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· November, 2012

Stories about Music from November, 2012

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Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

  27 November 2012

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy was linked to the singer's 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna and the message that his notoriety could send in a country with a high incidence of domestic violence. Now, two Guyanese bloggers are reporting that the Chris Brown concert has been cancelled.

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Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín's Wave of Violence

  13 November 2012

Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the last two weeks, as a wave of violence continues to target artists, youth and cultural organizations that promote peace.

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Japan's New Copyright Law Creates Confusion

  10 November 2012

Japan’s revised copyright law was partially enforced on October 1, and now penalizes the act of illegal downloading and DVD ripping for personal use. If arrested, one will be sentenced for up to 2 years in jail or fined 2 million yen, which is approximately US$ 25,680. But Japan's Internet users are confused by the new law.

A Glimpse into a Yemeni Wedding

  6 November 2012

Ali's day is a fascinating short musical video by Juan Herrero (@dustweare), a freeleance photographer currently living in Yemen. It captures a traditional Yemeni wedding which took place somewhere in the Northern mountains of Haraz.

Nasty China Style Hits One Million

  5 November 2012

The most popular satire of Korean K-pop “Gangnam Style” in Hong Kong goes to “Nasty China Style”, which has reached more than 1 million views in about two weeks. The remix does not have fancy dancing steps, but the Chinese red army performance and its highly satirical lyrics (some may...

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Guinea-Bissau: Citizen Frustration and Defiance in Face of Turmoil

  4 November 2012

On October 21, a violent incident occurred at an airbase outside Bissau. Six people were reported killed, and gruesome images of bodies of accused assailants circulated on the internet. While the international institutions express "concern" and conduct meetings, the people of Guinea-Bissau have little outlet for their fears and frustrations.

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Top 10 Global ‘Gangnam Style’ Parodies

  3 November 2012

South Korean rapper Psy's catchy song and goofy dance hit 'Gangnam Style' has broken the Guinness World record for the most "liked" video in YouTube history and spawned countless parodies. Here are the 10 best copycats of Gangnam Style picked from a slew of meme videos.

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