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· January, 2008

Stories about Music from January, 2008

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

St Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize: Palacio Gone To Soon

St. Vincent blogger Abeni knew the late Belizean musician Andy Palacio personally and says: “News of his death…triggered all those memories of yesteryear. Gone at 47 which seems too soon.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.

Panama: 2008 Jazz Festival

Tatiana gives her review on the 2008 version of the Panama Jazz Festival [es] and notes that this year the festival featured delicious food booths.

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

Leopolis posts a YouTube video of Vladimir Vysotsky and links to his songs’ translations.

Belize: Palacio Laid to Rest

Belizean was there when musical icon Andy Palacio was laid to rest.

Francophone Morocco Roundup: Algeria's response to the UN, anti-French sentiment and more

This week in the Moroccan blogosphere, Algeria fails in its duties, anti-French sentiment still strong in Morocco, DJ Awards and rose petals galore.

Brazil: Countdown to Carnival

There is a popular belief that in Brazil the year only starts after Carnival. Be this an exaggeration or not, there is not much else being talked about on the...

Morocco: Sacred Music Festival

The View From Fez announces the programme for this year's Festival of World Sacred Music.

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

Sean's Russia Blog writes on what would have been Vladimir Vysotsky's 70th birthday. Windows to Russia! provides links to translations of Vysotsky's songs. YouTube user filatovv posts a special anniversary...

Lithuania: Vytautas Sriubikis; the Hill of Crosses

Viola in Vilnius writes about Lithuanian flautist Vytautas Sriubikis – and briefly mentions the Hill of Crosses, quite an extraordinary place near the town of Siauliai, which “not surprisingly is...

Albania: Eda Zari

Albanian Blogger writes about Eda Zari, an Albanian singer who has recently given up her Albanian citizenship.

The Balkans: “Jestdej”

Sleeping with Pengovsky posts a copy of the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ – spelled phonetically by Croatian musicians: “… For all of you native speakers out there – if you ever wondered...

Eritrea: Listen to Eritrean Music

Listen to Eritrean music: “This is the last day of Eritrea Week. I don’t know enough about much of the music I’ve collected this week to write full posts so...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Social Forum

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason thinks World Social Forum “enables discussion of critical social issues that impact us”, but The Liming House is not convinced: “Yes, another...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Merry Monarch

Discover TnT Blog has the latest Soca Monarch updates from Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations.

Latvia: The Suiti

Marginalia writes about history, culture and songs of the suiti, the people of Alsunga in Latvia.

Belize: Mourning Palacio

As Belize continues to mourn the death of Andy Palacio, Belizean posts a short bio of the country's most iconic musician.

Argentina: Hip-Hop and Cumbia Mashups

Argentina Travel Guide introduces Zizek, a Wednesday night feature at the Niceto Club in Buenos Aires. Guest DJs, including Diplo from the US, spin hip-hop and cumbia mashups.

Morocco: Personal Freedoms

The View From Fez directs us to an ongoing post about certain freedoms in Morocco.

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