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· April, 2014

Stories about Music from April, 2014

Top 10 Sites to Listen to Free Chinese Music Online

China Whisper listed 10 most popular online music sites in China. These sites provide online music, free music downloads and many other functions. Most of the sites offer not only free...

Farewell to Puerto Rican Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano

The music world mourns the unexpected loss of one of salsa's most important singers of all time.

AC/DC Call It a Night After 41 Years

Daryl Mason pays tribute at The Ostrahyun blog to iconic rock band AC/DC following reports that they will retire after 41 years. More than a month ago, founding member, rhythm...

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 15 of 2014

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

Rapper Ja Rule Is the New $23,000 Face for Botswana Diamonds

Diamonds are the country's main export, and some web users were not thrilled to have the rapper promoting them.

Lullabies of the World: What's Your Favorite?

Lullabies aren't just for babies, they're for grown ups too. Submit your favorite sleepy tunes to PRI's new app, The World's Lullabies.

What Now for Jamaica's Vybz Kartel?

One blogger will make you think about the Vybz Kartel murder trial in a new way, offering a glimpse into Jamaican society and suggesting what Kartel's next move might be.

Jamaicans React to Vybz Kartel Sentencing

Active Voice compiles a selection of choice tweets about the sentencing of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel, which “will give you a feel of what the mood was like today...

Jamaica: Vybz Kartel to Face Additional Charge

Even though he has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, Jamaican dancehall performer Vybz Kartel is to face the courts on a charge of perversion of justice related...

Vybz Kartel Gets Life in Prison, Fans Question the Future of Jamaican Dancehall

Life with hard labour; no possibility of parole before 35 years: that's the sentence Jamaican dancehall artist turned convicted murder Vybz Kartel got today, sending the blogosphere into a flurry.

VIDEO: ‘Happy’ in El Salvador

Salvadorans have created their own version of the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Blogger Mildred Largaespada praises the video on her Facebook page [es]: It's beautiful. And yes, as in...

Delayed Construction Works in Brazil Fuel “(un)Happy” Video

The contagious feeling triggered by Pharrell Williams’ viral music video “Happy” inspired citizens of Porto Alegre, Brazil, to take advantage of the fact that their city holds the Portuguese word for “happy”...

Cameroonians Mourn Exiled Music Icon Lapiro de Mbanga

Lapiro de Mbanga, a Cameroonian protest singer and spokesperson of the downtrodden, died of cancer in the United States on March 16, 2014.

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