Stories about Music from July, 2015
So the Caribbean Walks Into a Bar…
#IfTheCaribbeanWasABar is trending in the regional blogosphere, bringing up issues of shared territory and identity in hilarious and illuminating ways.
Aussie Rock Icon Jimmy Barnes Reclaims Songs From Anti-Islam Protestors
"I only want to say the Australia I belong to and love is a tolerant Australia. A place that is open and giving."
A Musician Convicted of Rape Released After He Sings the Praises of Zambia's President
"Clearly, President Lungu is increasingly becoming a danger not only to the nation but more specifically to the welfare of the girl child in Zambia."
Now Playing on GV Radio in July
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Explaining the Appeal of the Song ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ Across Africa and Beyond
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" means "Lord Bless Africa" but its message resonates at a deeper level for many Africans and non-Africans alike.
Moscow Street Musicians Tape Their Mouths Shut to Protest Police Pressure
Moscow street musicians are protesting what they say are illegal police detentions and exorbitant fines that violate their artistic rights and freedoms.
You Can Now Legally Dance the Night Away in Japan
Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.