Stories about Music from October, 2011
Trinidad & Tobago: Role of the Telecommunications Authority
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...
Puerto Rico: Charly García Turns 60
Chemi González remembers the rock legend from Argentina, Charly García [es], on his 60th birthday.
Puerto Rico: Rita Indiana's New Video
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie comments on Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video production of her song “Da pa lo do.”
East Timor: Investing in Creativity and Culture
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
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...
Pakistan: Political Satire Becomes Internet Sensation
A recent song released on YouTube, by a group of young men from Lahore, has become an Internet sensation. The songs lyrics are heavily loaded with political satire, something that is rarely witnessed in Pakistan in recent years.
Macedonia: Advocating Media Freedom Through Music
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”...
Macedonia: Million Tweets – an Existentialist Parody Poem
Blogger iskra_iskric has dared to adapt a Macedonian rock classic by the band Arhangel to the new digital reality, creating a new poem on tweetering.
Armenia: Extreme Metal in the Caucasus
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...
Bahamas: Visual Poetry
Two new video poems have been posted at tongues of the ocean, here and here.
Eva Blair Smith from Ola Uruguay blogs about candombe music in a post titled “The Heartbreat of Uruguay: A History of Candombe Drumming.”
India: A Tribute To Jagjit Singh
Parvinder Singh pays a tribute to the Indian Ghazal music legend Jagjit Singh and shares how his music crossed borders and faiths.
Global Handwashing Day: Changing Behaviors through Song and Dance
Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to promote health. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day.
Latin America: Music Blog Loves to Discover New Songs
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
Students of the Royal University of Phnom Penh are behind the launching the magazine Dontrey which features the musical traditions of Cambodia
Bermuda: Noise Pollution
BeachLime laments that complaints about noise pollution are “doomed to go in one ear and out the other.”
Puerto Rico: Mima at the University
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.”
Puerto Rico: Henry Cole on the Drums
Mariángel González interviews Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole for El Punto Es [es].
Pakistan: Music Improves Relations
Habib R. Sulemani thinks that Pashtu music can improve Afghan-US-Pakistani relations.
Angola: Youth Protest Movement Consolidates Against Odds
After the imprisonment and sentencing of some of the organizers of the September 3 Angolan protest against the 32-year rule of President José Eduardo dos Santos, the youth movement behind the protest movement has carried on in spite of intimidation.
Peru: Mick Jagger Visits Lima
On the afternoon of Saturday October 8, the rumor that Mick Jagger was visiting Lima began to spread after César Bejarano (@Cesar_Bejarano) shared a blurry picture of the rock star on Twitter. Peruvian bloggers and Twitters users are discussing the unexpected visit.