Stories about Music from July, 2016
Ostinato Record's newest compilation brings together two decades of Haitian grooves from a pivotal time in the island's musical history.
“A Swedish guy, and a Mozambican guy, and a Danish guy, they’re speaking one language, which is the music language."
Over two years ago, authorities stopped a nascent and subversive hip-hop movement in its tracks. That move has had predictable consequences.
Launched in 2013 by an Indian entrepreneur, Chu Chu TV is now the most-watched YouTube channel in Asia Pacific and the second-most watched children's “edutainment” channel in the world.
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
Emblematic Chilean songwriter Víctor Jara, killed after the 1973 military coup in Chile, returns to the headlines after a US federal court's verdict. Global Voices remembers his visit to Peru.
Nobody likes canceling their plans, and the day Moscow banned an enormously popular music festival was the day Russian Facebook users transformed into apparent experts on event management.
"This song helped me to beat a path through all the difficulties that befell me in life."
This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.