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· March, 2009

Stories about Music from March, 2009

Indonesia: Traditional Javanese artists

The Aroengbinang posts pictures of old traditional Javanese artists based in Jakarta.

Cuba: Detainees Freed

The previously detained Cuban photographer and musician have been released – Sunrise in Havana has the details.

Myanmar: Hip Hop craze

According to blogger Fear from Freedom, Myanmar youth in Yangon is having a fever of Hip Hop fashion, songs and dance.

Armenia: The price of success

Blogian says that passengers on local transport in the Armenian capital, Yerevan were recently impressed by the vocal talents of his 6-year-old niece. However, the blog notes, while talent is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Meaningful Art

Trin (Surviving Life in Trinidad and Tobago) is of the opinion that “while Fay Anne and other Carnival artists deserve a prize for their contributions, that prize should not be...

Kenya: Get Kenyan Music at KenTunes

Kenyan Poet writes about KenTunes, an online music download site for Kenyan music.

Guatemala: A Violin in Silence After Murder of Youth

The latest victims to violence in Guatemala are a young violinist, Hans Castro and his two companions Andrea Robledo and Edwin Urrea. The murders took place in the outskirts of...

Mexico: Reviews of Radiohead Concerts in Mexico City

British band Radiohead recently played two concerts in Mexico City to a crowd of 55,000 on each night. Miguel of We Shall be Free [es] reviews both shows.

Israel: Oboe Player Wins Seat in YouTube Orchestra

Israeli musician Nir Gavrieli has won a coveted seat in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra for his oboe rendition of Rossini's “La Scala di Seta.” Israelity reports that 3,000 people video-auditioned...

Antigua & Barbuda: Election Lessons

playing with ink is glad the Antigua election is over, but still has a few nagging questions: “How much has been spent and wasted in this election campaign and how...

Jamaica: Payola

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is now getting advertisers involved in the process of cleaning up the airwaves – Active Voice calls it “a welcome move indeed. Hopefully the BCJ...

Chile: Local Bands at Viña del Mar Music Festival

Marcos Hurtado of La Pollera [es] responds to critics who say that Chilean rock music is not well represented at the international Viña del Mar music festival held annually in...

Barbados: Music Man

“It saddens me that such a gifted man is nothing more than a footnote in the history of music in Barbados”: Cheese-on-bread! marks the 39th anniversary of the death of...

Russia, Ukraine, the Balkans: Eurovision News

The controversy caused by Georgia's Eurovision Song Contest entry seems to be over (or, depending on one's perspective, has reached its climax), now that Georgia has decided not to take...

Caribbean: Message for Rihanna

The Rihanna/Chris Brown headlines have been capturing the interest of bloggers Caribbean-wide recently, not only because Rihanna is Barbados-born and bred, but because the whole issue of domestic abuse hits...

International Women's Day: “All women are queens”

Yesterday was International Women's Day, and francophone bloggers around the world used music, poetry and art to honor the beauty, achievements, and continuing struggles of women.

Senegal: A new documentary: Democracy in Dakar

Ethan reviews a new documentary titled, Democracy In Dakar, “It’s not just a portrait of a country’s vibrant music scene – it’s the complicated story of how hiphop emerged as...

Russia: Ukrainian singer in Eurovision song contest

Moskau Blog turns attention to [GER] the fact that Russia will be represented a singer of Ukrainian origin in this year's Eurovision song contest.

Barbados: Foolish Games?

The Rihanna/Chris Brown reconciliation rumours are leaving “a really bad taste” in the mouths of Barbadian bloggers.

Israel: Airport Security Detains British Rapper

When British rapper Lowkey arrived in Israel this week to help raise funds to rebuild Gaza, airport security didn't react kindly to his arrival and detained him for questioning. David...

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