Stories about Music from August, 2016
On the Blossoming Pop Careers of Uganda's Security Hardmen
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
Ha'e Kuera Ñande Kuera: Reggae and Hip-Hop Expanding the Guarani Culture by Dialoguing With the World
Meet the musical group created by Mbyan youths from Misiones, in Argentina, who compose their realities in the Guarani language and use citizen media to talk about identities.
Empathy for the Enemy and the Oppressed: Political Pop Songs from the Eighties
A look back at seven pop hits from the 1980s that pack a political punch.
There's an Official Funk Song for the Olympics, but Funk Artists in Rio Say They Face Persecution
"I think funk is repressed because it has so much potential to turn people into political actors...”
Trinidad & Tobago's Culture Was ‘Made Richer’ Thanks to Earl Crosby
"He was one of those people that you think would always be there — and then he's suddenly gone and this hole is created that can't be easily filled."
Trinidadian Guitarist Fitzroy Coleman, ‘the Greatest Chord Player of All Time’, Has Died
A self-taught musical genius, Fitzroy Coleman is remembered for his amazing chord innovation and superior musicianship.