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· November, 2010

Stories about Music from November, 2010

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Puerto Rico: Bloggers Criticize Censorship Call of Calle 13 Song

  26 November 2010

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 can forward them to the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacts.

Jamaica: Funeral of the “Cool Ruler”

  22 November 2010

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 him off in Kingston was.”

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

  20 November 2010

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 star. He has taken the older Angolan genre of semba music, and modernized its appeal to urban youth.”

Angola: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1965 – 1976

  17 November 2010

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 the former Portuguese colony, this ninth release from the justifiably celebrated Analog Africa is a testament to music’s ability to...

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Puerto Rico: Indie Rockers Inspired by Internet Culture

  15 November 2010

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. They share their thoughts with Global Voices about Puerto Rico's online community and the local "memes" created through social services and the blogosphere.

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

  13 November 2010

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 poverty line, even after his album made minor successes. What shocked most Koreans is a rumor that Lee had been paid in 'Acorns', one internet site's virtual money, which has no value in the offline world.

Uganda: President's Rap Song

  11 November 2010

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 become a national hit. It seems to be boosting his popularity among the youth…”

Jamaica: Dancehall and the Law

  11 November 2010

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 artistes…Vybz Kartel and…Mavado were listed as persons of interest” by Jamaican police.

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

  8 November 2010

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 album (in five different languages) will also debut at the end of the month. The band is also looking for...

Zambia: A Culture Denied

  7 November 2010

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 of Africa. We tied ourselves into the historical travels of the Bantu and the Mfecane migration of those bolting from...

Nigeria: Hausa Movies and Music Online

  7 November 2010

Watching Hausa movies and listening to Hausa music is a good way to learn the Hausa language and also get insights into the Hausa culture. You can find Hausa movies and music at Maikoli International, an online shop based in Raymore, Missouri.

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