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· January, 2009

Stories about Music from January, 2009

French Caribbean: Carnival 2009 is launched

Carnival is a tradition, a part of every West Indian soul and the French Caribbean is no exception. Here is a review of blogs from Martinique, French Guiana, Haiti and...

Poland: Maanam

the POLSKI blog writes about Maanam, a Polish band that, in the early 1980s, was “the epitome of cool, largely thanks to their unique sound and the distinctive voice and...

Bahamas: A Better Way

“The Bahamas is so very rich in culture that we could all be benefitting from it. But we’re not”: Nicolette Bethel explains why.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pelham and Pan

From Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Free Radio publishes another podcast, this time focusing on “veteran producer and steel orchestra arranger, Pelham Goddard” as he discusses the evolution of steel pan...

Haiti: Mardi Gras

The Haitian Blogger offers a glimpse into Mardi Gras celebrations on the island.

Barbados, U.S.A.: True Identity

Living in Barbados is hoping that “President Obama will help us in the Caribbean and those in Africa rediscover who and what we really are.”

Estonia: Arvo Pärt

Robert Amsterdam's Blog writes about “Estonia's most famous contemporary composer Arvo Pärt,” whose latest symphony is dedicated to Mikhail Khodorkovsky – and whose 2006-2007 works are dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya.

Nigeria: Future Awards Winners 2009

Read this to know the winners of Future Awards 2009 in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Calabar Carnival

In case you missed news about the famous Calabar Carnival in Nigeria, Ladybrille has an update. Calabar is “city known for its tourism [international museum, botanical garadens], culinary skills, beautiful...

The Balkans: “Whose Is This Song?”

Recently several Macedonian bloggers published the documentary “Whose Is This Song” by a Bulgarian director Adela Peeva on their blogs and started discussing the story. The documentary was filmed as...

Iran: A song for Gaza

Several Iranian bloggers wrote about Michael Heart's “we will not go down tonight“, a song for Gaza.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: One Love?

Bob Marley's One Love was played at Barack Obama’s Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, prompting Abeng New Magazine to say, despite the ironies: “We are proud that the...

Chile: Review of the Opera Viento Blanco al Municipal

Marcelo Aliaga of Bloggeando la Vida [es] reviews the opera Viento Blanco al Municipal, which is based on the tragedy suffered by Chilean soldiers because of harsh weather conditions in...

Mexico: Monterrey Bands at SXSW

Bands from the city of Monterrey, Mexico will be well represented at the annual South by Southwest music festival to be held in Austin, Texas, writes Issa Villarreal of We...

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Farewell to the Duke

Spicewriter (from Grenada) and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog both pay their respects to The Mighty Duke, described as “one of Calypso’s greatest icons.”

Taiwan: Alternative Music Scene

Steve from Fool's Mountain blogs about the alternative music scene in Taiwan, with a number of mtv.

Trinidad & Tobago: Clear the Way for Carnival

To get into gear for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Caribbean Free Radio posts the first in a series of podcasts with rapso group 3 Canal.

DR Congo: A musical roundup

With so much bad news coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo lately, we decided to show a different perspective on the country and looking at a completely different type...

Jamaica: Wood & Water

The fact that Usain Bolt's home town of Sherwood Content experienced a sporadic water supply over the Christmas holidays prompts Kadene Porter of Abeng News Magazine to blog about the...

Russia-Estonia: Arvo Pärt's Khodorkovsky symphony

James at Robert Amsterdam brings attention to a new symphony by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt dedicated to Russian economico-political dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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