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· October, 2016

Stories about Music from October, 2016

From China to Indonesia to Timor Leste, Discover the Beats of Asian Hip Hop

Time to update your playlist.

South Asians Celebrate American Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature

"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."

Turkish Village Preserves “Bird Language” in a Cell-Phone World

“Our purpose is to promote bird language to our country and to the world.”

Why Is Indigenous Singer Delfín Quishpe Such a Polarizing Figure in Latin America?

"Why should I worry about what people say? Everyone has their culture."

Boy Bands, Ballet and Battles over Masculinity in Central Asia

"They shouldn't come here. We are for national traditions, wherein a man is a man, and a woman is a woman."

Jamaicans Get Fired Up About the U.S. Presidential Contest and a Popular Singer's Shock Endorsement

"After all that brouhaha, all the rage — it is time now to forgive the woman. For all the good she has done and sung, we owe her that…"

At the Bogotá Music Market, Young Musicians Talk About the Prospects for Peace

"This is a very tense time. Not even war-wise, but it became a tense social time. People going towards the 'yes,' people going towards the 'no.'"

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