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· April, 2010

Stories about Music from April, 2010

Bahrain: Mideast Tunes Launched

Mideast Youth has launched a new project Mideast Tunes – which is dedicated to providing a platform for emerging musicians in the Middle East. “Our aim is to encourage, inspire...

China: New Avatar theme song inspired by forced evictions

Avatar director James Cameron admits he found inspiration for the film in China, and Chinese viewers saw a common story from today's China being told in the film. Somewhere in...

Video: Three Latin American Viral Sensations Unite for Israel

Through the Latin American social networks there is a new video spreading like wildfire: it unites three of the most recent viral video sensations in one. Peruvian La Tigresa del...

Pakistan: Karachi Music Scene

“This is about a Karachi from a very different time. A Karachi that moved to a very different beat,” – comments Adil Najam at All Things Paksitan while discussing about...

Korean Pop

Ask a Korean! introduces the history and development of Korean Pop song.

China and Japan: 2010 World Expo theme song

Chinese netizen from KDN found out that a 1997 Japanese song has plagiarized our 2010 World Expo theme song! – Translation via ChinaSMACK

South Africa: MTN South African Music Awards 2010

Swazibella writes about MTN South African Music Awards 2010: “Friday the 16th of April saw Sun City's Royal Ballroom play host to some of South Africa's most slick and glamorous...

Maldives: The Upcoming Akon Gig

Light After Dark reports that US R&B singer Akon will perform in the Maldives on the 23rd of April. The Maldivian Facebook Community has set up a group called “we...

India: Introduction to Seven Notes Of Indian Classical Music

Likhati, a blog on classical music, introduces us to the seven notes of Indian classical music.

Jamaica: Wet Fete?

The Water Party is a staple of Jamaica's Carnival season, but Stunner cannot, in all good conscience, support the event this year, “not with this drought, not with these constant...

Macedonia: Ridiculous Advertising Songs

Filip Stojanovski writes about an amusing overlap between Macedonian pop music, advertising and education, and reviews Macedonian bloggers' reactions to some of the "ridiculous advertising songs."

Ghana: Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners

Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners: “Sarkodie, Wutah, and Becca won multiple honours at the 11th Ghana Music Awards, which were organized last night, April 10, at the Dome, Accra International...

Africa: Online African Music Awards has launched Museke Online African Music Awards.

Sudan: Music for free and peaceful elections

Sudan Votes asked musicians from all areas of Sudan to produce songs to promote peaceful, political participation in the upcoming April elections, reports South Sudan Info.

Music With A Message – New Music Videos from Tibet

The blog translation project High Peaks Pure Earth has recently focused on “music with a message” by translating the lyrics of Tibetan songs from music videos that have been uploaded...

Russia: Subway Bombings Rap

LJ user abstract2001 posts audio and lyrics (RUS) of Dino MC 47's new rap song about the March 29 Moscow subway attacks. A YouTube video is here (via LJ user...

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