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· November, 2008

Stories about Music from November, 2008

Mexico: High Service Fees for Radiohead Tickets

In Mexico, there are complaints regarding the high Ticketmaster service fees tacked on to the price of Radiohead tickets for the concerts to be held in Mexico City in March...

Saudi Arabia: Rocking the boat

Muslimah Media Watch introduces us to an all-girl rock band – in Saudi Arabia.

Armenia: Eurovision Contenders

Esctime.com reports on speculation that Armenia's entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest will either be U.S. rock band System of a Down or local pop singer Aramé. Meanwhile, in...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Concerns

IN MUTATIONE FORTITUDO expresses it concern with recent local media reports speculating who might represent Azerbaijan in next year's Eurovision international song contest. The blog says that public money should...

Michael Jackson ‘Converts’ to Islam

The King of Pop Michael Jackson has done it again and stories about his alleged conversion to Islam are keeping blogs in the Middle East abuzz with snark comments. Is...

Egypt: Shaaban Sings for Obama

Shaaban Abdel Rehim, the illiterate Egyptian singer whose songs are mainly about political and social issues, has released a new song about the new American President-Elect Barack Obama. Tarek Amr...

Georgia: Junior Eurovision Success

Unzipped comments on this year's junior Eurovision international music competition and says that Georgia's win was well deserved. The blog notes that Russia gave full points to the country it...

Nepal: Nepathaya

Popular Nepalese music band Nepathaya has a blog where an interview with its soloist Amrit Gurung was published.

Bahamas: Censorship

Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about “the sensitive issue of censorship.”

Syria: Love is in Stuttgart

Forget politics, Obama or the economic crisis. The new buzz in the Syrian blogosphere is about love. Mariyah, a Syrian blogger from Damascus, has been playing with the hearts of...

Armenia: Zucchero, Planet X Concert Reviews

As part of her continuing updates on life in the Armenian capital, local blogger La Vida – los WatcheRos includes accounts of two concerts by foreign musicians she saw perform...

Rim Banna – A Voice from Palestine

Clueless came across Rim Banna's work recently and she was moved beyond the words on her blog. Marwa Rakha shares her story.

Mexico: Radiohead Concert in 2009

Mexican blogs like Tinta y Pixeles [es] are buzzing at the announcement that the rock band Radiohead have scheduled a show in Mexico City for March 16, 2009.

Georgia: Dating & Parties

Ben Sweeney’s Weblog continues to experience life as a Fulbright Scholar in Georgia and keeps readers updated on the local culture in the capital, Tbilisi. Yesterday was the turn of...

Caribbean: Tributes to Makeba

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine, Barbados’ Life, Unscripted, on the Rock, and Caribbean blog One Tribe, Many Voices all pay tribute to the late South African musical icon Miriam Makeba.

China: Indie music bands

Steve from the Fool's Mountain introduced a number of indie music bands in China.

Turkey: Crimean Tatar Diaspora

My Simferopol Home writes about the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey.

Morocco: Festival of the Strange

The View from Fez clues us in to Morocco's Festival de l'Etrange (Festival of the Strange), happening in Essaouira in a few weeks.

Guatemala: Marimba Band Touring Italy

The Guatemalan marimba band Sonal Ko Konab’ is currently touring Italy according to the blog Santa Cruz Barillas [es] and they proudly representing, not only their home region, but the...

Jamaica: Farewell to the Dragon – Byron Lee

Despite earlier rumours of his death, Jamaica awoke this morning to the news of the passing of the legendary Byron Lee. Lee, bandleader of the Dragonaires, died at the University...

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