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· April, 2012

Stories about Music from April, 2012

26 April 2012

Peru: The Festival of the Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is a very commonly used instrument in Afro-Peruvian music and Peruvian music in general. The fifth anniversary of the Cajon Festival took place this year and it...

Colombia: Video of Art Installation and Performance in Bogotá

21 April 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

In last week's summary of the regional blogosphere, a young comtemporary artist from Barbados made the observation that the region is “more than the beach and coconuts.” Here's a round-up...

17 April 2012

South Africa: New Album by South Africa's Jazz Giant

Morocco: Opposition to Mawazine Festival Grows

As the the world struggles with the global economic crisis, Morocco's Mawazine festival may be affected by growing resentment at its cost. Mawazine is an international music festival that will...

16 April 2012

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro's New Album Stirs Up Online Discussion

This is a roundup of reactions to Teddy Afro’s new album, Tikur Sew, which pays homage to King Menelik II, whose victory over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa...

12 April 2012

Spain: Christ Dances to Brazilian Pop Hit in Religious Procession

During the religious procession marking the end of the Christian Easter week in Alhama de Murcia, Spain, the image of the Resurrected Christ was struck by the Telomania, when the...

9 April 2012

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

7 April 2012

Brazilian Music Loses Influential Scholar, Santuza Cambraia Naves

In a country where popular music is so much a part of daily life and of being Brazilian, the study of contemporary musical movements has gained important ground over recent...

4 April 2012

Haiti: Women & the Spoken Word (Part 2)

Haitian-American spoken-word artist Melissa Beauvery talks to Global Voices about the inspiration for her first project, the importance of oral tradition and the close-knit community that is the Haitian diaspora.

3 April 2012

Haiti: Women & the Spoken Word (Part 1)

Francesca Andre is a Haitian photographer who has directed a new video about spoken-word Haitian-American artist Melissa Beauvery. Andre talks to Global Voices about her work, how this video fits...