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· January, 2012

Stories about Music from January, 2012

30 January 2012

US, Russia: The Flying Balalaika Brothers Bridge Cultural Gaps in Texas

Like many of their compatriots, musicians Zhenya Kolykhanov and Sergey Vaschenko emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and have since established themselves...

27 January 2012

Jamaica: Gully versus Gaza

Azerbaijan: Eurovision as an Opportunity for Change in the Caucasus

Chile: 15 Songs from 2011

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

25 January 2012

Caribbean: TEDx Shows “Ideas Worth Spreading”

“Ideas worth spreading.” With this simple slogan, TED.com, which began in 1984 as an annual conference devoted to technology, entertainment and design, has infiltrated the Internet and empowered people in...

Venezuela: The Essence of African Music in Videos

Venezuela’s African origins can be strongly felt in the music and culture of the country’s coastal regions. Social networking sites play an important role in helping people to become more...

16 January 2012

Peru: Cápac Raymi, The Andean Christmas

Before the introduction of Christmas festivities to Peru, the Incas celebrated Cápac Inti Raymi Killa, a religious festival that took place in honour of the Sun. Cápac Raymi is no...

Brazil: Cultural Debate as ‘Oh if I Catch You’ Song Goes Global

If you keep track of international music trends or if you're a Cristiano Ronaldo supporter, you've probably heard the song 'Ai se eu te pego'. Brazilian singer Michel Teló's major...

15 January 2012

Morocco: Activist Rapper Freed

Mouad Belghouat "Al Haked" (The Indignant), a 24-year-old Moroccan rap artist and outspoken critic of Morocco's monarchy, was released on Thursday from prison where he had been held since last...