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· August, 2008

Stories about Music from August, 2008

Zimbabwe: Zimfest 2008

Guyana, Bahamas: The good and bad of Carifesta X

With the tenth Caribbean Festival of Arts -- Carifesta X -- under way in Guyana, bloggers comment on the massive event, its problems and highlights, the politics of art and...

Russia: Anti-War Music

Cape Verde: Happy birthday to Cesária Évora

Angola: The president's birthday party or an election stunt?

Cuba: Punk Rocker Arrested

Brazil: Exploring the “New MPB”

Venezuela: Antonio Lauro and His Classical Guitar

Antonio Lauro is well-known for composing waltzes for the classical guitar. As part of the group Trio Cantores del Trópico, Lauro managed to contribute to the Venezuela's musical heritage converting...

China: iTunes is blocked and it's Apple's fault

Barbados: Crop-Over Culture

Estonia: Olympics Champion; Song Festival

Grenada: Carnival is Over

Brazil: Farewell to Dorival Caymmi

Morocco: Saida Fekry's Return

Bahamas, Guyana: Carifesta Buzz

China: Football Team Welcome You

Jamaica, China: Masters of the Universe?

South Africa: Vote for

Egypt: Singer Killed in Dubai, Not Cairo

China: Faking the Olympic opening ceremony, at what expense?

The buzz on Tuesday was that two major components of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony had been faked, leaving a very bad taste in many bloggers' mouths.

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