Stories about Music from July, 2014
Live reports from the National Arts Festival taking place in Grahamstown, South Africa: Every winter, for 11 days in early July, the sleepy South African college town of Grahamstown comes alive with art. Artists from all over the world swarm to the tiny town, and every nook and cranny is...
Argentina Relished Rival Brazil's Loss to Germany So Much That Even This Military Band Got In on the Gloating
The Alto Peru Mounted Fanfare Band played a song during Independence Day parades with remixed lyrics taunting Brazil for a loss against Argentina in the 1990 World Cup.
Leila Dee Dougan shares a music video from the latest album by the South African artist Umlilo: Umlilo (previously profiled on Africa is a Country here) continues to push societal boundaries, crushing the norms of sexuality and gender roles with ‘Magic Man’, a track from his latest album, which will...
The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.
A rock number to celebrate Peru's best features becomes a viral sensation, stirring debate about national identity.
Forbidden funk is considered proibidão or extremely forbidden in the country and originated in Rio de Janeiro's iconic hillside slums or favelas.
Lisa Punch has received flak from people in her native country after she called Guyana "poor" during an interview with the judges on ABC's "Rising Star."