Stories about Music from July, 2017
Young Kyrgyz Music Star Rejects Appointment to Head Museum After Online Backlash
"We are tired of officials’ spouses and kids who get into managing positions.”
The Kyrgyz “Dancing Kelin” Protests Early Marriage By Calling Attention to the Harsh Realities of Rural Brides
“Life in the village is round-the-clock work. Brides finish one chore and start another. They work 24/7.”
Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities
Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
Up-and-Coming Trinidadian Soca Singer Devon Matthews’ Journey Comes to an End
The 36-year-old, whose "star was on the rise", collapsed after performing at a Carnival band launch and was rushed to hospital, where he could not be revived.
Pop Band's Music Video Parodies Junta Rule in Thailand
The video, which is still available on YouTube, immediately went viral.
Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics
In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible -- and audible -- source of inspiration for the opposition movement.
A Pop Star Who Sings About Social Justice Is Uganda’s Newest Legislator
Bobi Wine used to sing about policy issues. Now he has a chance to shape policy in parliament.