Stories about Music from October, 2009
Haiti: National Anthem Singing Contest
Sammuel from Thanks for loving Haiti has launched [En/Fr/Fr Cr] a video contest for the best Haitian National Anthem singer. The best video will be chosen by the readers and the winner will probably be announced on January 1st 2010, National Independance day in Haiti.
Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour
Trinidad and Tobago's rapso ambassadors, 3 Canal, are preparing for an upcoming tour of India. Caribbean Free Radio posts a podcast with all the details.
Global: International Creole Month
October has become the month of the worldwide celebration of Creole language and the Creole blogosphere is paying attention.
Ecuador: Hip-Hop Artist Equis
Ecuadorian hip-hop artist Equis recently performed in Guayaquil [es], and Princesa Quil was impressed the performance.
Jamaica: Change Takes Time
Annie Paul blogs about everything from Jamaican coffee to reggae star Buju Banton's meeting with gay activists: “Yeah right, the Jamaican public is going to listen and learn from a castrated Buju when he tells them he has recanted and they should all follow suit by becoming ‘pro-gay’ whatever that...
Jamaica: Buju Meets With Gays
As controversial dancehall artist Buju Banton meets with gays in the U.S., Jamaica Salt thinks it's a step in the right direction, but adds: “I don’t think he’s ever going to be able to turn things around…he’s too good a target for the gay rights campaign to get attention to...
Jamaica: R.I.P. Sonny Bradshaw
The Phoenix in a Gas House pays tribute to the “Godfather to the development Jamaican Jazz”, musician Sonny Bradshaw, who recently passed away.
Dominica: Speaking with a Superstar
Dominica Weekly interviews “one of Dominica’s International heroes, Roots Reggae superstar Nasio Fontaine.”
Argentina: Mourning the Death of Folk Singer Mercedes Sosa
Argentines are mourning the death of folk singer Mercedes Sosa, who passed away on October 4th. Many came out to pay their final respects to the singer affectionately known as "La Negra."
Trinidad & Tobago: Thinking Out of the Box
Innovative design by Trinidadian artist and blogger Marlon Darbeau, here.
Cuba: Hip-Hopper Arrested
Generation Y blogs about the arrest of Cuban hip-hopper, Aldo.
Georgia: Festival of Polish Culture
This is Tbilisi Calling announces the start of the first festival of contemporary Polish culture in Georgia. The blog notes that links between the two countries are already established and jokes that many Georgians claim to have Polish blood somewhere in their lineage even if full details are a little...