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· October, 2014

Stories about Music from October, 2014

How Young, Independent Women are Making a Space for Themselves in Pakistan's Music Industry

Young and independent female artists must chart their own paths in a country with few formal music schools, where music is a skill traditionally passed from generation to generation.

Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered

Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.

Blogger Argues Corporate Sponsorship Cheapening Bangaldeshi Folk Culture

Russian and Ukrainian Musicians Caught Between Conflict, Bitter Rhetoric and Bans

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, political borders turn into cultural borders, and artists on both sides suffer the consequences.

This is What Happens When Ricky Martin’s Hits Get an Indie Spin

No matter what you think about Ricky Martin, he's one of Puerto Rico's most cherished international exports who has put the spotlight on the island.

One Vibe Africa Launches Africa From the Skies

Mexico's ‘Corona Capital’ Music Festival Played On Despite Heavy Rains

The weather seemed more in line with what fans could expect at Glastonbury Festival in England across the pond.

How Two Tibetan Musicians Created a Novel and Forbidden Collaboration Through the Internet

By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.

Trinidad-born Actor and Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.

The 10 Best Music Videos That Spread the Putin-Love

RuNet Echo gives you the 10 best examples of the Internet's musical Putin-love. A "cult of personality" never sounded so good.

Marlon James Writes the Great Jamaican Novel – and the World is Raving About It

Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme

Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.

Battleground Instagram: the Jamaican Reggae Artiste vs. the Youth and Culture Minister

Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.

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