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· June, 2011

Stories about Music from June, 2011

Azerbaijan: Doubts reportedly linger about Eurovision 2012

The Oikotimes, a major Eurovision blog, says that it is still uncertain whether the European Broadcast Union (EBU) is convinced Azerbaijan can host next year's competition. The blog says that...

Azerbaijan: Freedom of Eurovision, including for Armenians

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on news from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) that it expects Azerbaijan to allow all accredited individuals and ticket holders for next year's Eurovision Song Contest...

Video: Love Story, Short Film, Cellphone

The winner of the Nokia Shorts 2011 film competition, Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot using a mobile phone with HD capabilities. In it we follow two parallel lives through...

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Buju's Prison

“Buju Banton was the one who helped us figure it out. He danced between social commentary and slackness. He transformed himself into a thoughtful prophet”: Attilah Springer says it's “a...

China: The significant of singing “red songs”

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest post written by YaJun on the political implications of “singing red song campaign”.

Jamaica: Buju Gets 10 Years

As news spreads that reggae icon Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in jail on drug charges, Jamaica Salt comments: “10 years is indeed a long time…but he’s...

Colombia: Video Mapping the City to Hip Hop

In just four days, a creative cast of characters got together in the city of Medellin, Colombia, where they set out to produce videos and place them on a map...

Armenia: Rapping controversy

Ianyan says that a photoshoot for an Armenian singer is drawing controversy in Armenia. Featuring photographs of Sako Balasanyan (Super Sako) in a “series of photographs featuring violent, misogynistic imagery...

Jamaica: Bob's Legacy

“Three decades after his death, the revolutionary Tuff Gong Rastaman is now completely made over and repackaged as the poster boy for the Jamaican tourist industry”: But Jamaica Woman Tongue...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Le Butcherettes

Music blogger @redod interviews Terri Gender Bender (born Teresa Suárez) [es], leader singer of the Mexican garage-punk band Le Butcherettes.

Latin America: ‘La Furgo-Nana’ On the Road For Children's Rights and Lullabies

A documentary, a ‘transmedia platform’ and a humanitarian project: in ‘La Furgo-Nana’ (“a Volkswagen Type II Bus from 1969″) Maria and Anton are driving through the Pan American highway from...

Ghana: 1975 Work Song From Ghana postal workers

Listen to a unique 1975 song from Ghana: “The song in question which is accompanied by melodic whistling is simply called “the work song”. It was created by postal workers...

Trinidad and Tobago: Cruz de Mayo

Guanaguanare blogs about this year's Cruz de Mayo celebrations in Trinidad.

Pakistan: Remembering The Golden Era Of Pop Music

Spring Of Autumn reminisces about the golden era of Pakistan pop music, which was the late 80's and the early 90's.

Taiwan: A Song for Those Pro-Nuclear Power Legislators

Political vlogger 廖小貓(Kitty Liao) made a music video with the names of the legislators who passed the additional budget of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant that is under construction. In...

Benin: Meet Benin's Rising Star

Chale writes about the rising star of Benin's music: “Kiinzah is certainly one of the rising stars in the African music scene. We discovered the Benin singer recently through a...

Lebanon: Lady Gaga's Latest Album Sparks A Rumor

Lady Gaga's latest album, Born This Way, stirred a small storm on Lebanese social networks. An article published by the Sun on June 4th, 2011, and commented by one of...

Lebanon: Raving about Goran Bregovic's concert

Famous Serbo-Croatian musician and composer Goran Bregovic performed in Lebanon on June 12 during the Beirut Music & Art Festival  – BMAF. His performance is hailed by his Lebanese fans...

Sao Tome and Principe: Hip Hop to Provoke Thought

Abri os olhos São Tomé (Open your eyes Sao Tome) [pt] is an intervention mixed song with “controversial lyrics” by santomean rapper PekaGBoom. On the blog Nação hip Hop (Hip...

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