2007
Argentina's Travel Blog witnessed a unique concert held by Manu Chao at a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital sponsored by the patient-run radio station called La Colifata.
For fans of Tango, From Uruguay introduces readers to Bajofondo, a Uruguayan-Argentinean group that fuses tango and electronic music.
Ghana Music blog on Christmas celebration in Ghana: The mother of all the events took place at the National Theatre on Monday December 24, where thousands of Ghanaian and foreign music lovers came to take part in perhaps the biggest show in town, dubbed “Ghana Rocks With Ofori Amponsah and...
Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was American-Armenian writer William Saroyan, the blog says the song typifies the lavish tables that will be center stage for Armenian...
After finding myself without the Internet at home for three days, I feel gutted that I missed out on Shakira's free concert two days ago in Tbilisi, Georgia. Writing on my Oneworld Multimedia blog, had I known I would have considered visiting Armenia's neighbor to the north for the concert.
“Not only do we enjoy warm weather when most of the rest of the world is cold, but we also have a way of making the season festive”: Living in Barbados offers a glimpse of Christmas in the Caribbean.
Both Talk Antigua and Caribbean Free Radio blog about Antigua being awarded the right to violate copyright protections on goods like films and music from the United States.
Mohammad Tajik,blogger and photographer, has pusblished several photos of a poor musician in Tehran.It seems the musician is suffering from leprosy.
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun hosts a discussion of 50 Cent's recent concert in Kosovo.
Chale discusses the use of music in the Ghanian presidential race: “Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, is in the news again. After causing stirs on the music scene and political landscape with his Letter to parliament track, he has released a new political song called ‘Da no’ which...
Francis Wade says that Jamaican culture comes at people “like a truck barreling down on them on a highway that is impossible to avoid.”
Georgia & the South Caucasus is impressed by the ethnic Armenian indie band from Russia, Deti Picasso. Fusing both traditional Armenia with alternative contemporary sounds, the blog hopes that the band will one day make it to Europe.
Fons from China Herald blogs about the deal between EMI and Baidu on free internet music service.
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about a 1916 Ukrainian song that became a Christmas hit in the United States.
kitanomizube[jp] reflected on peace and violence on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack, which also happens to be the day John Lennon passed away.
Ukraine Musical Matters reports on the recent Kyiv concerts of Enrique Iglesias and Bryan Adams and Michael Jackson's upcoming visit.
Jantemir Baimukhamedov, a.k.a. Jantik, is a popular Kazakhstan's musician, a prankster and an entertainer. He gives live shows with his band (gigs are booked several months ahead), hilariously re-scores blockbuster movies with Kazakh specificity, and even plans to shoot a “revenge” movie called “Borat’s Brother”. MUSIC - Jantemir, you started...
Dominic in Armenia takes an inside look at the music business in Armenia.
Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Nazim Hikmet, a Turkish Communist poet and political activist, and Nazim Nadirov, a Kurdish musician aka Dr. Ethno: “p.s. OK, so Nazim Hikmet and Nazim Nadirov probably have little in common other than their given name. But I know you readers are suckers for...
David Sasaki walks around Zagreb, taking pictures.