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· September, 2008

Stories about Music from September, 2008

D.R of Congo: Searching for Congolese musicians

Are you a Congolese musician?: “University of Bergen in Norway is searching for Congolese musicians who perform Congolese music”

Belize: Independence Day

Belizean was proud to be part of the celebrations as the country marked its 27th anniversary of Independence from Great Britain.

Georgia: Rock for Peace

This is Tbilisi Calling comments on Friday's free concert held in the Georgian capital by Canadian soft rock star Bryan Adams. The blog by British journalist Matthew Collin says the...

South Africa: DRC Band Rocks Highway Africa 2008

A musical treat from the Democratic Republic of Congo at Highway Africa 2008 in South Africa: “Participants at the 12th Highway Africa conference in South Africa were mesmerized as Afro...

North Cyprus: The Opera Comes to Town

“One thing that's definitely in short supply here in North Cyprus is opera, so I'm thrilled that no less than 21 opera stars are performing in Kyrenia on September 14th,”...

Guyana: The Other Side of the Akon Story

Last week, a video of hip-hop rapper Akon apparently hitting a female fan in a crowd-surfing frenzy during a Carifesta concert in Guyana caused an uproar in the Guyanese blogosphere....

China: Awesome beggar's Chinese Rap

Ofeva has a video on an awesome beggar, begging for 50 cents by Chinese rap.

Puerto Rico: Daddy Yankee Endorses John McCain

Puerto Rico is in the spotlight due to a recent endorsement by recording artist Daddy Yankee. Even though he is not as well known on the island, than in other...

Guyana: Akon Again

Akon has done it again - created controversy in the Caribbean. This time, Guyana is his territory of choice and bloggers are interpreting this latest outburst as a demonstration of...

Cuba: Composer of Guantanamera Born 100 Years Ago

Cuba's most recognized song “Guantanamera” was written by Joseíto Fernández, who was born 100 years ago and who wrote the song when he was 20 years old, writes VivirLatino.

Egypt: Tycoon Arrested in Singer's Murder

An Egyptian billionaire has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Lebanese singer in Dubai, UAE. Following are some reactions from Egyptian bloggers.

Egypt: Leading Businessman Arrested

A leading Egyptian businessman has been arrested in relation to the murder of a Lebanese singer in Dubai, UAE, writes Zeinobia, from Egypt.

Saudi Arabia: No Free Oil for Sean Combs

American rapper Sean Puff Diddy Combs has appealed to his 'brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia' and other oil producing countries to donate some oil to keep his private jet...

Cuba: Helping Gorki

Claudia Cadelo De Nevi guest blogs at Generation Y about her role in the protests that contributed to Cuban punk rocker Gorki's release: “I believe today marks a turning point...

Cuba: Gorki Released

Uncommon Sense, Blog For Cuba and Review of Cuban-American Blogs report that Gorki, the Cuban punk rocker who was arrested and initially charged with “pre-criminal social dangerousness”, has been released...

Bahamas, Guyana: Carifesta Comes to a Close

“There's the mastery of the activities in the Grand Market…the hospitality of the ordinary Guyanese, the incomprehensibility of the closing ceremony preparations, the ending of the Fineman reign of terror…and...

Venezuela: Youth Orchestra Transforms Lives

José Antonio Abreu is a well-known Venezuelan musician, and in 1975 he decided to share his love of music with youth from poor and violent neighborhoods across the country. He...

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