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· December, 2010

Stories about Music from December, 2010

Glimpses of Citizen Media from Portuguese language countries in 2010

Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global...

Africa: 15 African Breakout Artists of the Year

Ladybrille's 15 African breakout artists of the year: “2010 has been a terrific year for African music and its music industry. As a quick recap, the first World Cup held...

Mali: Tracklist from music shared by cellphone users

A tracklist of music shared between cell phones users in Mali: “This little cassette of music collected from cellphones has been in internet circulation lately…”

Morocco: Young Talent Caught on Tape

Karim Boubker is a young Moroccan Vlogger and social media enthusiast. Here, he films a young musical talent he is fond of, Sarah Ariche.

Morocco: Rare Recording of Popular Jewish Song

Chris Silver, writing on Jewish Morocco, shares a rare recording in this post. It's a song by Haim Abitbol, from the time when Moroccan Jews performed popular music.

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Barbados: Fave Christmas Carols

Ever wondered which Christmas songs put Barbadians in the festive spirit? Cheese-on-bread! lists the Top 25 faves of her countrymen.

Caucasus: The Year in Review

With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Peace a Chance

How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.

Ethiopia/US: Soul Food: Mike-e's Afroflow

Negrita writes about Mike-e, an American artist born in Ethiopia: “his album afroflow ii pays tribute to the fact that hip-hop flows from africa and his music is heavily influenced...

Jamaica: Kartel & Cake Soap

“I never understood Bleaching, I can't understand how this is an actual phenomena in the same place that gave birth to Marcus Garvey”: The Phoenix in a Gas House explains.

Sudan: Hip hop star Emmanuel Ja raps for peace

A former child soldier in Sudan Emmanuel Ja raps for peace in Sudan: “On the eve of South Sudan’s independence referendum, international hip hop star Emmanuel Jal is calling out...

Costa Rica: The History of a Village in Calypso Songs

Walter "Gavitt" Ferguson, said to be the last remaining Calypsonian, has become the memory keeper of Cahuita in Costa Rica's Caribbean south. He sings about his life and the history...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Celebrating Christmas

TriniGourmet.com says that “in Trinidad, Christmas is Parang”, while Dominica Weekly blogs about seasonal celebrations in the Nature Isle.

Armenia: Police target Emos

Although understood to be a fairly conservative and traditional country, reports that police in Armenia were targeting Emos, a stereotypically melancholic sub-culture associated especially with teenagers, caused alarm and outrage...

Malawi” 29 New tweets matching Malawi

Cryton Chikoko posts new 29 new tweets about Malawi:missbwalya - “Is anyone really surprised at Mutharika's mismanagement of Malawi's top job? Rewind to COMESA days. #Malawi”

India: One Day Women Can Play and Dance

India Unheard shows us two different festivities in different areas of the country where married women from tribal communities can, for one day only, play and dance in public without...

Africa: Painting Cultural Portraits with Remixed Radio and Video

Radio Continental Drift has an interesting proposal: with audio from radio workshops and videos shot around several cities in Kenya and Uganda they've made a series of remixed videos meant...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Savannah Stage

Trinidad Carnival Diary “think[s] it is time for The Savannah Stage 101, a series of tips and advice to those of you who may not have yet been introduced to...

South Korea:The ‘350 Concert’ by Green Foundation Held in Seoul

The ‘350 Concert’, in line with the ‘350 campaign’ that works to reduce the carbon concentration level in the air from current 380-390 parts per million to 350ppm, was held in Seoul today. Numerous artists and...

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