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· May, 2013

Stories about Music from May, 2013

23 May 2013

The ‘News in Rap’, an Unconventional News Broadcast from Senegal

TV audiences in Senegal have witnessed the rise of a new genre of broadcast journalism that tackles current affairs through rap. The two artists driving the project discuss it with...

21 May 2013

Laughing at Russia's Eurovision Shooting Spirit

RuNet Echo

Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his country's fifth place finish in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. At a press conference, Lavrov denounced supposed voting irregularities, claiming...

18 May 2013

Is Saint Lucia's Jazz Festival Worth the Investment?

The end of this year's Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, especially in the context of the country's ongoing budget debates, has led many netizens to wonder about the economic...

14 May 2013

Brazilian Boy Band Tour Continues Despite Rape Indictments

Despite nine members of the 'pagode' boy band New Hit being indicted for the gang rape of two sixteen-year-old girls, the group has continued with its national tour regardless

10 May 2013

VIDEO: Turkmenistan's Pop Music Makes Love, Not Politics

In Turkmenistan, pop musicians tread a difficult path between carving out a distinctive image for themselves and ensuring they don't fall foul of the state.

1 May 2013

‘Africa Is A Country’ Blog Challenges West's Idea of Africa

This isn't another blog about "famine, Bono, or Barack Obama," blog Africa is a Country warns in its description. We recently interviewed founder Sean Jacobs about how the blog is...