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· September, 2010

Stories about Music from September, 2010

Nigeria: This Bitch of a Life Tour

This Bitch of a Life Tour in Nigeria: ““Fela: This Bitch of a Life” is a moving account of Fela, told from the inside. During his stay in Nigeria, Carlos...

Jamaica: Back to Court for Banton

Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly...

UK: Interview With Donald Newholm On ‘History of USSR’ Tetris Song

A Good Treaty interviews Donald Newholm of Pig With The Face Of A Boy about the band's popular song, “A Complete History of the Soviet Union As Told By A...

Hungary: “Roma Reports”

“Roma reports” at Pestiside.hu: a video about a “Roma fashion show” recently held in Budapest; and a Romanian Roma music video that “seems to have… borrowed quite a bit” from...

Music: CD Brings together banned and censored musicians

Listen to the Banned is a music CD bringing together musicians who have been banned, censored or imprisoned due to their music. It features artists from Afghanistan, Cote D’Ivoire, Iran,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang Time

Simply Trini Cooking blogs about Parang – “one of Trinidad and Tobago's folk music that seems in a remarkable way to stay true to its original form” – here and...

Uruguay: A Weekend Celebrating the Country's Heritage

Every year, Uruguayans dedicate a whole weekend to remember their heritage during the so-called “día del Patrimonio” (Heritage Day); they attend different cultural events and visit historic sites and venues....

Russia: Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” Song

A Good Treaty writes about and translates Sergei Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” song, “an obvious satire of liberal-leaning musicians prone to activist art.”

China: Tibetan writer awaiting trial

An update in the case of imprisoned writer Tagyal and the latest hit single from hip-hop group Green Dragon are among the stories in Dechen Pamba's roundup of the Tibetan...

Tanzania: Music in Tanzanian Politics

As Tanzania prepares for 2010 General Elections, Elsie blogs about innovative use of music in politics in Tanzania.

Venezuela: Web Videos Encouraging Citizens to Vote

Venezuelans will be voting on September 26th to renew the whole body of the National Assembly, the unicameral legislative body which substituted the Congress, and online, dozens of people are...

Macedonia, Greece: Porcupine Tree Concert in Thessaloniki

Macedonian blogs Baba mi Trajanka (My Grandma Trajanka) and Voodoo Lounge published a multimedia reportage [MKD] and a favorable review [MKD] about the concert of a UK progressive rock band...

USA and Ghana: The most powerful black men on twitter

Abena links to a list of the “100 Most Powerful Black Men on Twitter“, but is disappointed that so many of the names come from the entertainment industry. “Are black...

In Destino Cuba [ES], blogger Carlos Manuel Álvarez Rodríguez writes about the concert Cuban singer and songwriter Silvio Rodríguez offered in Havana dedicated to the bicentennial of Chile's independence: “Something...

Jamaica: Banton Preps For Trial

YardFlex.com is following the Buju Banton drug possession case which goes to trial in the U.S. on Monday. In light of news that two co-defendants have turned state witnesses, the...

Caribbean: Farewell, Arrow

Caribbean bloggers are mourning the loss of one of the region's soca music pioneers - Alphonsus Cassell, better known as “Arrow” - whose mega-hit, Hot, Hot, Hot is largely credited...

Guyana: Gold Rush?

Guyana-Gyal thinks the gold rush must be on again – at least judging from the influx of foreigners – and each of them, she says, “got their own winning technique.”

South Africa: Listen to Benguela's Meridian

Sean's Music Monday features Meridian from the album The Black Southeaster by a Cape Town based group Benguela.

South Africa: Listen to the Black Southeaster

Sean's Music Monday features Meridian from the album The Black Southeaster by a Cape Town based group Benguela.

Martinique: Grande Dame Passes On

The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledges the passing of “Jenny Alpha, Martiniquan singer and ‘grande dame de la culture créole’.”

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