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· October, 2008

Stories about Music from October, 2008

23 October 2008

Japan: The Illegal Download Explained, on 2-Channel

Over the last years, the sometimes raucous nature of the Japanese Internet has repeatedly come under fire over concerns about issues such as harmful content and copyright infringement. Now the...

Brazil: A Musical Doctrine

13 October 2008

Lithuania: Orchestrating disharmony?

Caribbean: Remembering Alton Ellis

Jamaican musician Alton Ellis, the "godfather of rocksteady", died on Friday 10 October, 2008. Jamaican bloggers look back at his career and pay tribute to a musical legend.

Myanmar: Burmese Songs

12 October 2008

Lusosphere: The origins of the American Banjo in Africa

Brazil: The country pays homage to the Samba master

If he was alive today, Cartola, one of the key figures in samba music, would be celebrating 100 years this October 11. Cartola composed over 500 songs, deeply loved by...