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· July, 2010

Stories about Music from July, 2010

Iran: Mohammad Nouri,famous singer, died

Several bloggers reported that the Iranain famous singer, Mohammad Nouri passed away today in Iran. Here is one of his most songs, Jane Maryam.

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

On July 28 and 29 Peruvians celebrated their independence festivities. Juan Arellano from Globalizado published a post [es] with a song that seems to summarize what being Peruvian is all...

Brazil: Copyright Reform Proposal Under Consultation

A public consultation on the Brazilian Copyright Act has received over 1,200 contributions. The proposed changes have fuelled intense debate in the blogosphere and twittosphera.

Serbia: “Punishing ‘Bad Culture'”

Belgraded writes about a 1980s Serbian pop star's idea to introduce “extra taxes for authors of those works of media that fall under the category of ‘kitsch‘.”

South Africa: Translation of Miriam Makeba's Hapo Zamani

“Thanks to our Facebook page, African music fans from South African and Kenya were able to get the story behind this late Miriam Makeba song,” writes Chale of African music...

Angola: A short lesson in Angolan music

A short lesson in Angolan music from Isacorreia: “Semba is a typical Angolan genre rooted in traditional carnival rhythms, such as kilapanga, rebita, kazukuta and kabetula…Kizomba is a new Afro...

Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination

gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”

Estonia: Folk Culture

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the Viljandi Folk Music Festival and the Estonian “folk culture.”

Jamaica: Living Vicariously

Annie Paul wasn't at this year's Reggae Sumfest, but thanks to Twitter, she's able to share all the details, here and here.

Venezuela: Foundation for Urban Culture Shut Down

The Foundation for Urban Culture - a fund that promoted culture through books, photography, music and ideas - was recently shut down, allegedly due to financing from the brokerage firm...

Barbados: disillusioned by Crop Over

“Crop Over … is a festival which has morphed from a cultural expression of a people to a wukup, mash up, drink up party.” Barbados Underground says “culture” has been...

Jamaica: Sumfest report

Annie Paul reports on “Dancehall Night” at the 2010 Reggae Sumfest, which featured an appearance by the recently imprisoned performer Vybz Kartel, who “dressed as a prisoner complete with handcuffs...

Benin: Interior Ministry Repudiates Wolosso Dance Before His Dismissal

Wilfried Léandre Houngbedji reports that the Interior Ministry Armand Zinzindohoué ordered that night clubs in Cotonou curbed down the excessive practice of a dance called Wolosso [fr]. Unrelated to the...

Jamaica: Reggae Time

“It’s July and Reggae Sumfest is fast upon us”: The Phoenix in a Gas House reports.

Jamaica: Abuse of Power?

Jamaica Salt thinks that the recent detainment of dancehall artist Vybez Kartel “does not look good any way you look at it. In terms of the justice system, human rights,...

Vietnam: Music performance using traditional instruments

A video was uploaded in youtube featuring four performances on traditional instruments at the Vietnam Institute of Musicology in Hanoi

China: Unrestricted cultural imports coming soon, maybe

Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to...

Cameroon: Capoeira in Cameroon

Linda writes about capoeira in Cameroon: “I do quite a lot of traveling in different parts of Africa, and I’m always on the look-out for pieces of capoeira. In Togo,...

Angola: Song of the year for Museke Online Music Awards

Kuma kwa kie by Angolan musician Yuri da Cunha is the inaugural winner of the contemporary African song of the year at the annual Museke Online Africa Music Awards.

Jamaica: R.I.P. “Sugar”

ttgapers.com and The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledge the passing of Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott.

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