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· June, 2013

Stories about Music from June, 2013

Composer's Ode to Turkish Protesters

Yemen, Beyond the Headlines

Yemen is a country rich in culture, heritage, and history, as well as extremely friendly and hospitable. But that doesn't make the news, and Yemen is often reduced to Al-Qaeda,...

Palestinian Assaf Wins Arab Idol Singing Contest

Palestinian Mohammed Assaf won the title of this year's Arab Idol, the Arabic version of American Idol. Because there are contestants from different Arab countries, the citizens of each country...

PR Jingle Becomes Brazil Protest Hymn

Peruvian Rock Band Wins Festival in Russia

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in...

Song, Video Shed Light on Congo War

Documentary Brasslands Premieres in US

Julian Assange, Calle 13, and Twitter Users Write a Song Together

René Pérez, from the musical group Calle 13, and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, gathered ideas and suggestions from Twitter users to write a song together that will go...

Iran: Rapping for Conservative Candidate

Female Rapper to Speak at TEDxSão Tomé

Norwegian Music Video Offends Kyrgyzstanis

For small, landlocked and little-known countries such as Kyrgyzstan, "self-branding" is a slow and difficult process. So, when stars from foreign countries arrive to shoot a video in your countryside,...

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