· March, 2006

Stories about Music from March, 2006

Argentina: Mundialmente

  16 March 2006

Fernando Casale has an update (and some sample tracks) of the Argentine-Brazilian band Mundialmente. If you like their music, send them an email says Casale.

Argentina: Turpentine

  13 March 2006

Fernando Casale can't stop listening to the new EP of Argentine indie group, Turpentine. You can listen to it yourself as all seven tracks are available for download.

Mexico: Son Jarocho

  13 March 2006

Oaxaca Dockters describe Son Jarocho, a type of folk music with roots in Veracruz. Two other posts document the music with photography.

Armenia: Eurovision Protest

  13 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is now touching Armenia's entry in to the Eurovision Song Contest. The entrant's listing of the “Republic of Nagorno Karabakh” as his birthplace is being taken as an offense by Azerbaijan.

Rolling Stones and U2 in Argentina

  9 March 2006

The most commented-upon issues of the moment in Argentinean blogs are music related; in the same week The Rolling Stones and U2 visited this country to perform two shows, each band. And, of course, there was a big number of blogs that reconstructed what happened during the shows. On the...

Uzbekistan: Musical Tradition

On his own blog, Nick Walmsley writes about one of Uzbekistan's best known classical singers who strictly sticks to tradition. Part of this includes a heavy emphasis on the master-apprentice relationship and an unwillingness to give in to commercial pressures.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  8 March 2006

This article was written by Rolando Lopez from Rocko Weblog. This article originally appeared in the Bolivian blog community site Blogs de Bolivia. The original Spanish version can be found here. Bolivia, Blogs and Music Whether it is watching the birth of a new album, providing insight into what it...

Mali: Ali Farka Toure

  8 March 2006

A number of African bloggers remember Malian musican, Ali Farka Toure who passed away this week from cancer. Black Star Journal writes “One of the reasons I loved his sound was that while the music of many other African artists popular in the west is overproduced, Ali Farka Touré's music...

Costa Rica: Papaya Fest 2006

  8 March 2006

Roy Rojas summarizes the Central American music festival, Papaya Fest 2006 (ES). He's also got a great flickr gallery of images from the week-long festival. Fusildechispas has another review (ES).