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· October, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bahamas: Visual Poetry

Two new video poems have been posted at tongues of the ocean, here and here.

Uruguay's Candombe

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...

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...

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...

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...

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