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· July, 2008

Stories about Music from July, 2008

Morocco: The View From Fez's News Roundup

The View from Fez provides a weekly news roundup, sharing news of Casablanca's Boulevard des Jeuenes Musiciens as well as the anniversary of King Mohammed VI's accession to the throne.

Barbados, Canada: Caribana Fever

“Wha happen Crop Over music from Crop-Over this year cant reach here? Dem waiting on steam boat to bring the tunes? Man this is internet era, download man download”: Barbadian...

Formoz Festival 2008: Don't wanna say goodbye

Here is wikipedia's explanation of the annual Formoz Festival: The annual Formoz Festival, Spring Scream, and Gung-liao Ho-hai-yan Rock Festival are representative gatherings within Taiwan's indie scene. Of these, Formoz...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Musical Militia

AfriClassical quotes author Michael Largey in its profile of Haitian classical composer Occide Jeanty (1860-1936): “By performing pieces that had extramusical programs referring to Haitian political resistance, the Musique du...

Armenia: Musical Tourism

Unfashionably Late recently visited Armenia and posts an extended entry on the local music scene. The post is accompanied by music videos and analysis.

Japan: Tokyo Street Performance

Edward from Japundit posts two youtube clips on Tokyo street performance by Koharu and friend.

Costa Rica: Concerts, riots and concerns.

Journalist Cristian Cambronero from popular Costa Rican blog Fusil de Chispas posts a recount of Sunday's Concert where youth rioted and destroyed the campus of the Universidad Latina in the...

Guyana, Bahamas: Carifesta Contingent

Signifyin’ Guyana is concerned about the level of regional participation in the upcoming Carifesta celebrations in Georgetown.

D.R. Congo: Kinshasa's “baroque” style

From architecture to music, from dance to dress, in the throbbing capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, excess is in style.

Lebanon: Defying Political Unstability

“The will to live is stronger than death, happiness is stronger than sadness, and peace is stronger than war,” writes The Lebanese Inner Circle, who is reporting on the musical...

Ukraine: Music, Language, History

A discussion of Ukrainian music, language and history – at Vasyl's uaMuzik.

Jamaica, Haiti: Political Analysis

In examining the state of Jamaican politics, My View of JamDown from Up So notices some similarities to Haiti.

China: Baidu and Music Industry

DANWEI reprinted an article from Music 2.0 blog on Baidu's strategy in conquering the music industry.

Guinea: Fatou Barry

Awesome Tapes from Africa posted the whole first album by Guinean diva Fatou Barry, titled Linsan.

Russia: Romani Theatre

TOL's Romantic posts a piece on the history of Romani theatre in Russia.

Bahamas: Cultural Pride

“If you’re in doubt about Bahamians’ lack of pride in our culture, you shoulda been there”: Nicolette Bethel was as Ronnie Butler's farewell concert and writes an homage to the...

Mali: Balafon museum for Sikasso

Sociolingo's Africa reports on a new museum to be created in Sikasso, Mali. It will be the first museum designed to preserve the heritage of the balafon, an African xylophene...

Slovakia: “Folk Culture and Communism”

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the communists’ role in preserving Slovak folk culture.

Kenya: Matatu hip-hop

AfricanHipHop posted a music video by radio presenter Jimmy Gathu from around 1992, which he describes as follows: “not only is it one of the first ever rap videos in...

Serbia: Bob Marley Monument; Serbian Reggae

Belgrade 2.0 writes about a monument to Bob Marley that's about to open in northeastern Serbia and posts YouTube video samples of Serbian reggae.

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