Stories about Music from March, 2015
A Trinidadian Falls in Love with Jamaica
Trindadian diaspora fashion blogger, Afrobella, grew up “steeped in reggae music and [with] a love for Jamaican culture” – so why did it take her so long to actually visit the island? She's not sure she can answer that question, considering that her first impression was that “Jamaica is an...
Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats
The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.
7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival
When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.
Finland's Eurovision Finalists Sing About Discrimination Against the Intellectually Disabled — From Experience
All of the members of Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät have intellectual disabilities. They recently won the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.
If It's Not on YouTube, It Does Not Exist: A Look at Puerto Rican Music Videos in 2015
"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.
John Legend Tells Bahrain's Peaceful Protesters: I Stand With You
"A just society is one built not on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love." - John Legend.