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· September, 2009

Stories about Music from September, 2009

Dominica: Happy Independence!

Dominica Weekly reviews the island's 2009 Independence celebrations.

Jamaica: Bolt & the Passa Passa

Yardflex.com, though a fan of Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, thinks that he should “stay out of the passa passa” controversy.

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Active Voice offers an insight into the Jamaican “Gully Gaza phenomenon”.

Israel: Leonard Cohen Performs to Rave Reviews

Songmaster Leonard Cohen visited Israel this week, performing to a sold out crowd of 47,000 fans. Israeli bloggers who were lucky enough to attend gave rave reviews.

Cuba: Concert for Peace

The "Paz sin Fronteras" concert organized by the Colombian singer Juanes and celebrated on Sunday September 20, 2009, at iconic Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, ignited many passions and heated...

Cuba: underground punk

Octavo Cerco posts video and photos from a concert by a Cuban underground punk band. “It looks like this year Porno Para Ricardo has broken its record of concerts given,...

Trinidad and Tobago: tranquil temple

Now Is Wow Too posts a tranquil, meditative video filmed near the famous Temple in the Sea in central Trinidad. “In the background, water laps, a bird sings in the...

Barbados: listening to Chalkdust

The Bajan Reporter attends a lecture on “Calypso and Crime” by Trinidadian calypsonian Chalkdust, and files a report. “In the Question & Answer section, I got a chance to ask...

Mongolia: Central Asian blues

Bilguun shares a new blues music project called “Khusugtun” in Mongolia.

Serbia: Tram Tour of Belgrade's Music History

Belgraded writes about a unique tram #2 tour through Belgrade’s music history, which was organized by famous rock journalist Peca Popovic.

Poland: Chopin's Birthplace

Polandian writes about a trip to Chopin’s birthplace at Żelazowa Wola.

Trinidad and Tobago: budget “daggering”?

Writer Attillah Springer blogs her most recent newspaper column, comparing the Trinidad and Tobago government's annual budget presentation with the violent “daggering” trend in dancehall music.

Jamaica: uncomfortable silence?

An incident on a minibus provokes Jamaican Ruthibelle to ask: “What is it about being in the silence of their own thoughts that makes people uncomfortable and uneasy?”

Video: Caring about Congo

Videos showing different ways in which people are trying to make a difference in the situation faced by those living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Puerto Rico: Superaquello Explores Cyberspace

Superaquello is one of Puerto Rico's most beloved alternative bands. Their experimental mix of traditional pop, electronic music, and typical Puerto Rican rhythms have hypnotized music lovers since the band...

Cuba: “Let Juanes Come!”

Generation Y takes to the streets of Havana to ask Cubans their views on the upcoming Juanes concert: “I’m glad to be in tune with my people. Let Juanes come!”

Cuba: Political Conscience

Uncommon Sense focuses the spotlight on one of many political prisoners who cannot attend the Juanes concert, saying: “Hopefully, Juanes will…come to understand that without justice for him and other...

Myanmar: “I'm your doll” phrase

Dawn translates a song from Myanmar in English and explains that the “I'm your doll” part of the lyrics is a popular phrase in the country.

Lebanon: Touffar's New Song

Lebanese blogger Rami Zurayk pays tribute to a new song by Touffar – his favourite Arab rap band.

Jamaica: Reggae Shows Cancelled

As Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton suffers from the cancellation of international shows thanks to his homophobic lyrics, The Wickedest Time says: “I don't get offended by the music, mainly...

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