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· October, 2011

Stories about Music from October, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Role of the Telecommunications Authority

31 October 2011

Plain Talk suggests that the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is abdicating its responsibility in light of the recent national broadcast of the rape of a child and the release of a soca song that “glorif[ies] and promote[s] human trafficking and sexual slavery”, saying: “Much of what is being...

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East Timor: Investing in Creativity and Culture

28 October 2011

Barcelona artist David Palazón ended up in East Timor as a break from his career. Now he is coordinating a project to research Timorese culture in hopes of creating a school for the creative industries, to stimulate jobs in the non-oil economy, small businesses, and tourism.

Ghana: Meet Two Ghanaian Musicians M3nsa and M.manifest

27 October 2011

Kobby Graham introduces his readers to two Ghanaian musicians, M.anifest and M3nsa: “First and foremost though, m.anifest is a hiphop MC. Straight no chaser and when it comes to straight hiphop, there is loads to bop your head to here, especially when m.anifest rhymes over beats by his regular partners...

Macedonia: Advocating Media Freedom Through Music

25 October 2011

On the occasion of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the rock band Reporters, composed of prominent journalists, including veterans of critical investigative reporting who are now out of work due to closing of A1 TV, will hold a concert in Skopje (FB event) and present their new song “Freedom”...

Armenia: Extreme Metal in the Caucasus

20 October 2011

Shreddernet examines the Extreme Metal scene in Armenia and asks whether its dark melodies and themes have a place in the Caucasus. For a small number of the region's inhabitants the blog says the answer appears to be yes, and the post includes an interview with Daeron, a local metal...

Uruguay's Candombe

17 October 2011

Eva Blair Smith from Ola Uruguay blogs about candombe music in a post titled “The Heartbreat of Uruguay: A History of Candombe Drumming.”

Latin America: Music Blog Loves to Discover New Songs

14 October 2011

The blog Amo descubrir canciones [es] (“I love to discover songs”) reviews music from around the world, with a special focus on Latin America. The blog includes specials with songs by country [es], song covers [es], and songs recommended by readers [es]. The latter category includes a post on “Songs...

Cambodia: Music Magazine

13 October 2011

Students of the Royal University of Phnom Penh are behind the launching the magazine Dontrey which features the musical traditions of Cambodia

Puerto Rico: Mima at the University

12 October 2011

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] has posted a collection of photos of the concert [es] that indie singer Mima [es] offered last October 5 at the theater of the University of Puerto Rico to present her latest album, “El Pozo.”

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