· August, 2006

Stories about Music from August, 2006

Posts from Peru

  11 August 2006

Some of the recent political news inspired new posts in Peruvian blogs; here are some of them: Jomra takes a look at Quechua in Congress: a small step for a language forgotten by the State (ES). The post discusses the consequences of an incident that took place during the initial...

Pakistan: Sufi Poetry in Contemporary Times

  11 August 2006

All Things Pakistan has a great post on rediscovering Sufi poetry through contemporary singers and bands. There is an interesting discussion in the comments space on translations and the message of Sufi poetry.

Guadeloupe: Rotary Club a Link to Anglophone Caribbean

  11 August 2006

Blogger Jean-Claude Halley celebrates (Fr) an impromptu Rotary Club gathering where he discovered the talents of soprano Christelle Gelas, currently a student in Texas. He offers musings on what the Rotary community embodies in Guadeloupe: “the belonging to both the anglophone Caribbean and to metropolitan France.”

Guadeloupe: Musical Year for Rotary

  11 August 2006

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Not less than 7 concerts of classical music were announced for Rotarian year 2006-2007. (…) Truth be told, the President of [Guadeloupean capital] Pointe-a-Pitre's Rotary is the talented violonist Stephane DENARO. (…) No doubt [the Chevalier de] St-Georges will be played.”

Russia: Madonna and the Church

  8 August 2006

Madonna is giving a concert in Moscow on Sept. 11, and Russian Orthodox Christian and Muslim representatives have already issued statements criticizing the upcoming show. Well-known gallery owner and once notorious political consultant Marat Guelman (LJ user galerist) isn't a fan of the clerics’ position (RUS): And now the popular...

South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels

  4 August 2006

Gaurav Mishra reviews in Desicritics a musical documentary on rickshaws and posts some insightful background on the Rickshaws. An auto rickshaw (aliases: auto/rickshaw/tempo/tuk-tuk) is a three-wheeler vehicle for hire and is part of the unique ID of South Asia. It is one of the chief modes of transport in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Panama: The Butterfest

  2 August 2006

Eric Levy has built the reputation of a very popular and smart Geek in Panama. The Jewish, Panamanian comic-book creator has developed a new event that started almost 5 years ago in his backyard…known as the Butterfest. Tonight the Butterfest is turning into a commercial endeavour for Eric. Visit the...

Uruguay: “The Uruguayan Invasion”

  2 August 2006

Most readers have heard of the “British Invasion” of the 1960's in the U.S. But What about the Uruguayan Invasion? “A wave of local bands inspired by british groups started singing some of their hit songs, and even composing some of their own, also in english, which is kinda funny...

Taiwan: media and independent music

  1 August 2006

Sounds and Fury has an angry post commenting on the mainstream media's attitude towards independent music during the recent 3 days annual independent music festival. The writer links the development of music industry with media reform (zh). “The issue at stake is not only whether or not they reports on...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

  1 August 2006

Gushers of cool at the local Mall in Warsaw – by Embe, WarsawDaily Poland is a hotspot in a few ways this week. While the heatwave is starting to take its toll on fan stocks (Warsaw seems to be sold out of them), Blog from Poland reports on the annual...

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