Stories about Music from November, 2013
Jamaica: Get with the (Interactive TV) Program!
You can buy the exclusive rights to such shows but you can’t do that and treat them as if they’re the kind of traditional uni-directional, analog content that’s on its way out without raising the ire of your viewers. The Voice is stirring up some discussion in Jamaica – and...
Tunisian Rap Song Turns into an Anthem for Youth
With more than 3 million views on YouTube, the video rap song Houmani has become an anthem for Tunisian youth. Afef Abrougui tells us why.
Yemen's Oud Criminal
Yemeni musician Ahmed Alshaiba shows off his Oud skills in a new video released on YouTube. Find out why Yemenis are so proud of the achievement.
‘Censorship is Censorship': Brazil's Writers and Artists Spar Over Biography Rights
A controvery has ignited in Brazilian popular music, with artists on one side and editors and writers on the other. Should required authorization for the publication of biographies be kept?
The Caribbean Tweets for NBC's The Voice Contestant Tessanne Chin
Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.
Teaser of Collaboration Between Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange
The expected single titled “Multi_Viral,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican hip hop group Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, will be released next November 13, 2013 (yes, all 13s). Last June, René Pérez, the group's frontman, visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Using the hashtag #JulianAssangeCalle13 they asked...