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· August, 2009

Stories about Music from August, 2009

Ghana: Top 10 Ghanaians songs of 2009

Mighy African's top 10 Ghanaians songs of 2009: “Ghanaian music is at a crisis. People feel we are sounding too much like Western artistes.”

Ghana: Busta Rhymes in Accra

Abena writes about Busta Rhymes trip to Accra, Ghana: “It is official: one of New York's finest sons, the hip-hop veteran Busta Rhymes will be performing in Ghana on September...

Bahamas: Living Off Art

Nicolette Bethel continues to follow Ward Minnis‘ posts on the viability of making a living off of art in the Bahamas, commenting: “In order for this viability really to exist,...

Malaysia: Muslims can’t watch “immoral” concerts

The political party which banned the concerts of Beyonce, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in Malaysia is now proposing to ban the "sinful" Michael Learns to Rock concert. Malaysian Muslims...

Israel: Hollywood in the Holy Land

September is a major month for Hollywood in the Holy Land. Israel will welcome Madonna, Leonard Cohen, Faith No More, Julio Iglesias, MGMT, and Dinosaur Jr. Both Madonna and Cohen's...

Africa: 10 songs dedicated to African women

In honoring Women's Month, Mighty African selects 10 songs dedicated to African women from different countries in Africa.

Ecuador: The National Festival of Music

José Elias introduces his readers to the XXII National Festival of Ecuadorian Music, which recently took place in a rural parish of San Lorenzo of Manta [es], where artists and...

Martinique: Dance the Bèlè

Repeating Islands features Leïla Bizet and her bèlè, “a traditional folk dance practiced on islands like Dominica, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and Martinique; hailing from the days of slavery, it has...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. Walter Porter

And Still I Rise remembers Walter Porter, “a son of the Vincentian soil, calypsonian, musician and unfortunately the person seated in number 25C on Pan Am 103.”

Uruguay: The Passing of Canario Luna

Enrique Place writes about the recent passing of Uruguayan singer Washington “Canario” Luna [es].

Ghana: Interview with rapper A-Plus

Museke chats with Ghanaian rapper, A-Plus: “Ghanaian hiplife music lyrics are not very conscious or political in general but one artiste has gained a reputation for making political songs.”

Azerbaijan: Eurovision voting scandal

Although held in May, some media outlets in Azerbaijan last week reported that 43 people who voted for the Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest have been identified by...

Cuba: Concert for Peace?

The Cuban Institute of Music has announced that popular Colombian singer Juanes is scheduled to perform at a "concert for peace" in Havana come September 20th. Cuban bloggers are divided...

Russia, Ukraine: Music vs Politics

LJ user oleg_kozyrev asks (RUS) Ukrainians not to get offended at Russia because of president Medvedev's address and suggests that fellow-bloggers post “something Ukrainian today,” ending his post with a...

Suriname: Questions Seeking Answers

Artist and curator Christopher Cozier, blogging at Paramaibo SPAN, seeks to “generate a fertile exchange…towards transforming predicaments into mutually shared sovereign understandings.”

Bermuda: Choosing a Path

“Another day, another shooting”: 21 Square says that “some of the largest issues we face in Bermuda today are the inability for disadvantaged youth to see nor understand a path...

Greece: Armenian singer passes away

Unknown to most Armenians, but loved by many Kurds for his songs sung in the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish, Aram Tigran has passed away in Athens, Greece. Born in 1934...

Hungary: Bloggers Mourn Tamás Cseh

It's very hard to explain the role of singer Tamás Cseh, who died in Hungary this week, in the life of the young generations willing to understand their parents' socialist...

Ukraine: Beyonce & Madonna in Donetsk?

Foreign Notes reports on the “rumors” of Beyonce and possibly even Madonna to perform at the opening of a stadium in Donetsk on Aug. 29, and comments: “Would the Patriarch...

Ukraine: Rest in Peace, Serhiy Kuzmynsky

uaMuzik writes about Serhiy Kuzmynsky, the lead man of Braty Hadiukyny band, who passed away earlier this week.

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