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· June, 2008

Stories about Music from June, 2008

Armenia: Eurovision Metal

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on rumors that Armenian-American rock band System of a Down (SOAD) are interested in representing Armenia in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. However, there is also...

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Sweet No More

A loud party in the neighbourhood forces Why does the glass have to be either half empty or half full? to think about her favourite types of music. As the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Praise Song

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 is stirred by a hymn being played by a steelband, reminding her of the “magically bizarre wonderful place” that is Trinidad.

D.R. of Congo: On the Rumba River

A new film about Congolese music: On the Rumba River: a new French film on Congolese music and life on the world's second largest river, now a graveyard for abandoned...

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The...

Ukraine: Paul McCartney in Kyiv

Ukrainiana writes about and posts photos and video from Paul McCartney's concert in Kyiv.

Togolese singer Vanessa Worou

Kangi Alem writes of Togolese singer Vanessa Worou [Fr]: “at times a little reminiscent of [Angelique] Kidjo, but on the whole, confidently sung and with a simple, effective orchestration.”

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

After the recent sponsorship controversy surrounding Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest festival, Montego Bay Day By Day is happy to report that “the show shall indeed go on…which is a good thing...

Ukraine: Victor Pinchuk and Paul McCartney

Vasyl of uaMuzik explains why he decided not to attend Paul McCartney's concert in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Paul McCartney in Kyiv

Greetings from Kyiv was liveblogging Paul McCartney's Kyiv concert (15 posts).

Kuwait: Covered Hard Candy for Madonna

“Madonna’s album is being raped by Kuwaiti MOI [Ministry of Information], they basically forced leggings on her and took all the pictures off her CD booklet, it is a cover...

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

Everything Morocco shares the excitement of the 14th Annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music.

Serbia: Farewell to Šaban Bajramović, the Gypsy King of the Balkans

Šaban Bajramović, known as the “King of Gypsy music,” died on Sunday in Niš, his hometown in Southern Serbia of a heart attack. Here's a sample of what the blogosphere...

Colombia: Film Soundtrack Available on Creative Commons License

Critically-acclaimed Colombian film Perro Come Perro (Dog Eat Dog) has provided its soundtrack to the public on a Creative Commons license writes Caro Botero of equinoXio.

Egypt: Favourite Songs from the 90s

Egyptian Triple M shares videos of his favourite songs from the 90s in this post.

Ukraine: Paul McCartney

Ukrainiana writes about Paul McCartney's upcoming free concert in Kyiv.

A chat with portuguese speaker bloggers

Agry [pt] starts a series of interviews with the female Portuguese speaker bloggers on his blogroll, people who  show a commitment to promote their people's history, culture and hopes. The...

Croatia: Marko Perkovic Thompson's Concert

A discussion of Marko Perkovic Thompson's recent concert in Zagreb – at Balkan Baby.

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