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· March, 2013

Stories about Music from March, 2013

A Platform for Middle East's Indie Musicians

Jamaica: The Female Image in Dancehall

[It] can be seen…as a celebration of full-bodied female sexuality. Especially the substantial structure of the Black working-class woman whose body image is rarely validated… Jamaica Woman Tongue thinks International...

A Peek Into Uzbek Pop Music Scene

Uzbek Music Friday is a (rare) feature in which I post a pop music video from an artist in Uzbekistan. It could be catchy, annoying, funny, insightful, brilliant, awful, or...

VIDEO: Tokyo Gives Harlem Shake a Whirl

Popular Internet video meme the Harlem Shake [en] has hit Tokyo. A verison organized by a Latino under the pseudonym Saw was filmed on March 17, 2013 in Shibuya, the heart of Japan's youth culture, and...

Hong Kong: Rap Song on New Poor

Vive Latino 2013: Sustainability, Chilean Bands and Female Voices

The festival "Vive Latino 2013" (Mexico) will include the participation of Blur, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Auténticos Decadentes and Panteón Rococó, among many others. Global Voices presents 3 different points...

Banned Music and Missing Voices in Angola

The Angolan National Police have confiscated, amongst other works, DVDs by rapper Brigadeiro 10 Pacotes in an act of censorship against voices that are unsettling the Angolan authorities. A protest...

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part III)

Banuchi's career path can be seen in the transformation that his illustrations have had in the last five years. The technique has been refined, and the topics point towards an...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anything But “Nothing”

Tillah Willah takes issue with Nicki Minaj's “going on American television and describing her country, my country as ‘nothing’.”

Harlem Shake Rocks Central Asia

With this cultural virus we clearly see that if people want to have fun, nothing will stop them. Fighting with Western influence or restrictions on YouTube will not  help the...

Carnival Samba Takes Aim at World Cup in Brazil

With forced evictions and competing political interests surrounding the run-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a group of concerned Carnival revelers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil have put...

Viral Japanese Animated Video Leaves Internet Misty-Eyed

A short animated video created by popular Japanese comedian Tekken, better known for cracking jokes in black-and-white makeup than producing stop-motion tearjerkers, still has the Web talking a year after...

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