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· October, 2012

Stories about Music from October, 2012

Saint Lucia: Jounen Kwéyòl Festivities (Creole Day)

On Sunday, Saint Lucia celebrated its annual Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day). The day of activities were the culmination of Creole Heritage Month. On Jounen Kwéyòl, selected communities host a fair...

China, South Korea: Gangnam Style in Chinese Universities

South Korea PSY pop, Gangnam style has landed in China. Around 3,700 people danced the Gangnam Style together at Nanjing Hehai University and a few dozen students danced on the...

Kyrgyz Music Fridays

Kyrgyz Music Friday is a weekly feature in which I post a pop music video from an artist in Kyrgyzstan… [It] is not trying to appeal to your musical taste, but simply...

China: Grass Mud Horse Style

Guyana: Upcoming Chris Brown Concert Upsets Anti-Violence Advocates

When news broke that Barbadian-born singer Rihanna's then-boyfriend Chris Brown had allegedly assaulted her, Caribbean bloggers were outraged. Talk of an upcoming Chris Brown concert in Georgetown has bloggers speaking...

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P., Bertie Marshall

Mark Lyndersay pays tribute to the late steel pan pioneer, Bertie Marshall, who passed away last week.

China: Gangnam Style by Beijing Foreigners

Jesse Appell a a Fulbright research fellow studying Chinese comedy made a video, “Laowai Style“, another fantastic parody of the Korean pop “Gangnam Style”.

East Timor: Documenting Traditional Music

The Timorese have a musical culture which is unique, but at present deeply hidden, the world is interested in it, and it deserves to be noticed and survive. The Unofficial...

New Orleans Jazz Band Performs with Youth of Japan Disaster-Region

Slovakia: Music Copyright Agency Vs. School Drama Club

The Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society imposes a €975 fine on a high school drama club for a fundraiser ball, which included a raffle and featured songs authored and...

Haiti: Yéle Haiti Facing Allegations of Financial Impropriety

Various allegations of financial impropriety have been directed at musician and activist Wyclef Jean's charity Yéle Haiti. The allegations are centered on the millions that the defunct charitable organization received in...

India: Online Video Archive for Performing Arts

Shabda is an unique online archive of videos presenting lecture demonstrations on various Indian art forms. Inspired by the TED talk format, Shabda's creators invite experts in music, dance or...

Mexico: #YoSoy132 and the Festival ‘Corona Capital 2012′

Corona Capital 2012, a musical festival in Mexico where bands such as New Order, Franz Ferdinand, The Raveonettes and many others will perform, has been immersed in a controversy, thanks...

Turkmenistan: An Introduction to Dutar

One can’t think of Turkmen art and culture without thinking about the dutar. Khan on the NewEurasia.net blog offers an ‘introduction’ to the traditional musical instrument that is also widely...

Italian Singer Encourages Kazakhs to Speak Mother Tongue

Son Pascal, an Italian singer and songwriter, has become a celebrity in Kazakhstan by passionately encouraging Kazakhs to speak their mother tongue. In a brief interview with Global Voices Online,...

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