Stories about Music from March, 2008
More on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute – at Halfway Down the Danube and Foreign Policy Blog.
Heckler Spray takes an albeit irreverent look at Armenia's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Nevertheless, the blog says that the song by local singer Sirusho is one of the favorites to win the competition usually ridiculed in Europe but taken very seriously indeed by new competitors from the...
Alexandre Carvalho dos Santos [pt] has a quite detailed post about the discography by Os Mutantes (portuguese for The Mutants), one of the most influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band.
Bosnia Blog writes about a documentary on the “meeting of [Sarajevo] musicians after a separation caused by war.”
Ta-sha has a personal channel at I'm Vlog for sharing and performing songs that she likes.
Several Iranian singers celebrated Iranian New Year. You see a lot of photos from Iran.
Jamaican Marlon James blogs about tunes he must have on his iPod.
Polandian writes about Polish artists and Polish poster art, and posts another installment of the Inside Warsaw series: Q-U.
Ahmad Sherif, from Egypt, posts an Arabic song, protesting Mubarak's rule.
The View From Fez reports on the program for the 2008 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.
Hadi1121 reports that Afghanistan now suffers from a new kind of fever, “The Afghan Star” fever. This is an “American Idol” type show run by Tolo Television, where contestants sing and mobile phone owners vote them to the top.
Bangkok Pundit and The Lost Boy comment on the murder case where a man disturbed by the bad karaoke singing of his neighbors killed them all.
Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The Armenian Patchwork reports that life continues in Yerevan even though a state of emergency has been declared. Indeed, the blog posts photographs of the opening of a new Beatles’ themed bar and a rock concert by a local band in a club whose enclosed cafe was used by the...
The recent Global Reggae Conference, held at the University of the West Indies, has Agostinho Pinnock blogging about whether or not dancehall music is Jamaica's “solution to civil society”.
This year's Spring of Culture, the biggest arts festival in Bahrain, has just started. Bloggers have got plenty to say about it – especially about the star attraction, Lebanese singer Fayrouz; tickets for her concert sold out almost immediately, and many are now being resold on the black market for highly inflated prices, writes Ayesha Saldanha.
Le Congo C'est La [Fr] writes about the new version of the Werrason song “Temps présent,” cut after the original was censored for obscene language.
Vola, a Malagasy blogger living in Paris, writes [Fr] about Moroni Blues, a musical comedy by Comorian writer, Soeuf Elbadawi, which explores love, cosmopolitanism, and ethnic division in the island nation's capital city.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about five songs he must have for his iPod.
KZBlog writes about a Kazakh lead singer in a Scottish band. Gulzhan Ibrayeva has moved to Scotland with her husband and her band is hitting the top hot spots in Edinburgh.