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· January, 2011

Stories about Music from January, 2011

Malawi: Meet Malawi's studio wizard

Gregory Gondwe writes about Malawi's studio wizard: “Tapiwa Bandawe is a producer who can lionise a musician none of us have ever heard of and how he does this is...

Namibia: I am an African goddess

Big Ear Records, Production label and new management from South Africa is releasing the much anticipated new super dance album, I am an African goddess, of the Namibian Superstar LadyMay.

China: P2P service down for copyright compliance

When leading Chinese P2P website VeryCD was shut down in 2009, it was back online the next day. This time, it appears the network won't be back up until all...

Malawi: Connecting tourism and music industry

Gregory discusses the need to connect tourism and music industry in Malawi: “Taking advantage of the fact that music pulls and attracts people and their world the tourism industry which...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: New Art Mag

Antilles and Repeating Islands blog about the launch of a new magazine “focusing on works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean and its diaspora.”

Arab World: Congratulations to Arabs Got Talents!

Arabs Got Talents debut on television drew enthusiasm and criticism from the crowd on Twitter, quickly becoming a trending topic. Here are some mixed reactions.

Costa Rica: A Sample of Costa Rican Music

Michael from El blog de Mike [es] titles his post “National music, Who says that there is no talent here?” and then shares with his readers a wide sample of...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Piano Man?

After all the brouhaha surrounding a missing grand piano (which has subsequently been found) at the Prime Minister's residence, the fake former PM has his say.

Jamaica, T&T, U.S.A.: Buju's Mobile Concert

mediascape says that “this weekend promises to be an exciting one for reggae lovers”, as reggae icon Buju Banton, who is due to head back to court soon to face...

Trinidad & Tobago: Missing Piano

“It is indeed a sad indictment on our country that the top story emanating from the Parliament and making its way to the front page of a national daily newspaper...

Cuba: Forbidden Programs

Generation Y blogs about the upsurge in sales of pirated DVDs and music, commenting: “Absent from the public catalogs are the documentaries — so often watched in Cuban homes —...

Jamaica: Skin Bleaching

“All of a sudden the problem of skin bleaching is in the spotlight and we have top DJ Vybz Kartel to thank for it”: Active Voice explains.

Chile: 10 Albums to Watch for in 2011

Music blogger Roberto Carreño [es] recommends 10 albums by Chilean artists to watch for in 2011.

Argentina: Writer and Musician María Elena Walsh Dies

Argentinian writer and musician María Elena Walsh died at age 80 on January 10, 2011. Argentinians remember her children's books and songs; in the blog Botica Cultural [es] Guadalupe Sánchez...

Poland: Microblog Reactions to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

More than 800 concerts, 1,300 artists performing for free today, 120,000 volunteers, an endless amount of charity activities across the whole of Poland and so far almost $12.3 million: these...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Coverage

KnowTnT.com has some suggestions for the National Carnival Commission when it comes to the international broadcast of the national festival.

Jamaica: New Court Date for Banton

YardFlex.com notes that a February court date has been set for reggae icon Buju Banton.

Sri Lanka: First Ever Guiter Fest

Natalie Soysa informs that Sri Lanka’s first ever Guitar Fest brought musicians of three generations in one stage.

Japan: Ryuichi Sakamoto Experiments with Social Music Experiences

Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of Japan's most respected musicians, is experimenting with new ways for fans to enjoy his music with skmtSocialproject. His piano concert held in Seoul today was broadcast...

Malawi: MAM's Digital Recording Studio

The Musicians association of Malawi (MAM), announced that it has established its Digital Music Recording Studio, Gregory Gondwe reports: “This is a courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy that is...

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