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· March, 2008

Stories about Music from March, 2008

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Name Dispute

More on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute – at Halfway Down the Danube and Foreign Policy Blog.

Armenia: Eurovision Betting Odds

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...

Brazil: Mutantes, 1968 to 1973

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 & Herzegovina: “Graffiti Street”

Bosnia Blog writes about a documentary on the “meeting of [Sarajevo] musicians after a separation caused by war.”

Taiwan: Performance Via Video Blog

Ta-sha has a personal channel at I'm Vlog for sharing and performing songs that she likes.

Iran:Iranian singers celebrate New Year

Several Iranian singers celebrated Iranian New Year. You see a lot of photos from Iran.

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Vladimir Vysotsky: “There are some topics I'd like to write about, but as soon as I start, I understand that I just can't....

Jamaica: Tunes

Jamaican Marlon James blogs about tunes he must have on his iPod.

Poland: Arts, Posters and More

Polandian writes about Polish artists and Polish poster art, and posts another installment of the Inside Warsaw series: Q-U.

Egypt: Kefaya Song

Ahmad Sherif, from Egypt, posts an Arabic song, protesting Mubarak's rule.

Morocco: Fez Festival 2008

The View From Fez reports on the program for the 2008 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.

Afghanistan: “The Afghan Star” Fever

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...

Thailand: Karaoke Killings

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.

Iran:First song after Revolution

Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Armenia: Life Continues…

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’...

Jamaica: Dancehall

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”.

Bahrain: Frustrated Fayrouz fans

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...

D.R. of Congo: Werrason rewrites censored song

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.

Moroni Blues, a Comorian musical comedy

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...

Jamaica: Must-Have Music

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about five songs he must have for his iPod.

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