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· November, 2010

Stories about Music from November, 2010

Puerto Rico: Bloggers Criticize Censorship Call of Calle 13 Song

The president of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board described Calle 13's latest song as "obscene" and "lewd" and has invited the general public to send their complaints so she...

Turkmenistan: Musical culture heritage online

Turkmen entrepreneurs have launched Turkmenistan’s first online social music service, TolkunFM, but this is not just a rip-off of Western-style sites, writes Annasoltan.

Puerto Rico: New album by Calle 13

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie reviews [es] the group Calle 13's latest album, “Entren los que quieran.”

Jamaica: Funeral of the “Cool Ruler”

Active Voice attends the funeral service for Gregory Isaacs and observes: “Considering how big Gregory was abroad it was surprising to see how small the crowd that came to send...

Colombia: Two More Colombian Traditions Named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Albeiro Rodas from Colombia Passport reports: “The Marimba music of the Colombian Pacific and the regulatory system of the Wayuu [indigenous] people of Guajira, were included in the UNESCO’s list...

Angola: Is Yuri Da Cunha the future of Angolan music?

Africa Is a Country posts a video of Angolan musician Yuri Da Cunha: “Yuri Da Cunha is a household name in Angola,and is on his way to becoming an international...

Latin America: Music Blog “Club Fonograma” Reviews Latin American Music in English

Club Fonograma: We are Sudamerican Pop! is a music blog, written in English, that reviews Latin American music. Blog posts include audio or video of the band or singer being...

Angola: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1965 – 1976

Janne Oinonen reviews Angola Soundtrack: Covering an era ranging from post-independence optimism to the horror of the opening stages of what was to be a near-30 year civil war in...

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean Aesthetic in “El Juidero”

Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra interviews [es] filmmaker Noelia Quintero Herencia about her process directing Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video “El Juidero.”

Serbia: Time of the Gypsies, a “Punk Opera”

Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies” – now, a “punk opera” playing in Belgrade (more about it – at Bill's Blog).

Poland: Henryk Gorecki Dies

the POLSKI blog writes about the Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, who died on Nov. 12 at the age of 76.

Chile: Three Chilean Pop Bands Reviewed

Music blogger Roberto Carreño [es] reviews three Chilean pop bands: Portugal [es], Denver [es] and Oddo [es].

Puerto Rico: Indie Rockers Inspired by Internet Culture

Since entering Puerto Rico's buoyant independent music scene in late 2008, Los Niños Estelares have been known for their unique brand of socially-conscious, self-referential folk-pop sing-a-longs both online and off....

Côte d'Ivoire: New song for presidential election

Museke posts a video of a new song “Voter” written specially for Côte d'Ivoire Presidential Election. The song is performed by Le Griot-Guére, Jackivoire, Soro Solo, and lead guitar by...

South Korea: An Indie Band's Death and the ‘Acorn’ Controversy

Following the death of indie band member Lee Jin-won, Korean bloggers and Twitterers are boiling mad over the music industry's unfair distribution system. Lee is reported to have lived near...

Uganda: President's Rap Song

Ugandan President's own rap music: “In the case of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the bright yellow of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is accompanied by a song that has...

Jamaica: Dancehall and the Law

Reggae icon Buju Banton is finally out on bail; Girl With a Purpose calls this latest development “a small victory” and notes that “in the meantime, two infamous Jamaican Dancehall...

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

Blogger Ménilmuche [fr] reports on his blog 7ici que ça se passe that renown Haitian band Tabou Combo [fr] has begun their new tour on Saturday, Nov. 6.  Their new...

Puerto Rico: New EP from Superaquello

Puerto Rico Indie [es] reviews the latest EP from Superaquello, an alternative rock band from Puerto Rico.

Zambia: A Culture Denied

What is wrong with Zambian culture?: “It used to be that Zambians prided themselves on their very identity. Those things that made us uniquely a part of the Southern hemisphere...

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