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· February, 2011

Stories about Music from February, 2011

Bahamas: The Right to Speak Out

“I always have and always will speak up when my rights as a homeowner, a citizen and a human being are being threatened”: Womanish Words believes that her voice is...

Jamaica: Nothing for the Youth?

“We too busy having dramatic, Days-of-our-lives type enquiries to stop for a minute and realise that this year, more than any other year to date, is all about us. It's...

Armenia: Rapping the Revolution of Reform

Even if the use of social media ahead of an opposition rally scheduled to mark the 3rd anniversary of bloody post-presidential clashes which left 10 dead remains low, some activists...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: The Facts About Banton

Globewriter comments on the shocked reactions to the Banton verdict: “The fact is there is video of Buju Banton chatting with federal agents and tasting the cocaine…and he is now...

Trinidad & Tobago: What's After Carnival?

As controversy ensues over the behaviour of a “sore loser” at a Carnival music competition, Coffeewallah observes that the priorities of Trinbagonians may be skewed: “In two weeks this will...

Guyana: Mashramani “Huge Success”

Check out photos of this year's Mashramani celebrations, here.

Jamaica: Bloggers React to Banton Verdict

Despite bloggers' impassioned calls to “set the captive free”, the jury in the Buju Banton drug trial yesterday returned a guilty verdict on three of the four charges against him....

Jamaica: Awaiting Word on Buju

As the jury in Buju Banton's second drug trial continues to deliberate, Jamaica Salt “keep[s] looking for the result – but if the jury couldn’t decide last time, things are...

Africa: Tributes to Pan-African leaders and revolutionaries

Have you heard Didier Awadi's tributes to Pan-African African leaders and revolutionaries. The Senegalese DJ, Didier Awadi ,is one of the most highly respected African musicians.

Nepal: More On Bryan Adams

Pradeep Kumar Singh describes how international rock star Bryan Adams kept Nepal captivated for a few days.

Jamaica: On “Buju Watch”

“Once again the Jamaican nation is on Buju watch”: Active Voice highlights the posts of some fellow bloggers to underscore her point that “Jamaicans are taking this very personally, it...

Japan: The Pre-History of Japanese Hip Hop

David Z. Morris reported [en] that Japanese hip-hop was born in the 19th century. The blogger also suggested links to some academic articles that explain its origins and development.

Somalia: Welcome to Poet Nation

Poet Nation is a multimedia brand dedicated to Somali art and culture that combines a mix of original and user generated content. The Poet Nation features poets, musicians, writers, storytellers...

Nepal: Welcoming Brian Adams

Brian Adams recently toured Nepal and became the first world renowned music icon to play in the country. Ujjwal Acharya expresses his gratitude.

Armenia: Blind nationalist hatred

Unzipped comments on what appears to be an orchestrated black PR campaign against a local musician in Armenia. One of four finalists in the running to compose the country's entry...

Jamaica: Get Up, Stand Up

“Next year…Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of being an independent nation, but unless we take Bob Marley's words to heart and emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, our jubilee will represent...

Jamaica: Banton Jury Deliberates

Jury deliberation in the drug trial of reggae icon Buju Banton begins today; YardFlex.com is keeping a close eye on developments.

Balkans: Ceca and Other “Unwelcome” Singers

Belgraded posts a list of Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian singers who are “unwelcome in former enemy countries.”

Uganda: New video for Uganda Elections 2011

The National Democratic Institute partnered with popular Ugandan musician Bobi Wine to release a video encouraging young voters to avoid election violence and to encourage them to report any election...

Azerbaijan: The Sinner and The Saint

As irreverent as ever, Scary Azeri comments on Azerbaijan's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Contrasting the angelic look of the male singer with the seductive maturer attributes of...

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