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· May, 2014

Stories about Music from May, 2014

Another Singer Arrested in China for Praising Tibetan Identity and Culture

Following Tibetan singer Gepe's arrest in China, here's a roundup of similar arrests along with some of their music videos from YouTube.

Against All Odds, Yemen Is Happy Too!

The cover video of Pharrell William's viral song Happy was generated with a Yemeni twist, showing the creativity and talent of Young Yemenis as well as their sense of humor.

Music Collective Beirut Open Stage Launches Online Platform

Increasing Connection Between the Online and the Offline in Cuba

In Cuba, an intrepid connection between virtuality and reality has flourished.

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

8 Extraordinarily Talented People From Yemen Everyone Should Know

Noon Arabia checks out the film and art scene, bringing to us some of Yemen's many talented youth whom you probably haven't heard of. Yemen's certainly got talent!

Erykah Badu Still Plans to Perform for Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh

US singer Erykah Badu has become the target of criticism over a planned performance for President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia.

Cuban Music Legend of “Los Van Van” Juan Formell Dies

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