Stories about Music from February, 2014
It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...
The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.
There is as yet no verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, but Jamaicans are awaiting the outcome with bated breath - and tweeting about the possibilities in the interim.
The world is already listening to us. Time to spread the word in Puerto Rico.
There’s an emerging group of Chinese musicians working outside government-controlled media channels, striving to form an independent voice through musical expression in China.
Pity Valentine's Day for falling during Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival season, when infectious soca rhythms render human beings powerless against the forces of bad behaviour.
Valentine's Day in the Caribbean is usually overshadowed by Carnival, so GV's Caribbean team posts a few of its favourite soca songs in an effort to spread the love...
One of the organizers of the occupation said that many of those who participated did so wanting to meet new friends, hoping to turn a "prank" into a "blind date".
"This is Guinea-Bissau for those who don't know / This is where the traffickers are given more privileges than college professors / I swear pigs wear ties and suits here."
A documentary entitled “The sound of the streets” portrays the work and life philosophy of five street musicians in Spain.
"Since we are now on opposite sides of the barricades with Nadya and Masha, separate us. Remember, we are no longer Nadya and Masha, they are no longer Pussy Riot."
Shakespeare once said, "If music be the food of love, play on." But what if this "food" risks the player's life? Meet the young musicians of Jafraa orchestra in Homs.