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· September, 2011

Stories about Music from September, 2011

China: Xinjiang’s Most Popular Song

Josh recommends an Uyghur pop song from Xinjiang presented by a trio, named Shahrizoda, from Uzbekistan.

Israel: Beyond ‘us’ and ‘them,’ Lihi Yona is an Arab Jew

Israeli woman Lihi Yona, a Moroccan Jew descendent, reclaims her Arab roots and complicates local identity politics on a bus ride to Jordan to attend a Lebanese band performance. The...

Puerto Rico: Photos of Hello Seahorse!

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] has a photo gallery of the concert of the Mexican band Hello Seahorse! [es] at La Respuesta, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cuba: Milanes’ Miami Concert Stirs Controversy Among Cubans

On August 27th, Cuban music legend Pablo Milanés performed in Miami, marking his first concert in South Florida since the 1970s. On Cuba-focused blogs and news sites, bitter disagreement over...

Russia: Indie Band Uses ‘Office Violence’ Viral Video For Promotion

Biting Elbows, Moscow-based indie/punk band, has shot quite funny viral video for the promotion of its debut album. The clip reminds both the “Matrix,” and 2008 ‘Russian Office Rampage‘ footage (later...

China: California Hotel adapted by a cook

A Chinese kitchen worker adapted the song California Hotel and sang in his farewell party. The video was uploaded in youku and echoed by thousands of people. China Hush translated...

Cuba: Talented Singers

Havana Times interviews Cuban singer Evelyn Garcia Marquez “who comes from a family of recognized musicians” and posts an update on the health of popular singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez, who is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Intellectual Property Guideline

Mark Lyndersay on yet another instance of copyright infringement: “If an image, or a video, or a story or any other intellectual property is still owned by its creator, whether...

Azerbaijan: Caspian Dreaming…

Aaron in Azerbaijan posts a well-produced music video by two of his fellow Peace Corps Volunteers in the country, singing under the name of the Caspian Dreamers, ahead of next...

Puerto Rico: Miguel Zenón and his “Alma adentro”

Journalist Mariana Reyes Angleró interviews Puerto Rican saxophonist and musician Miguel Zenón about his most recent album “Alma adentro.”

Puerto Rico: Campo-Formio is Back

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] presents the latest from the alternative local post-punk band Campo-Formio.

Haiti: How News of Alleged Assault Spread

mediahacker explains how he obtained the video of “the apparent assault by Uruguayan UN troops on Johnny Jean. The answer is simple: The video is circulating on cell phones in...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision and visas

Aaron in Azerbaijan comments on a request from the management of the Eurovision Song Contest to the Azerbaijani authorities to simplify visa procedures ahead of next year's competition to be...

Malaysia: Video salutes Generation 709

Following the formation of Generation 709 by young Malaysians to call for free and fair elections in the country, the Cantonese-speaking Malaysian music group EVYbody has created a video (with...

Sing Out from Japan

Musicians from the earthquake-hit areas united and gave life to a project called Sing Out From Japan [en,ja]. They have released two songs so far: Let's go home/lawblow and One...

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