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· May, 2011

Stories about Music from May, 2011

Chile: 5 Great Moments of Chilean Hip-Hop

Music blogger Roberto Carreño lists “5 great moments of Chilean hip-hop” [es]. He includes a brief description and a video of each song.

Syria: Light a Candle for Syria

Musician Devin Rhode shared a video entitled Light a Candle for Syria, where we can see touching footage of some major events of the uprising continuing in the country for...

Southeast Asia Funk Music

Mr. Brown shares his collection of 60's and 70's Southeast Asia Funk music from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Ethiopia: Blog of Ethiopia Musician Meklit Hadero

Visit the blog of Meklit Hadero. Meklit is a musician “born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S. and nurtured by San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene, this acclaimed singer embodies...

Archive of Southeast Asian Music

The Archive of Southeast Asian Music provides plenty and rich materials about the music of Southeast Asian nations especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Russia: History of Russian Pop

A translation of History of Russian Pop (the Russian-language original appeared in Russkii Reporter) – at RussiaWatchers, here and here.

Africa: The role of music in African cinema

Beatriz Leal Riesco explores the role of music in African cinema: “Since the early days of African cinema, music has formed part of a (self) conscious discourse concerning the problematic...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Dissident blogger and journalist Elnur Majidli, now living in France and facing arrest in Azerbaijan for his Facebook activity, has uploaded a screenshot of a status line apparently written last...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

Georgia: Beyoncé's Girls Rule an Apocalyptic… Caucasus?

The premiere of American singer Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" video on May 18 evoked much debate among bloggers and social media users in Georgia for a less than expected...

Brazil: “The City's Most Beautiful Band” Wins the Internet

A musical love “prayer” was one of the hottest topics of the week on the Web in Brazil. A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade‘s video, (the name means “The City's...

Translating a Vietnamese song to English

Charvey notes the difficulty in translating songs from Vietnamese to English. He translated the lyrics of a song from the Vietnam War era.

Azerbaijan: Manatvision

Global Voices author Leyla Najafli posts an English translation of a blog post commenting on Azerbaijan's victory in last weekend's Eurovision Song Contest. Playing with the name of the local...

Brazil: Special Coverage on Sounds and Colours

During the month of May, Sounds And Colours dot Com - an online magazine dedicated to southamerican music and culture – is focused on Brazil. A good opportunity to learn...

Costa Rica: Day Against Homophobia

Costa Rica celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, and both online and offline people celebrated sexual diversity.

Ukraine, U.S.: Chornobyl Songs Project

Maria Sonevytsky writes about the Chornobyl Songs Project: “To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, raise awareness of the continuing environmental damage created by the nuclear disaster and...

Ecuador: Three Years After the Factory Tragedy

April 19 marked three years since the fire at the Factory discotheque in Quito while a gothic rock concert was in progress. As a result, 19 were killed and 24...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Pride

Scary Azeri comments on her country's success in this year's Eurovision Song Contest by saying that she doesn't understand how ecstatic many of her fellow Azerbaijanis are about their victory....

Puerto Rico: Honoring Ismael Rivera

In 80 Grados [es] César Colón Montijo honors the memory [es] of one of the greatest salsa singers of all times, Ismael Rivera, “El Sonero Mayor.”

Puerto Rico: New Documentary

@sire_damiano interviews musician and filmmaker Guillermo Gómez Alvarez [es] about his most recent documentary “Una identidad en absurdo” for the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es].

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