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· July, 2011

Stories about Music from July, 2011

Mozambique: Political Rapper Arrested

China: Music Video on Wenzhou Train Crash

Russia: News as Rap

Colombia: ‘Padding Journalism’

Puerto Rico: PR Indie's LAMC Coverage

Lebanon: Musician Arrested for Mocking President in Song

Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan was detained briefly this week for allegedly defaming President Michel Suleiman in a song he released in 2010. Lebanese newspaper Assafir has since reported the Hamdan...

Myanmar: Traditional music instruments

Colombia: Dancing Police Welcome Soccer Players

In Medellin, Colombia, police officers welcomed England's U-20 soccer players at the airport with a dance, making a good impression on visitors but raising concerns on security for some locals.

Colombia: Singer Joe Arroyo Dies

Colombian salsa singer Álvaro José Arroyo González, better known as Joe Arroyo, passed away on July 26 in Barranquilla. On Twitter, blogs and websites his fans reacted to the news...

Jamaica: Unimpressed with Minaj

Trinidad & Tobago: A Poem for Amy

Slovakia: Big Money in the Tube

A few weeks ago, the Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights society (SOZA) - the country's music copyright organization - started billing web servers, typically for young music fans, which were...

Zimbabwe: Video: Zimbabwe's Alternative Hip Hop Scene

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

Guinea: Guinean Music Mourns Manfila Kanté

Kenya: Ex-Minister Records Rap Song

Hong Kong and China: Free Ai Weiwei

Jamaica: Rivers & Mountains

East Timor: Arts and Creative Industries in Focus

Russia: News Website to be Closed Because of Racial Clashes Coverage

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