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· August, 2017

Stories about Music from August, 2017

A Viral Rap Battle Has Everyone in Russia—Including Business Journalists and Politicians—Talking

Even opposition leader Alexey Navalny weighed in, saying despite the profanity, the raps are "100 times more cultural than any comedy show or song contest you see on state television."

Music Group Bokanté Serves Up Songs in the Key of Creole

The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.

‘Despacito’ Deemed Too Racy by Malaysia’s State Media Networks

"For the record, the song annoys the crap out of me. But censorship does nothing to help a country progress"

As an Economic Crisis Grips Turkmenistan, the President Sings and Bikes

"The country is in big trouble, people are hungry and cold, and there is no economy, no production..."

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