· April, 2007

Stories about Music from April, 2007

Panama: The Soundtrack of your Childhood

  18 April 2007

It´s curious how Latin American people remember their childhood. We all remember some parts of it, by watching TV, a few songs from the radio or probably our school. The old cartoons are probably some of the good memories we will ever get, and some of them are still part...

Trinidad & Tobago: Salt Fish

  17 April 2007

Thebookmann takes a detour from his Caribbean Fruit theme to photograph saltfish (salted cod), a popular regional dish that has also been the subject of double entendre in some of Trinidad and Tobago's most entertaining calypsoes.

Argentina, Urugyay: Across the Charco

  17 April 2007

Across the Charco [ES] is an artistic exchange between Argentine and Uruguayan artists and musicians. Fernando Casale lists the four musical events by Uruguayan artists that will take place at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas over the next two weeks.

Cuba: Asking the Question

  13 April 2007

In the context of a recent blog post about “a young Cuban rapper who criticizes injustice in Cuba while wearing a che t-shirt”, Babalu Blog asks a question that he thinks is “an excellent example of something not much talked about, but that is very important to the future of...

Bahamas: New Junkanoo Blog

  13 April 2007

Nicolette Bethel has a new favourite blog – the first that's dedicated to the great Bahamian cultural tradition of Junkanoo – (never mind she's a little biased).

Turkey is Typing…Keeping up with the Komşuluk

Komşuluk means "the neighborhood" in Turkish, and today we are going to stroll through the streets of the Turkish blogosphere. We begin with the topic of insulting Turkishness, to the crowded streets of Istanbul where news of the upcoming Presidential elections and the latest gossip about Turkish popstars can be heard.

Moldova: American Concert

Public Policy Watch writes about American music in Moldova: “Beside providing funding for this event, the US Government has physically participated in the concert: the US Ambassador in Moldova performed a highly significant and emotional part of Lincoln Portrait: he recited excerpts from the famous public speeches and addresses of...

Iran:Police violence in a pop concert

According to Gamron [Fa], police attacked young people in Reza Sadegi‘s concert in Bandar Abbas a few days ago. The blogger says police warned them when young girls started to dance and even moved their headscarves.Garmon says nobody listened to this warning and they were attacked by police.

Bolivia: Joan Baez and Mimi Farina

  4 April 2007

Professor Zero, in her search for Peruvian cuecas, discovers a YouTube video of Joan Baez and sister Mimi Farina singing a Bolivian hymn written by Apolinar Camacho at a performance at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York.

Turkey is Typing…Film and Other Arts

Pursuits of the artistic type seemed to be on the fingertips of the Turkish bloggers this week from film reviews to art galleries and music. Film Athanasia's Daily gives us her review of the film Apocalypto, which she gave a 7 out of 10: That is to say, that man...

Iran:Tehran based music band in N.Y.

In Project 300 we read “Tehran-based music band Hypernova, spearheaded by former Vancouverite -and friend of a friend- Raam, is in New York. Check out what they're up to. The music scene in Iran is quite complex, none of the music I have so far posted here is actually ‘legal’...

Cuba: Say no to Santana

  2 April 2007

Claudia4Libertad links to a petition requesting that Cuban-American music star Gloria Estefan reconsider having Carlos Santana appear as a guest artist on her tribute to Cuba album “90 Millas” on account of Santana's professed admiration of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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