Stories about Music from July, 2016
A Melting Pot of Global Music, Compiled from Haiti's Past
Ostinato Record's newest compilation brings together two decades of Haitian grooves from a pivotal time in the island's musical history.
These African and Scandinavian Musicians Create Sweet Sounds in Copenhagen
“A Swedish guy, and a Mozambican guy, and a Danish guy, they’re speaking one language, which is the music language."
Rappers Put Patriotism on Full Display in Tajikistan
Over two years ago, authorities stopped a nascent and subversive hip-hop movement in its tracks. That move has had predictable consequences.
Indian YouTube Channel Conquers the Hearts And Minds of Millions Across the World
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.
‘Playing for Change’ Promotes Peace and Inclusion Around the World Through Music
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
After Florida Court Verdict, Latin America Remembers Executed Musician Victor Jara
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.
This Is What Happens When You Suddenly Cancel Moscow's Electronic Music Bonanza
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.
Kyrgyzstan’s President Turns Mournful Singer-Songwriter
"This song helped me to beat a path through all the difficulties that befell me in life."
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere
This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.