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· May, 2008

Stories about Music from May, 2008

Hong Kong: Two Songs on Sichuan Earthquake

Florence posted two music videos written for Sichuan earthquake victims [zh].

Peru: Café Tacuba in Lima

Laslo Rojas of Sintonizando [es] posts videos and photos of the recent concert by the Mexican band Café Tacuba in Lima, Peru.

Jamaica: Spinning

“Among its many atrocities, the single worst crime of the CD was that it made albums longer”: Jamaican Marlon James rediscovers the allure of vinyl.

Lithuania: Russian Pop Music

Viola in Vilnius notes the popularity of Russian pop music in Lithuania.

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Poland: Songs

“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.

Russia: Ideas for Eurovision

Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have...

Pakistan, India: Music in Kashmir

CHUP! on a Pakistani band, Junoon that recently performed in Kashmir in India.

India, Pakistan: Music and Conflict

La Dolce Vita on a Pakistani band playing in Kashmir, India and how the whole show of peace and calm in the conflict-ridden region appears to be a farce.

Iran: Chris de Burgh and Aryan Band

Chris de Burgh,famous Irish singer, has performed a song with Aryan band from Iran.

Uruguay: Upcoming Performances of La Yunta Trío de Tango

La Yunta Trío de Tango is a Uruguayan tango group, which recently recorded its first album. Café Montevideo [es] writes a little more background information and provides dates of upcoming...

Israel: Holy Land Rehab? Amy Winehouse Rumor Debunked

Rumors that Jewish English singer Amy Winehouse, famous for her song, “Rehab,” will be attending a second bout of drug rehabilitation in Israel have been denied by her handlers. Simply...

Europe: Liveblogging Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a what was a Eurovision liveblog on Saturday – at Greetings from Kyiv.

Kazakhstan: Diplomacy of Stars

Publicist reports on the “Diplomacy of Stars” Festival that has taken place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and provides photos of the post-Soviet classic music celebrities [ru].

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine gives a lesson in the roots of calypso music.

Caucasus: Eurovision Results

The Armenian Observer says it is satisfied with fourth place in last night's Eurovision Song Contest going to Armenia's Sirusho. However, it also raises the question of political voting in...

Iran:Ballgard,a Persian Funk Group

LegoFish, Iranian blogger and designer, informs us that Ballgard's new CD is now available. Ballgard draws from the musical styles of Funk, Hard Rock and Iranian Folk music themes. Watch...

Colombian anti-military youth group commemorates 10 years of resistance

Last May 17th marked the ten year aniversary of the Antimili sonoro, an event organized by the Youth Network as a way to spread the word about resistance to the...

Europe: Eurovision Semi-Finals

Pestiside.hu, Megan Case, and Lex Libertas – on the Eurovision semi-finals results.

Guyana: Living Life

News of Guyana-Gyal‘s family and a few presents that they have sent her from abroad cause her to be “simply livin’ and appreciatin’.”

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