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· December, 2011

Stories about Music from December, 2011

29 December 2011

Cape Verde: The Musical Legacy of Cesária Évora

After the death of Cesária Évora, symbol of Cape Verdean music, on December 17, there was an abundance of tributes and declarations by her faithful audience from almost every corner...

Colombia: Salsa Song Criticizes Bus Rapid Transport System

A salsa song and video documents the suffering that travelling in the Transmilenio public transportation system of Bogota represents for its users.

27 December 2011

Peru: Afro-Peruvian Christmas Music

Christmas, a Christian celebration that arrived in Perú with the Spaniards at the beginning of the sixteenth century, was adapted over the years by different Peruvian communities. The black community...

16 December 2011

Morocco: Singer's Performance in Tel Aviv Ignites Debate on Israel's Cultural Boycott

Moroccan netizens are divided as to whether to support a call for a boycott of a Moroccan singer who performed in Tel Aviv despite calls for her to cancel the...

7 December 2011

Bangladesh: The Mystic Lalon

Cuba: Reggaeton Hit ‘Chupi Chupi’ Denounced by Authorities

Over the past two weeks, reggaeton artist Osmani “La Voz” García’s popular hit 'Chupi Chupi' has begun stirring more than just the hips of partygoers on Havana’s Malecón. Cuban Minister...