Stories about Music from June, 2006
Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere
The most talked about topic in the Tunisian blogosphere this past week is obviously the Tunisian team's dissapointing performance at the World Cup in Germany after their draw with Saudi Arabia. Some feedback in French from: Tunisian star, Adib, Anis, Nawarat, Assouma. On a more serious note, Tarek writes about...
The Global football festival that is the World Cup. The best so far I've witnessed with a genuine feelgood atmosphere and a lot of goals. With Ghana the strongest African contender left in the competition my interest is still deep and I wish them luck. When an African team play...
Peru: Music: Los Saicos
Fernando Casale has posted five songs by Peruvian 60's rock band and punk forerunners, “Los Saicos.”
This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Fire Dancing
The shelling of a Gaza beach few days ago which resulted in several deaths, continues to be a priority story for Palestinian bloggers this week; specifically the unresolved issue of responsibility. While Kabobfest takes a look at the findings, Moi from My Occupation thinks this may be another Israeli cover-up...
Iran: No Dance Please!
Hamad, who calls himself a Moslem reporter, says Iranian President refused to attend a dance performance after official meeting in Shanghai. The blogger admires President's decision and adds the dancers did not wear what we can call cloth (Persian)! Hamad has published two photos of dancers to show how much...
More great musical reports and links and photos from Steve Ntwiga Mugiri
Uruguay: Music: Dani Umpi
From Uruguay, here is a handful of songs by painter, sculptor, singer and songwriter, Dani Umpi.
Jamaica: Hangin’ with Bob Marley
Geoffrey Philp overcomes his hesitation about writing about the experience of meeting and playing football with Bob Marley.
Argentina: Music: Matilda
Fernando Casale has been listening to the second album by Argentine synth-pop band Matilda and so should you. All nine songs are available for download.
This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Tragedy at The Beach
Tragedy and shock has captured the minds and hearts of Palestinian bloggers this week. The Israeli shelling of Gaza which lead to the death of several civilians including women and children, has some calling it Bloody Friday. As Palestinian families built sand castles on a Gaza beach an Israeli shell...
Czech Republic: Leos Janacek Archive
Jesse of Bored in Brno visits a famous Czech composer's archive (Leos Janacek, “considered among the three most significant Czech composers in the history of this country's music”) and finds it a bit too researcher-unfriendly.
Serbia: Song Praises Srebrenica Massacre
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on a new Serbian song praising the killing of 8,106 Bosniak males that occurred in Srebrenica in July 1995.
Serbia: Wedding, Part 1
Meaghan of American for Hire gets invited to the wedding of her Serbian friend's friend and reports on the first part of it, which began at the groom's house and included a pair of accordions and a handgun in the groom's bag.
Senegal: Baaba Maal For the Fans
Seckasysteme is in a mood for Baaba Maal's music on a sunny day and he shares (Fr) some with you.
Latest in French-Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean and Oceania
NEW CALEDONIA Annoella near Gadji, New Caledonia. By Sebastien Merion. A few months ago, we learned that Sebastien and Annoella of 5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie got married in Mauritius. Now watch a video of the newlyweds hiking up a hill overlooking the lovely beaches of Gadji. The post provides...
World Cup Playlist
Fair trade music download site Calabash Music‘s Global Downloads blog has published a playlist compiling “some great music from around the globe [that] shows the connection to soccer via these artists. Some of them played professionally, some of them own teams, some of their music has been featured at World...
The Global Voices Show #2
Episode #2 of the Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: XiaoQiao (Singapore) Africa Files: The Pulse (Canada/South Africa) BahasaPod (Indonesia) Kazakhstan Stories (Kazakhstan) Free Talk with Oon Yeoh (Malaysia) JameedKast (Jordan) The Kamla Bhatt Show (India) Radio Open Source (USA/Serbia &...
Moldova: Village Wine-Drinking Music Video
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova posts a music video (origin and performers unknown, I guess) that shows Moldovon countryside and local wine-drinking traditions.
Afghanistan, Central Asia: Musical Change
Registan.net writes about pressures on Turkmen musical traditions in Afghanistan and the influence of Western pop and hip-hop on music throughout Central Asia.
Armenia: Record Industry
Raffi, whose work has been victim to piracy, writes about Armenia's record industry.
Argentina: Music: Los Alamos
Los Alamos is quite the international band: based in Buenos Aires, with a lead singer from the U.S. and an album soon to be produced in Brazil. Fernando Casale has posted two sample tracks.